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Press link collection: Aerospace India 08/24/2015 India operates first airport with solar energy The Cochin International Airport in India is the first airport in the world that has completely converted to solar energy. The aim is to set an example against extreme environmental pollution in India. Above all, the country is struggling with smog, garbage and exhaust fumes. That is why they dared to convert the fourth largest airport in the country to solar energy (except for the planes, of course). According to the portal I Fucking Love Science, 46,150 solar cells supply the airport with electricity. The panels extend over an area of ​​an incredible 180,000 square meters. It took six months to build the solar farm, which cost 6 million dollars. But the solar cells will last for 25 years. Above all, they save 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions. Cochin International Airport could thus be a model for other airports, at least in countries where solar radiation is similar to that in India. http://www.galileo.tv/life/ Indien-betouses-ersten-flughafen-mit-solarenergie/ 24.08.2015 Relief for Kathmandu Tribhuvan International - India to build a major airport in Nepal The Indian government wants to help Nepal with the construction of a new major airport. It is supposed to relieve the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Commitment is not selfless. New international airport for Nepal: India invests billions in the country. India plans to build a new major airport in Nijgadh in southern Nepal for $ 650 million. It should be able to handle 15 million passengers a year and even offer enough space for the Airbus 380. This is reported by the Business Standard newspaper. The new airport will be a hub for flights to 27 South Asian cities and create over 100,000 jobs. It would also relieve the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. On top of that, India is adding an expressway that will connect the airport with the capital Kathmandu. This reduces the travel time to less than an hour, up until now more than three hours have been required for the route. The cost of the road project is estimated to be more than a billion dollars. China and India are investing India and China are trying to expand their influence in Nepal. After the earthquake last April, both countries sent rescue teams and relief supplies within a few hours. Relations between India and Nepal are traditionally close and are rooted in deep geographic, linguistic and cultural similarities. However, not a few in Nepal accuse India of a “semi-colonial” attitude towards their country. 1

China, on the other hand, is planning Nepal firmly in its prestigious “New Silk Road” project and is investing heavily in infrastructure projects such as roads and power plants. China is now the largest foreign investor, but not without something in return: the government in Beijing is calling for Nepal to be more restrained in dealing with the Tibetan minority in the country. According to the organization Human Rights Watch, Nepal is sending increasing numbers of Tibetan refugees back to China. http://www.aerotelegraph.com/haben-baut-grossflughafen-in-nepal-nijgadh 08/19/2015 India's air traffic grows 29% in July The number of passengers ferried by domestic carriers climbed 29 per cent to 67.45 lakh in July as discounts and fall in fuel prices made airfares more affordable. While no-frills carrier IndiGo continued to dominate with the highest market share of 35.8 per cent, SpiceJet remained on top in terms of passenger load factor that touched 93.4 per cent in July, according to the latest official data. Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday said passenger load factor declined in July compared with June mainly on account of tourist season coming to an end. Last month, local carriers ferried 67.45 lakh passengers, a growth of 29.3 per cent compared with 52.16 lakh passengers seen in July last year. Many carriers had come out with discounts in July and fuel prices had also declined. Both these factors to some extent helped in reducing airfares. In June, local airlines carried 66.01 lakh people. The cumulative figures are for Air India and nine other private carriers, including Jet Airways, SpiceJet and IndiGo. As many as 24.17 lakh people traveled in IndiGo last month, the highest for any carrier. Air India ferried 10.94 lakh while Jet Airways and Jet Lite together carried 15.37 lakh people during the same period. In terms of passenger load factor or occupancy rate of seats, SpiceJet continued to be on top at 93.4 per cent, while rival IndiGo clocked 78.4 per cent in July. Compared with June, SpiceJet saw a marginal improvement from 93.2 per cent whereas IndiGo witnessed a decline from 86.6 per cent. Air India's passenger load factor rose to 77.8 per cent last month from 73.5 per cent seen in June. Last month, Jet Airways' passenger load factor touched 81 per cent, Jet Lite (80.1 per cent), Go Air (81.2 per cent), Vistara (60.3 per cent), Air Asia (80.2 per cent), Air Costa (81.7 per cent) cent) and Air Pegasus (71.5 per cent). "The passenger load factor in the month of July 2015 has shown declining trend compared to previous month primarily due to the end of tourist season," DGCA said. During the January-July period, passenger growth jumped 21.13 per cent to 455.78 lakh. "Passengers carried by domestic airlines during Jan-Jul 2015 were 455.78 lakh as against 376.28 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 21.13 per cent," DGCA said. The overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for July stood at 0.53 per cent with little over 47 per cent instances caused due to technical issues. 2

