Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India Makes Progress On Chandrayaan-2 Payloads 
India hopes to deliver all the payloads for its second lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-2, by the end of this year.
India to Launch 22 Satellites in One Mission 
India will launch 22 satellites in a single mission this year, setting new records for the country’s space program.
Tata Sons And Its Executives To Own 51% Of AirAsia India 
Tata Sons Ltd., which controls India’s diversified Tata Group, and some of its executives plan to become 51% shareholders in AirAsia India, an arm of Malaysian LCC AirAsia Bhd., paving the way for further investment, the company said.
India Eyes Long-Term Support Contract For Mi-17 
India is looking to sign a long-term maintenance agreement with Russian Helicopters to provide after-sales service for the country’s Mi-17 helicopters.
Rockwell Collins to Provide CAAS for Indian CH-47Fs 
Rockwell Collins will provide its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) for 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters to be supplied by Boeing to India.
Airbus Plans Pilot Training Center In India 
The facility, to be fully owned and funded by Airbus Group India, will be the main center supporting India’s need for new Airbus pilots, says Srinivasan Dwarakanath, president of Airbus in India.
India’s HAL To Make Foray Into Civil Aviation
India’s state-run defense aircraft-maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) has announced plans to manufacture and operate two Dornier Do-228 aircraft, marking a foray into the civil aviation sector.
India Developing Radiation Sensor For Nuclear Facilities 
India is working to develop a sensor to gauge radiation levels after a nuclear accident, making a significant step toward ensuring the safety of the country’s nuclear installations.
India's Reliance, Sagem To Develop Naval Tracking System 
India’s Reliance Defense Ltd. has teamed up with French avionics firm Sagem to develop and transfer technology for the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system for naval warships and combat aircraft.
New Airbus Facility To Expand Pilot, MRO Training In India 
Airbus plans to establish a pilot and maintenance training center in India, taking a major step toward securing a dominant position in the country’s aviation market.
Air India Leasing 14 A320neos, Expanding Narrowbody Fleet 
Air India has signed an agreement to lease 14 Airbus A320neo aircraft from Alafco, a Kuwait-based company.
India’s LCH Successfully Fires Rockets 
Ahead of its certification firing trials, the weaponized configuration of India’s indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) TD-3 recently executed the successful firing of 70-mm rockets.
Airbus Offers To Shift AS565 Panther Line To India 
Airbus has offered to transfer the final assembly line of its AS565 MBe Panther from France to India if it wins the bid for the country’s proposed naval utility helicopter (NUH).
IndiGo Takes Delivery Of Its First Airbus A320neo 
Indian LCC IndiGo has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, marking the beginning of the next phase of its growth and becoming the first A320neo operator in India.
India To Launch 25 Foreign Satellites In 2016-17  3
India will launch 25 foreign satellites this year and next year using its indigenous launch vehicle as it strives to increase its presence in the global space launch market.

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