The year 2022 started on a cautious note for the aviation sector with Russia invading Ukraine leading to higher fuel prices, flight cancellations and airspace restrictions. However through the year the tide turned quickly and domestic passenger traffic finally breached the pre-pandemic levels.

We witnessed some interesting developments this year. From Rakesh Jhunjhunwala backed Akasa Air take to the skies to much awaited takeover of Air India by Tata group, 2022 had a lot of exciting news dor indian aviation. However, between the good, both Spicejet and GoFirst continued to face headwinds throughout 2022.

In this issue, we are covering a range of topics from IATA’s IOSA program, Aviation ophthalmology, CPDLC to growth of Indian MRO sector. Prashant talks about fundamentals of aircraft maintenance checks and what lies ahead in the future.

As always, contributions, comments and feedback are welcome. All inputs are received with a high degree of enthusiasm.

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