The maximum cancellation was by Air Costa (4.67 per cent) while the least was by IndiGo at 0.11 per cent. Air Pegasus' stood at 2.50 per cent, Air India (1.12 per cent), Jet Airways (0.52 per cent), SpiceJet (0.49 per cent), Go Air (0.46 per cent), Vistara (0.37 per cent), Air Asia ( 0.30 per cent) and Jet Lite (0.22 per cent). http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/indias-air-traffic-grows-29-in-july/articleshow/48529228.cms 08/19/2015 New terminal at Cochin Airport to start by May next year: Oommen Chandy http: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/new-terminal-at-cochin-airport-tostart-by-may-next-year-oommen-chandy/articleshow/48532461.cms 08/17/2015 Record order: Indian airline orders 250 Airbus aircraft The Indian airline Indigo has ordered 250 Airbus A320neo aircraft for around 23.5 billion euros. The largest airline in India wants to further develop its range of inexpensive travel. The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has finally completed its largest order in terms of numbers. The Indian airline Indigo confirmed its preliminary order for 250 A320neo aircraft on Monday, as Airbus announced. If the list prices are taken as a basis, the aircraft cost around 23.5 billion euros. Often, however, customers negotiate discounts. The companies had already signed a preliminary contract last year. http://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/industrie/rekord-auf-indische-fluglinie-bestellt-250-airbusmaschinen/12196746.html 08/14/2015 Spirit completes the first 737 MAX fuselage The American aviation supplier Spirit AeroSystems announced the First completion of a fuselage for the future Boeing 737 MAX celebrated. Boeing 737 MAX 8 first fuselage Spirit AeroSystems The first fuselage of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 was completed at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita. Photo and copyright: Spirit AeroSystems The first aircraft of the next generation of the Boeing bestseller 737 bears the construction number 5602. For the future 737 MAX, Boeing has optimized the fuselage of the standard fuselage type: In the newly designed tail area, the fuselage is now only tapering significantly further back so that the full trunk width and seating capacity of six seats per row is available to the stern. The 737 MAX hulls built at Spirit in Wichita are nevertheless dimensioned in such a way that they still fit on American broad-gauge railroad cars that they deliver to the final assembly plant in Renton near Seattle. Production of the first 737 MAX wings has already started there in a new, ultra-modern hall with drilling and riveting robots. The first aircraft of the new generation is a Boeing 737 MAX 8 with the production code 1A001, which will be delivered to Southwest Airlines after flight testing and certification. The low-fare Texas airline 3

will also receive the following five aircraft, all aircraft of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 version. The customer for the seventh aircraft will then be Lion Air from India. http://www.flugrevue.de/zivilluftfahrt/flugzeuge/spirit-komplettiert-ersten-737-max-rumpf/642406 08/13/2015 Boeing expects billions of orders from India Boeing expects orders worth 240 billion US dollars in its long-term forecast Dollars from india. Accordingly, the country is likely to need 1,740 new aircraft in the next 20 years, as more and more people from the strong Indian middle class are discovering flying for themselves. The Chicago-based company prepares long-term forecasts for total demand every year, with the outlook this year, driven by Asia, being rosier than last year. "Trade between India and the rest of the world will increase, and that will fuel demand in air travel," said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president of sales for Boeing's commercial aircraft in Asia Pacific and India. More than 80 percent of demand is expected to be for aircraft with a central aisle such as Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 aircraft. Indian airlines are showing the first signs of recovery after difficult years due to slowing economic growth and high kerosene prices. In domestic air traffic, the number of passengers soared in the first six months of 2015 by almost 20 percent to 38.83 million passengers. In 2014 an increase of 10 percent to 67.38 million passengers was recorded. The umbrella association of airlines, IATA, expects India to work its way up six places and to become the third largest market in the world after China and the USA by 2031. The growth forecasts have prompted airlines in India to take on new orders. Spicejet - the country's second-largest low-cost airline by market share - ordered 42 Boeing 737-8 Max jets last year and is currently negotiating with Boeing and Airbus about potential orders for up to 150 additional