Some high­lights of Aero In­dia 2017

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Vayu in­ter­views with some lead­ers of the in­dus­try as also var­i­ous high­lights are col­lated for reader’s ref­er­ence. Of course, Vayu’s Show Dailies were pub­lished and widely dis­trib­uted through­out the Show and – as al­ways – were first on the scene !

The Rafale omni- role fighter air­craft was show­cased at Aero In­dia 2017. Three Rafale fight­ers, one sin­gle-seat Rafale C, and two twin seat Rafale B fight­ers par­tic­i­pated at the show after the ac­qui­si­tion by In­dian of 36 Rafales in Septem­ber 2016, con­sis­tent with Rafale In­ter­na­tional’s en­deav­our to il­lus­trate its com­mit­ment to In­dia and to In­dian in­ter­ests.

This pro­gramme ex­em­pli­fies the strate­gic re­la­tion­ship and the ‘ex­em­plary part­ner­ship’ main­tained be­tween In­dia and France and is a ‘nat­u­ral cul­mi­na­tion’ of the re­la­tion­ship of trust ini­ti­ated in 1953 when In­dia be­came Das­sault Avi­a­tion’s first ex­port cus­tomer.

“Das­sault Avi­a­tion, the Rafale man­u­fac­turer, has con­trib­uted proudly to In­dia’s de­fence pre­pared­ness for more than 60 years. Demon­strat­ing the Rafale ca­pa­bil­i­ties in Aero In­dia, is reaf­firm­ing our to­tal com­mit­ment to In­dia’s sovereignty. We have had a long stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with In­dian Air Force and in­dus­try and, thanks to the un­matched ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the Rafale and to our full in­volve­ment in the in­no­va­tive ap­proach of the ‘Make in In­dia’ ini­tia­tive, we are en­tirely ded­i­cated to partner In­dia in meet­ing its strate­gic de­fence and eco­nomic needs” stated Eric Trap­pier, Chair­man and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Das­sault Avi­a­tion.

Vayu’s Angad Singh ‘pulled G at Aero In­dia 2017’ and his flight in a Gripen D was un­doubt­edly the ‘ex­pe­ri­ence of a life­time’, and is in­cluded in this Is­sue.

Serge Das­sault with Das­sault Sys­tèmes co-founder Charles Edel­stenne, and cur­rent Das­sault Avi­a­tion Chair­man and CEO Éric Trap­pier. Serge Das­sault has at­tended ev­ery Aero In­dia show since 1996!

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