Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
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Indian Air Force Sukhoi Crash Raises Issues Of Reliability 
NEW DELHI — The Indian air force (IAF) has ordered systematic technical checks on all Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft currently in service after one of the front-line twin-engine fighters crashed soon after takeoff on Oct. 14.
India Launches Third Navigation Satellite 
NEW DELHI — India successfully lofted the third of its seven navigation satellites early Oct. 16, moving closer to forming its own indigenous air navigation system.
India To Test Launch GSLV Mk. 3 In 45 Days 
NEW DELHI — The much-awaited experimental flight of India’s heaviest rocket – the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3 – will take place in 45 days, a senior space scientist says.
India Test Fires Subsonic Cruise Missile 
The 1,000-kilometer (620-mi.)-class missile, developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization, took off from the launch complex at Chandipur in the eastern Odisha state at 10:04 a.m. on Oct. 17.
India’s Mars Orbiter Gets Ready For Comet Flyby 
"The spacecraft has been taken to a position farthest from the tail of the comet Siding Spring so that it doesn’t affect the satellite as it comes close to Mars," says an Indian Space Research Organization official.
India Launches Third Navigation Satellite 
India successfully lofted the third of its seven navigation satellites early Oct. 16, moving closer to forming its own indigenous air navigation system.
India To Test Launch GSLV Mk. 3 In 45 Days 
The much-awaited experimental flight of India’s heaviest rocket – the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk. 3) – will take place in 45 days, a senior space scientist says.
IAF’s Sukhoi Crash Raises Reliability Concerns 
The Indian air force (IAF) has ordered systematic technical checks on all Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft currently in service after one of the front-line twin-engine fighters crashed soon after takeoff on Oct. 14.
India's IndiGo Signs MoU For 250 Airbus A320neos
The deal becomes Airbus' largest single order by number of aircraft.
Indian Aircraft Carrier’s Construction Progressing 

NEW DELHI – India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) is 85% complete and on schedule to be deployed with the country’s navy by 2018.

The carrier, likely to be named INS Vikrant, is currently being built at the Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi, in southern India.

“At the moment, 85% of the hull is complete and 90% of the fabrication is over,” says Commodore K. Subramaniam, chairman and managing director of Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

India DGCA Inspections Ground Three More Aircraft 
India’s aviation regulator has grounded three aircraft while stepping up safety inspections of leading Indian carriers over issues ranging from unfastened locks to untrained air staff of local carriers.
Indian Aircraft Carrier’s Construction Progressing 
India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) is 85% complete and progressing well to be deployed in the country’s navy by 2018.
IRNSS-1C Launch Rescheduled For Oct. 16 
The Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS-1C), the country’s third navigation satellite, will be launched on Oct. 16, nearly a week after technical error forced postponement of its previously scheduled Oct. 10 liftoff.
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