aircraft. In October, the country's leading low-cost airline, IndiGo, agreed with Airbus to purchase 250 single-aisle aircraft. http://www.finanzen.net/nachricht/aktien/langfristprognose-boeing-rechnet-mit-billionenbestellungen-aus-insel- 4473184 07/01/2015 IndiGo owner says terms of 250-jet Airbus order have expired The owner of Indian airline IndiGo said on Tuesday that the terms of a provisional order to buy 250 aircraft from Airbus (AIR.PA) had expired, but that the two companies remained in talks about acquiring a "significant" number of A320neo jets. Budget airline Indigo, India's biggest carrier by market share, signed a provisional order for 250 A320neo jets from Airbus in October, handing the European planemaker its biggest-ever potential order. The order was worth nearly $ 26 billion at list prices. 4th

"Although the term sheet has expired we remain in active discussions concerning the potential acquisition of a significant number of aircraft from the A320neo family," InterGlobe Aviation said in the draft prospectus for its initial public offering, which it filed with Indian regulators on Tuesday. InterGlobe said there was "no assurance" that it would be able to negotiate a new aircraft order with Airbus. The chief executive of planemaker Airbus said described the delay as a technical one related to the timing of the IPO. "I am not worried about this," Fabrice Bregier told Reuters. Industry sources have said the deal is expected to be signed before the end of this year. Founded in 2006 by travel entrepreneur Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal, a former chief executive of U.S. Airways, IndiGo has placed a series of aggressive, eye-catching orders for Airbus jets as it tries to win a bigger share of India's fast-growing aviation market. Before last October's provisional order, which industry sources had expected to be completed by the end of this year, the airline had placed firm orders for a total of 280 A320-family jets, of which it has taken delivery of 100. IndiGo specializes in placing big orders for jets and selling them on to lessors before renting them back to reduce capital costs. It has denied that the sale-and-leaseback model is the main driver of its profits, which stood out against the chronic losses that have plagued most other major carriers in India. http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/30/indigo-airbus-idinkcn0pa1vp20150630 12.06.2015 The company is also interested in defense and aerospace projects? We'd like to participate in the indigenous manufacture of submarines and are in discussion with public sector and private shipyards. We expect the government to shortlist shipyards for the project in the next six to eight weeks. We have the technology and expertise and are willing to collaborate with Indian companies, by offering design, engineering and implementation knowhow. We have also invested in a service center at Bengaluru for the aerospace industry. This is for material processing of aluminum and titanium used in manufacture of aircraft. At present, the revenue size of the aerospace business in India is small but we expect opportunities as the aviation sector grows. We do not want to lose out on opportunities. http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/we-wish-to-tie-up-for-submarines-in-india-michael-thiemann- 115060600611_1.html 06/11/2015 Military airspace to be opened up for commercial airlines India's ministries of civil aviation and defense have started testing out a plan which entails commercial airlines using military airspace, till now restricted for civilian use. Passenger airlines can currently operate only in 60% of India's airspace. If successfully implemented, the flexible use of airspace will lead to airlines taking more direct routes, cutting flight durations by up to a fifth and may lead to fuel cost savings of up to 15% on one flight and 5% annually. So far, SpiceJet, IndiGo and Jet AirwaysBSE -0.47% have participated in the test flights. 5

"Once institutionalized, this will be a win-win-win: Less fuel consumption and emissions which is good for the environment, lower fuel bills for the airlines, and shorter flying times for passengers. We fully support this initiative," said Sanjiv Kapoor , chief operating officer of SpiceJet, which has operated the first test flight. "We are most definitely at the forefront of this initiative and strongly support flexible use of air space. We worked for months on refining and getting the manual approved by the aviation ministry, and got this three-day training and exercise organized on June 3- 6, "said a senior executive at IndiGo. On June 6, SpiceJetBSE -1.62% operated a Delhi- Dehradun-Delhi flight, flying over Hindon and Sarsawa air force stations. The flight usually takes 50 minutes either way. On the alternate route, SpiceJet saved 3 minutes on one leg and 10 minutes on the other saving a combined total of 330 liters of fuel on the, said a senior executive at the airline. On other routes, airlines will save a lot more. "For example, in order to fly to Dubai, we first have to take our aircraft over Pakistan then over Bahrain to Dubai. Once the airspace is freed, we will directly fly over Muscat and land in Dubai," said a senior executive at SpiceJet . On average, an airline can save 215 