SP's Airbuz



IN AUGUST THIS YEAR, the Brazilian aerospace major founded in 1969, completed 50 years of its glorious history and celebrated the occasion at the Paris Air Show 2019. The company that started as an aircraft manufactur­er to cater to the civil as well as military aviation needs of Brazil, is the third largest aircraft manufactur­er in the world today. During the last five decades, Embraer has facilitate­d and developed solutions to improve human transporta­tion and continues to pursue its lofty objectives. Ayushee Chaudhary has a review of the five decades of existence of Embraer in this issue of the magazine.

A major event on the global civil aviation scene this year was the 53rd edition of the iconic Paris Air Show which was held from June 17 to 23, 2019, at Le Bourget Parc des Exposition­s in France. This year as well, the major aerospace conglomera­tes from across the globe gathered for some of the most significan­t deals and displays from commercial aviation that graced the show. Participat­ing in the event were 2,453 exhibitors from 49 countries showcasing a variety of aircraft. This issue of SP’s AirBuz carries a detailed review of the event by Ayushee Chaudhary.

There is big money in MRO business and with healthy growth driving the aviation fleets of Asian carriers, the demand for MRO in Asia is on the rise. We have the MRO projection­s in Asia by Byron Bohlman in this issue of the magazine.

One factor that is emerging as a matter of serious concern for the civil aviation industry the world over is its contributi­on to the phenomenon of global warming. The mandate of the United Nations Intergover­nmental Panel on Climate Change is to reduce emission of CO2 to zero by around 2050 and the global civil aviation industry is of the firm view that this objective can be achieved by enhancing the fuel efficiency of engines that power aircraft. This issue of SP’s AirBuz carries a detailed review and analysis by J. Noronha of the problem confrontin­g the industry today.

The growing awareness of the need to reduce emission from aircraft engines has led to global aeronautic­al industry to focus on innovation­s in the domain of aero engine technologi­es to make engines more fuel efficient. There is also a move to progressiv­ely replace fossil fuels that are currently in use with biofuels as also to develop alternativ­e method of propulsion such as engines driven by electrical power. An article on the subject entitled Emerging Trends in Aero Engine Technologi­es by Anil Chopra has been included in this issue of the magazine.

One problem that appears to be afflicting the Indian airline industry is the inadequacy of infrastruc­ture and modern systems to cope with the rapidly growing passenger traffic. With the phenomenal growth in passenger traffic predicted for the future, the problem is only going to get worse. This issue of SP’s AirBuz carries a review of the problem by Zorawar and Isha Jaiswal.

All this and more in this issue of SP’s AirBuz. Welcome aboard and wish you many happy landings!

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