Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
Vistara Hopes To Have 20 Aircraft By 2018 
The airline, a joint venture between India’s Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines Ltd, now has five Airbus A320s in its fleet. It plans to add six aircraft by April, and gradually increase to nine by the end of this year, Vistara CEO Phee Teik Yeoh.
India To Buy More Pilatus PC-7 Mk. 2s 
India will buy 38 PC-7 Mark II basic trainers from Pilatus in addition to the 75 aircraft already purchased from the Swiss airframer to meet the need for 181 Basic Trainer Aircraft for Stage I flying training for the Indian air force.
Indian Order For ShinMaywa US-2 Likely This Year 
India tends to drag out defense equipment orders, but its increasingly close relationship with Japan augurs well for ShinMaywa’s chances of completing a deal for US-2 amphibians.
Design Of India’s AMCA Fighter Fixed, Budget Next 
While New Delhi negotiates for a small share of Sukhoi T-50 development, its defense ministry engineers prepare a fighter that would be 80% Indian
Airbus A330 May Be India’s AWACS Platform 
India will soon finalize a platform for developing its indigenous Airborne Warning and Control Systems Aircraft (AWACS), with Airbus Defense and Space apparently emerging as the sole bidder with its A330 widebody aircraft.
India Freezes AMCA Fighter Design 
Indian defense ministry aircraft designers have frozen the configuration of a proposed medium-weight Indian fighter that they expect to fly early in the 2020s.
Russia Expects Another Mi-17 V5 Order From India 
Russian Helicopters has delivered 141 Mi-17 V5 helicopters so far, since India ordered 80 Mi-17 V5 helos from Russia in 2008 for about $1.2 billion, followed by an additional order of 71 helos in 2012.
Indian Order For ShinMaywa US-2 Expected This Year 
ShinMaywa will probably choose a private local partner to help build the aircraft for the Indian navy, and perhaps make parts for export. Local content is the key issue to be settled before a contract.
Pending Indian Helo Competitions Total 434 Units 
Among the open competitions, the closest to selection is the coast guard helicopter.
Snecma, HAL Team Up To Make Aero-Engine Parts 
Engine manufacturer Snecma and India’s state-run airframer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) are exploring a joint venture for the production of aero-engine parts in India.
HAL To Build New Helicopter Facility In India 
India’s state-owned airframer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) will soon establish a new facility to make military and civilian helicopters for the Indian and global markets.
Dynamatic Makes Aft Pylon For Chinook In India 
Dynamatics has produced the first set of aft pylon and cargo ramp assemblies for the Chinook.
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.
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