liters or Rs 12,900 per flight. Indian carriers buy about 3,000 kilolitres orrs 19,000 crore worth of fuel every year. Jet fuel prices in India are costlier than most of the world due to the implementation of high taxes. Jet fuel expense accounts for above 40% of an airline's operating costs.talks for the flexible use of airspace started in January 2007 when the DGCA drafted the first plan to the aviation ministry. In the two subsequent years, officials from the regulator and the ministry visited their counterparts in the US, as well as NATS, the main air safety provider in the UK and Eurocontrol, the European organization for the safety of air navigation. The following years saw the setting up of bodies such as the National High Level Airspace Policy Body (NHLAPB) and National Airspace Management Advisory Committee (NAMAC) which has airline executives, officials from the defense ministry and the airports authority of India as members. The Airports Authority of India has constituted a separate directorate, which will oversee the optimization of airspace in co-ordination with the ministry of defense. Earlier too there has been have been some instances of this mixed use. For instance, commercial aircraft are now allowed to fly to 26 military airports. But much of the airspace remains restricted for them, leading to longer flights. The mixed use will be implemented at three levels: some airspace will be permanently opened up for civil flights, some air routes can be applied for by an airline to operate on, while others will be opened up as and when required on the basis of requirement . For example on a flight's way to Dehradun, if there is no airforce movement over the Hindon base which is in the way, the air traffic controller can take a call instantly and direct a flight to fly over the defense base. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/military-airspace-to-be-opened-upfor-commercial-airlines/articleshow/47622398.cms 06/10/2015 Five Indian students win Airbus innovation contest Five Indian students have won the fourth edition of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas global competition organized in partnership with UNESCO to encourage the next generation of innovators. Team Multifun is the name of the contest and it comprises of aerospace engineering students-sathiskumar Anusuya Ponnusami, Shashank Agrawal, Dhamotharan Veerasamy, Mohit Gupta and Ajith Moses, who have bagged the top prize of Euros 30,000 at the award ceremony held in Hamburg, Germany on 27th May, 2015. 6

05/10/2015 Govt yet to take a call on Tata-Airbus bid Despite the independent committee report, submitted to the government on the Tata-Airbus consortium s bid ...Despite the independent committee report, submitted to the government on the Tata-Airbus consortium s bid to replace Indian Air Force s (IAF) aging fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 transport carriers in a Rs 12,000-crore deal, the government is unlikely to take a decision next week. Sources said, MoD has been studying the Gokhale committee report, but has not reached any decision. The study has raised questions about the single-vendor situation and other related issues about the replacement plan. It will now be up to the Defense Acquisition Council meeting led by defense minister Manohar Parrikar that is scheduled to meet on May 11 to take a final decision. It maybe recalled Parrikar had told Parliament the government had set up an independent panel to look into various issues vis-a-vis a single-vendor scenario. Since last November, the DAC, headed by the defense minister, has been seeking additional information. Prime minister Narendra Modi during the France visit went to the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse. Airbus Defense and Space (ADS) had submitted a joint proposal with Tata to produce the modern C-295 aircraft in the country as a replacement for the aging Avro aircraft of the Indian Air Force. In May 2013, the ministry had issued a global tender called a request for proposals (RfP) to original equipment manufacturers including US defense major Boeing, Ilyushin of Russia, Antonov of Ukraine, Franco-German consortium EADS (now rechristened Airbus), Embraer of Brazil and Alenia Aeromacchi of Italy. They were required to tie-up with an Indian private company under which 40 aircraft will be produced here, while 16 would be bought off-the-shelf. Of these, 40 aircraft would be manufactured in India by an Indian Production Agency (IPA) from the private sector. The IPA is to be chosen by the original equipment manufacturer. As per the tender, foreign OEM would remain as the main contractor and the Indian partner would only remain as a vendor. http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/govt-yet-to-take-a-call-on-tata-airbus-bid/70808/ 04/11/2015 Aircraft manufacturer expands: Airbus wants to produce in India Airbus drives it to India: CEO Enders announced after a meeting with Prime Minister Modi that he wanted to produce on the subcontinent. An Indian airline had previously placed a bulk order. The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus wants to produce in India in the future. Airbus CEO Tom Enders said on Saturday after meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Toulouse that Airbus was ready to manufacture in India. This is about the final assembly of military transport aircraft and helicopters. To date, Airbus operates engineering centers and a research facility in India. Modi opens the Hanover Fair on Sunday together with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). This time India is the partner country of the world's largest industrial show. Aircraft industry 7

