Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
Articles
India’s Defense Industry Strains To Meet ‘Buy Indian’ Goals 
The push to have more defense industry-related manufacturing built indigenously is hurting India in the short run, but the benefits could outweigh the pain.
IAF To Get LCA Tejas In March 2015 
The Indian air force (IAF) has ordered a total of 40 LCAs.
India’s GSLV Mk. 3 Launch Successful 

NEW DELHI – India successfully launched an unmanned crew capsule on its heaviest rocket – the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3, during its first experimental flight Dec. 18, bringing the country a step closer to fulfilling its human spaceflight ambitions.

India’s SpiceJet Resumes Services After Temporary Grounding 

NEW DELHI—The future of cash-strapped Indian private carrier SpiceJet appears bleak as lenders show reluctance, despite requests from the government, to provide short-term working-capital loans of up to 6 billion rupees ($94.2 million).

Notwithstanding relief measures announced by the government, the beleaguered airline was forced to ground its entire fleet on Dec. 17 for over 10 hours, after oil-marketing companies refused to refuel SpiceJet’s aircraft due to non-payment of dues.

India Readies Next GSLV Test Flight 

NEW DELHI — India’s first experimental flight of its latest Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk. 3) with a Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE) will take place on Dec. 18.

The 24.5-hr. countdown for the mission began at 9 a.m. local time on Dec. 17. The lesser duration of the countdown for the mission is due to the dummy cryogenic stage. 

India’s SpiceJet Resumes Services After Temporary Grounding 
Notwithstanding relief measures announced by the government, the beleaguered airline was forced to ground its entire fleet on Dec. 17 for over 10 hours, after oil-marketing companies refused to refuel SpiceJet’s aircraft due to non-payment of dues.
India’s GSLV Mk. 3 Launch Successful 
India successfully launched an unmanned crew capsule on its heaviest rocket – the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3, during its first experimental flight Dec. 18.
India Readies Next GSLV Test Flight 
India’s first experimental flight of its latest Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk. 3) with a Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE) will take place on Dec. 18.
Russia To Make Ka-226T Helos In India 
Russia has agreed to assemble 400 twin-engine Ka-226T helicopters in India.
Ariane 5 Orbits Communications Sats For U.S., India 
European launch consortium Arianespace launched two telecommunications satellites atop an Ariane 5 ECA heavy-lift rocket on Dec. 6, delivering the DirecTV-14 spacecraft and India’s GSAT-16 to geostationary transfer orbit.
Sikorsky Finally Bags Multirole Helo Contract From Indian Navy 
Sikorsky has been selected to supply 16 S-70B Seahawk helicopters for the Indian navy’s long-running Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare.
 
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