Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India Inks Asraam Missile Deal With MBDA 
The missile will replace the out-of-production French Matra Magic R550 short-range heat-seeking missile in India’s 100-odd upgraded Jaguars.
Air India To Lease Back Five More Boeing 787s
National carrier Air India will sell and leaseback five more of its new Boeing 787 aircraft as part of its efforts to reduce costs and raise funds to re-finance the acquisition of the aircraft.
India Seeks Help In Reducing Trainer Aircraft Weight 
India has sought technical assistance from international airframe design firms to help reduce the weight of its intermediate jet trainer, the HJT-36 Sitara.
India Grounds Three AW101s Due To Lack Of Spare Parts 
The "supply of spare parts for the three AW101 helicopters has been one of the key issues since the cancellation of the contract," a senior Indian air force official tells Aviation Week.
India’s Tata Group Aims To Make Aircraft 
India’s Tata group will develop fuselages and wings of new-generation Dornier 228 aircraft for Switzerland-based RUAG Aviation AG, as it aims to become a full-grown aircraft manufacturer in the country.
French Official Optimistic On Long-Delayed Indian Fighter Deal 1
France’s foreign minister thinks the long wait for India’s purchase of 126 Dassault Rafale fighters may finally be nearing its end.
Jet-Etihad Deal May Face More Trouble 
The agreement between India’s Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways may run into new trouble, as Singapore’s competition watchdog has initiated an inquiry into a possible violation of its trade laws.
The Competition Commission of Singapore (CSS), which is in charge of investigating alleged anti-competitive activities and applying suitable remedies, will take a final decision on the deal after it receives feedback from the public and other stakeholders until July 11.
The Jet-Etihad alliance, a
India Puts Five International Satellites Into Space 
India’s space agency has successfully put into orbit five international satellites to observe the Earth, reinforcing the country’s capabilities in launching satellites for western countries and reflecting its ambitions in the multi-billion dollar global space market.
India Buying More Apaches For Its Army 
Indian army wants its own AH-64 helicopters
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