Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
Orders Await For Nine Indian Helicopter Programs 
Even if India does not meet its requirement for 1,000 new helicopters by 2020, its military will be ordering a vast number of new rotorcraft.
Irkut To Complete Su-30MKI Kit Deliveries To India In 2015 
When deliveries are completed, the Russian firm will have delivered 222 kits to the state-owned airframer, which builds the Su-30MKI under license at its Nashik factory.
India, U.S. To Develop Next-Generation Small UAV 
Named “Cheel,” the UAV is to be jointly developed and produced by Dynamatic Technologies and AeroVironment in India.
Boeing May Be Forced To Hike Prices Of Apache, Chinook For India 
India's defense ministry has been asking for extensions, a Boeing India executive says. "We did provide them as and when appropriate," he says. "It is not always possible to keep extending, because we live in a world where we feel inflationary pressure."
Dhruv Helo Crash Could Set Back Export Ambitions 
The 5.5-ton, twin-engine Dhruv, manufactured by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), has been clocking a worrisome safety record recently, with three accidents in less than a month.
A Turnaround For India’s First Indigenous Fighter 1
After nearly three decades, India is sending its indigenous lightweight fighter aircraft to its air force, although full operational capability and a naval version are still in the works.
France, India Disagree Over Key Rafale Contract Issue 23
While India’s government complains that Dassault will not provide quality guarantees for Rafale fighters built in India, France says that the original request for proposals did not call for one.
Foreign Investment In India Still Lags Behind Potential 
India now allows foreign companies to own 49% of joint ventures, but without the ability to control more decisions, global investors are finding other ways to enter the market there.
Indian Airlines Anticipate Profits Soon 
Analysts say India’s airlines are set to post their best operational performance in the last five years.
Vistara, AirAsia India Enter India’s Domestic Sector 
Despite the fluctuation in India’s airline sector, outside investors see promise there.
India Makes Room For A Private Defense Sector 
India’s private defense contractors are jumping into the space that the government has opened for them. Many have experience, but not always enough. And the biggest projects look too risky for them.
Indian Navy’s Second LCA Makes First Flight 
The event marks the growth of India’s indigenous navy LCA program, aimed at achieving an aircraft carrier compatibility technology demonstration.
HAL To Supply 14 Dornier Aircraft To Indian Air Force 
India’s state-run aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. has won a $176 million contract to supply 14 Dornier-228 aircraft to the Indian air force.
Canister Trial Of Agni-V Successful 
The first canister-based trial of India’s Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile was successfully carried out for the missile’s full range of more than 5,000 km from Wheeler Island off the eastern Odisha coast on Jan. 31.
Air India Seeks Bridge Loan For 787-8 Deliveries 
The carrier has invited offers from banks and other financial institutions to arrange the bridge financing for a 12-18-month period.
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