Ender said India played an important role in Airbus' international operations. Last October, the group secured a billion-dollar contract from India. The domestic airline IndiGo had signed a purchase agreement for 250 aircraft from the A320neo class. http://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/industrie/flugzeugbauer-expandiert-airbus-will-in- Indienproduzieren/11622448.html 02.04.2015 Private sector manufacturing for aerospace to boost investment: Minister Private sector participation in aerospace manufacturing in India will boost the prospects of fresh investments by domestic and overseas investors and create more employment opportunities, said the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati at the inauguration of the Gujarat Aero Conclave here on Wednesday. "Gujarat Aero Conclave, is a distinctive initiative to encourage private sector participation in aerospace manufacturing and promoting air connectivity and skill development in the country," said the minister in his address. The minister also mentioned that India is set to become the third largest aviation market in the world by 2020 from its present 9th position with a size of about US $ 16 billion. Adding further he termed the Civil Aviation a key infrastructure sector that facilitates the growth of business, seamless flow of investment, trade and tourism, with significant multiplier effects across the economy. The three-day Aero Conclave, jointly organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, Government of Gujarat and FICCI will have discussion on topics like Indigenization in Aviation Sector - Future role of India in manufacturing and maintenance, Connecting the remote area to hubs for economic growth in Aviation Sector and promoting Aviation Skills in youth for better employability. The Conclave was inaugurated by the Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. There will be air shows twice daily during April 1-4 as Ahmedabad residents will see the sky being filled with airplanes of different sizes and color. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/private-sector-manufacturing-for-aerospaceto-boost-investment-minister/article7057919.ece 17.02.2015 India an integral part of our supply chain India is a strategic country for Airbus Group both as a big, growing market and an important industrial partner. The group is competing in several important tenders and is enthusiastic about supporting Make in India. At the same time, it is plugging India in its global value chain with over 30 Indian companies supplying to the group. Its procurement from India has tripled in the last three years and crossed $ 350 million in 2013. Yves Guillaume, president (India), Airbus Group, spoke to FE s Huma Siddiqui. Edited excerpts: What is your opinion on the Make in India campaign and how are you planning to support it? I believe it is an excellent opportunity for India to realize its true manufacturing potential and in defense it can be a turning point as far as establishing a robust indigenous military-industrial complex is concerned. We are willing to strongly support India in this endeavor and hope that it will take decisions which further the spirit of this program. 8th

As far as how are we supporting it, our actions speak louder than words. We have submitted a joint bid with Tata to replace the Indian Air Force s Avro transporter with the modern C295 medium military transport aircraft. This is an excellent Make in India project and promises to support the Indian private sector in making the highly significant leap to creating a modern and efficient aircraft final assembly line (FAL), as well as assembling main components and producing detailed parts. This in turn will lay the ground for an Indian supply chain supporting the production of a market-leading military transport. This is why it is important that the government moves ahead with the competition. Beyond our partnership with Tata for the C295, we have a JV with Larsen & Toubro for manufacturing radar, avionics, electronic warfare and mobile systems for military applications. The strength of our commitment to the Make in India program lies in the fact that we have a history of collaborating with India. To give you an example from the field of space, ISRO, its commercial arm, Antrix, and we have together designed and built two communication satellites Eutelsat W2M in 2008 and HYLAS 1 in 2010 for European operators. Not to mention our over 50-year-old industrial collaboration with HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics) wherein it has built more than 600 helicopters with highly cooperative sharing of technology and know-how from Airbus Helicopters. You are the single bidder for the Avro replacement tender. Do you see the government going ahead with your proposal? We submitted our proposal in accordance with the RFP (request for proposal) and now it is up