Noida Airport land handed over to private developer, construction soon

NEW DELHI: In a stepping stone for the development of Noida International Airport, a pact was signed between the Uttar Pradesh government’s joint venture company and Swiss developer Zurich International Airport AG’s special purpose vehicle on Saturday for handing over of the 1,334 hectare land at the project site in Jewar. The “license memorandum” was […]

Condor selects Airbus A330neo for fleet modernisation

NEW DELHI: German airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has chosen the A330neo to renew its long-haul fleet with plans to introduce 16 aircraft of this new and more efficient type. The airline has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of seven Airbus A330neo, and intends to lease a further nine. Condor is the latest […]

India extends suspension on international passenger flights till August 31

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till August 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation added. Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in […]

Air Austral becomes first French A220 operator

NEW DELHI: The first of the three A220s for Air Austral, France’s La Réunion Island-based airline, has been delivered from the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Mirabel, Canada. The second and third aircraft are expected to join the Air Austral fleet in the coming days. Airbus is delighted to welcome Air Austral as […]

United Aviate Academy selects Boeing to train next generation of United pilots

NEW DELHI: United Aviate Academy has selected Boeing (NYSE:BA) to provide a comprehensive suite of training tools, materials and digital solutions to develop and provide early career training to United Airlines’ next generation of pilots. The companies commemorated the five-year training agreement with a ceremonial signing event at EAA AirVenture. The comprehensive training package of […]

Rolls-Royce bags $200 million contract from UK for future fighter jet

NEW DELHI: UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The contract, signed by BAE Systems, officially marks the start of the programme’s concept and assessment phase. Continued funding of Tempest underlines the UK Government’s confidence […]

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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 […]

Britain starts mandatory self-quarantine for arrivals

Britain introduced a two-week quarantine on Monday for most people arriving from abroad to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus, sparking condemnation from the ailing aviation sector, which claims it could cost tens of thousands of jobs. British residents and overseas visitors will have to comply with the 14-day self-isolation rules or face […]

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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. […]