Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India’s AMCA Fighter Targets Mid-2020s First Flight 
Preliminary design of India’s proposed Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft will begin in March.
Contract Ready But Unsigned For More Indian T-50 Work 
Russia and India have agreed on the terms for the next phase of cooperation on the T-50 fighter program but have not yet committed to them, United Aircraft Corp. says.
India To Set Up MiG-29K Service Center 
India will establish a shore-based intermediate-level engine repair facility for servicing the MiG-29K aircraft.
India Launches Record 104 Satellites On One Mission 
A majority of the spacecraft, 88, are cubesats bolstering San Francisco-based Planet’s growing Earth-observation constellation.
Air India Finances More 787s 
Air India has invited offers for sale and leaseback of two more Boeing 787-800s, at a price of $125 million for each aircraft.
India Tests Cryogenic Stage For Launch of GSLV Mk. 3 
India has conducted the final test of its indigenously developed cryogenic rocket stage prior to its operational debut aboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3 rocket in the coming months.
First A320neo Joins Air India’s Fleet 
Indian flag carrier Air India introduced its new Airbus A320neo on Feb. 16, as part of the airline’s attempt to cater to growing travel demand in a highly-competitive aviation market.
IAI Taps Hindustan Aeronautics For 737 Cargo Doors 
IAI has placed a further order with India’s state-run HAL to supply the main deck cargo door for converted Boeing 737s.
HAL’s Proposed Helicopter Would Be In Mi-17, S-92 Class 
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) aims at building a rotorcraft in the class of the Sikorsky S-92 and Russian Helicopters Mi-17, initially to meet what it sees as the needs of the Indian air force.
HAL To Service Saab EW Systems In India 
Saab Grintek Defense (SGD) will transfer its technology to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) for in-country maintenance of Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) system in India.
Indian Deals Attract Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Saab and UAC  4
Saab alone has hopes of snagging fighter contracts of both the Indian navy and air force. Its JAS 39E/F Gripen meets the air force demand for just one engine, and a carrier-based version is in the works.
Rafael Says India Interested In I-Derby Missile 
India is showing interest in Rafael’s I-Derby Extended Range (ER) beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile, mainly for its indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).
India Launches 104 Sats In One Mission 
India made history on Feb. 15 by successfully launching a record 104 satellites in a single mission.
Boeing Considers Civil Offsets In Indian Naval Fighter Offer 
Boeing’s civil businesses could contribute to the industrial package accompanying an offer of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for the Indian navy, the company says.
MBDA, L&T Partner To Make Missiles In India 
European missile maker MBDA and India-based engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have formed a joint venture to develop missiles in India.
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