to the Indian government to decide on how to proceed. We were not aware that we would end up being the sole bidder at the time we submitted our response. According to us there were other potential bidders with products that could have been fielded in the competition. As I said before, the Avro replacement program is an excellent Make in India project. India could hardly invest a program more optimized to help boost the local private sector aircraft manufacturing industry and that s why it is important that the government progresses the tender. We just had an excellent year of sales with the C295, with no fewer than 28 aircraft ordered by seven countries. Have you formed a JV with the Tata Group to produce the Avro in India? If yes, what is the percentage that you hold in it? The RFP does not ask for a JV to be created, so we haven't formed one. In our bid, we are the prime contractor and Tata is the Indian production agency (IPA). As the prime we will work closely with Tata including transfer of technology and know-how in order to allow it to deliver aircraft as per the specifications in the RFP, on cost and on time. What is the status of the A330 MRTT (multi-role tanker transport) contract? We have been in final negotiations with the ministry of defense for some time now but I think both sides now really need to finalize the contract. What is the status of your participation in the reconnaissance and surveillance helicopter (RSH) competition? We are talking to different Indian companies on possible tie-ups. We have time until the issuance of the RFP to firm up a partnership. I would just like to add that we have been very active in the light utility helicopter or RSH project for over 10 years now, expending in the different stages of the tender, sizeable resources and efforts. The AS550 9

Fennec was shortlisted each time as one of the preferred operational choices for the armed forces thanks to its unparalleled performance and versatility. It demonstrated in all climates and environments in India as being fully compliant with the technical requirements. How was 2014 for your civil business in India? Last year, Airbus signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) with IndiGo for 250 firm A320neo family aircraft. The agreement will become Airbus single largest order by number of aircraft. Airbus also signed a long-term flight hour services tailored support package (FHS-TSP) with Vistara. Commercial A380 flights to India started last year as did AirAsia India operations using A320 aircraft. Also, Vistara commenced operations using A320 in January this year. You claim sourcing is part of your industrial strategy for India. Do you have any examples to back that? It is not just a claim. It is a fact that India is an integral part of Airbus Group s global supply chain. We have over 30 local suppliers, public and private, and more than 5,000 jobs have been generated by Airbus across this supplier network. The top three commodities that we source from India are engineering and IT services, aero structures and detail parts and systems. To give you some examples, HAL produces half of all A320 forward passenger doors while Dynamatic Technologies, a global tier-1 supplier, provides flap track beams for the A320 and A330 family aircraft. Tata Advanced Materials, in partnership with Spirit AeroSystems, is producing composite parts for the A350XWB programs. In addition, Aequs supplies several detail parts. Companies such as Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Tata, HCL, Geometrics and Wipro also provide information system and engineering services. Overall, Airbus procurement from India has tripled in the last three years and was over $ 350 million in 2013. There is a bit of made in India in every Airbus aircraft. This is not all. In 2007, together with the Supply Chain Management Institute at the EBS Business School in Germany, we have endowed a research chair for sourcing and supply management at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/india-an-integral-part-of-our-supply-chain/43751/ 02/17/2015 Airbus signs pact with Dynamatic Technologies for flap-track beams http: //economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/airbus-signs-pact-with-dynamatictechnologies-for-flap-track-beams/articleshow/46263794.cms 3/6/2015 Airbus hopes for a billion-euro order from India Europe's largest aviation group, Airbus, can again hope for a billion-euro order from India for its Eurofighter. According to information from Wirtschaftswoche, the negotiations between the French manufacturer Dassault and the Indian government, which have been ongoing for three years to buy 126 fighter planes, have stalled. That is why the Eurofighter, which was second in the market at the time and which Airbus is building with BAE Systems from Great Britain, could now be used in the contract worth around 20 billion dollars. 10

