U.S. Army Chooses Lockheed Martin

NEW DELHI: The U.S. Army through the Consortium Management Group (CMG)/ Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5), awarded Lockheed Martin a Project Agreement to continue development of the Terrestrial Layer System (TLS) program, which will provide critical situational awareness capabilities to the U.S. Army. In today’s complex, digital environment, the U.S. military […]

Indian Navy expands maritime reconnaissance capabilities with delivery of 11th P-8I

NEW DELHI: Boeing is continuing to expand the Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare capabilities with the delivery of the country’s 11th P-8I. The patrol aircraft is an integral part of the Indian Navy’s fleet and has surpassed 30,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013. This is the third aircraft to be […]

Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

NEW DELHI: The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet has exceeded the one million flight-hour mark, some 15 years after the first Lakota UH-72A entered service for the U.S. Army and following the first delivery of the newest UH-72B to the National Guard, as announced at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show […]

Jyotiraditya Scindia virtually flags off 6 routes expanding aerial connectivity in North East India

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, MoS, Civil Aviation, General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.) along with Shri Rajeev Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) virtually flagged off 6 routes expanding the aerial connectivity of North-East India. The routes commencing operations from today are Kolkata – Guwahati, Guwahati – Aizawl, […]

Procurement of expensive plane parts after senior official’s nod: Air India

NEW DELHI: New aircraft parts worth more than Rs 10 lakhs and non-aircraft parts worth more than Rs 5 lakh will now be procured only after the approval of the either Director Finance or Executive Director Finance, Air India said on Sunday. Moreover, the airline in an order stated that if the repair of aircraft […]

Government paying Rs 20 crore daily on Air India, wants quick handover: DIPAM Secretary

NEW DELHI: Two aborted missions, three different ministers, multiple rule changes and two decades later, Indian taxpayers will no longer have to pay Rs 20 crore per day to keep the loss-making Air India flying. While opposition Congress expectedly attacked the decision as selling the family silver, DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said what Tata […]

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Boeing to spin off venture capital arm

NEW DELHI: Boeing and AE Industrial Partners (AEI) have announced a strategic partnership to expand Boeing’s venture capital investing in mobility, space and connectivity, industrial tech and enterprise digital solutions, with a broader emphasis on sustainability. The partnership brings together Boeing’s aerospace and technology innovation and its HorizonX Ventures platform with AEI’s operational and private […]

GoAir plans Rs 2,500 crore IPO early FY22; may file preliminary papers in April

NEW DELHI: Wadia group-owned GoAir plans to come out with a Rs 2,500 crore-initial share sale early next fiscal, according to sources. The no-frills airline has been working on expansion plans and an Initial Public Offer (IPO) will help in raising funds. In recent months, many companies have hit the capital market with their IPOs […]

Surveys & air transport

Pakistan extends airspace ban along its eastern border with India till 28

LAHORE: Pakistan on Thursday extended its airspace ban along its eastern border with India for the third time till June 28, according to a notice issued by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot. […]