If Dassault jumps out, there is no guarantee that Airbus will come second-best bidder, but the optimism is there, said an insider. According to reports, India is gradually coming under time pressure to buy it. A new tender would be time-consuming and costly. But India urgently needs a replacement for its old Russian fighter jets, industry circles say. An order from India would be a relief, especially for the German locations of Airbus Defense and Space. Otherwise, up to 2,600 jobs could be lost at locations such as Manching in Bavaria. Airbus currently has no export order for the Eurofighter. http://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/dienstleister/eurofighter-airbus-hofft-auf-millionenauf-aushaben/11468716.html Axis Aerospace launches bird detection & monitoring radar systems Axis Aerospace & Technologies Ltd (AAT), a leading Indian company offering hi-tech products and solutions to defense, aerospace and homeland security needs, launched their first ever Bird Detection & Monitoring Radar System (BDMRS) at the Defexpo 2014. This unique system has been developed to address the bird menace faced by aircrafts both civil and military. Bird hits are the most menacing hazards faced by aircrafts globally. As per the latest statistics available with Airport Authority of India (AAI), 14 bird hits were recorded in 2012. In addition, the Indian aviation industry loses over an estimate of Rs.20 crore annually due to bird hits. While traditional measures like bursting fire crackers, placing scare crows near the runways, regular trimming of grass and maintaining cleanliness near the perimeter walls of the airport has helped in bringing down incidents of bird hits, there is still scope to further minimize this risk using technology and such radar systems. The BDRMS is one such technology developed by AAT to prevent Bird Airstrike Hazards (BASH) in India. The system operates in the S band and has a detection range of 15km for large birds and 8km for small birds. It can be deployed up to altitudes of 3000m. It is maintenance free and easily transportable by road. The BDMRS not only manages bird airstrike hazards but is also helps in ornithological studies by habitat assessment, deriving trends and patterns of avian activity which can help in assessment of risks to flying and instituting permanent anti BASH measures. In addition, it has key technical features like data warehousing and mining, advanced analysis algorithms in risk assessment and warning systems. Axis Aerospace Technologies is committed to offer product and solutions which can seamlessly integrate into industry requirements. We provide holistic solutions and add value in the development process using our technical competency and industrial expertise. With BDMRS, we strive to offer Hi-Tech solutions to the Defense and Aerospace industry, protecting lives in the process. said Sudhakar Gande, vice chairman, Axis Aerospace & Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He further added, Multinational Defense OEMs will see our ability to contribute more than the mandatory 30% Indian content and offsets in the Buy (Indian) and Buy (Global) categories respectively. AAT is willing to invest in cutting edge technologies for developing self-reliance in defense production and providing cost effective production in India for our foreign partners. AAT s BDMRS has gone through successful field evaluation trials and is now ready for deployment. 11

http://www.ifsecglobal.com/axis-aerospace-launches-bird-detection-monitoring-radar-systems/ march 2014 Karnataka woos aviation firms to aerospace park http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/karnataka -woos-aviation-firms-to-aerospacepark / article5785349.ece 23.06.2014 Tata to supply wings for Dornier aircraft Google Export Trainings - Register here for Google Export Training - free of charge & in Cologne! events.withgoogle.com/koeln Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will participate in the ground-breaking ceremony of a new project of the Tata Advanced Systems to manufacture wings and fuselage for the Dornier 228 NG (New Generation) aircraft, here on Monday. The project also involves RUAG Aviation of Germany. The 19-seater has a five-blade propeller made of fiber composite materials and a high-quality glass cockpit and avionics that has short take-off and landing capabilities. With the ability to operate from unprepared airstrips and in hot conditions, the aircraft is also said to be the fastest in transporting passengers or cargo over a comparable distance. RUAG is an international technology group operating in the fields of aerospace and defense. Tata Advanced Systems is a major in the aero structures business in India with joint ventures with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Export-oriented The project is the fourth unit to be set up since 2009 in Hyderabad, and all products made in the units are exported. Tata Advanced Systems has delivered over 70 Sikorsky S-92 cabins, successfully indigenizing production of the entire cabin and through its joint venture with Lockheed Martin, has also delivered the Empennage and Center Wing Box. feb 2013 Karnataka unveils aerospace policy Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar unveiled the State government s Aerospace Policy, the first such policy statement in the country, at Aero India 2013 on Wednesday. Recognizing that the expenditure on aerospace and defense equipment in the next 10 years is to amount more than Rs. 5 lakh crore, the policy aims to develop Karnataka as a hub for the aerospace industry. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/karnataka-unveils-aerospace-policy/article4386851.ece 12