Airbus unveils its first seven concrete actions and welcomes three new members

NEW DELHI: Launched in late 2019, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future aims at accelerating the development of future energies and technologies to sustain new green mobility models and reduce the impact of transport and logistics on climate change. The Coalition is pleased to announce the first milestones to be reached in 2021. […]

Boeing Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft completes first flight

NEW DELHI: Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have successfully completed the first test flight of the Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft. The flight of the first military aircraft to be designed and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years flew under the supervision of a Boeing test pilot monitoring the aircraft […]

Vistara starts operating flights on Mumbai-Male route

NEW DELHI: Vistara on Wednesday operated its inaugural flight on the Mumbai-Male route, according to a company statement. The inaugural flight departed from the Mumbai airport at 10.10 AM, the airline’s statement noted. “The airline will fly three times a week on the route under India’s transport bubble agreement with the Republic of Maldives,” the […]

Air Cargo service launched in Nagaland

DIMAPUR: Air cargo service was launched in Nagaland on Tuesday with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio flagging off 111 cartoons of perishable and non-perishable fruits and vegetables including some finished products at Dimapur Airport, the only airport in the state. The chief minister termed the introduction of Air Cargo Services as a historic occasion for the […]

Actively pursuing Airbus to begin manufacturing aeroplanes in India: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI : India’s Commerce and Industry MinisterPiyush Goyal on Saturday said he is “actively pursuing” Airbus to begin manufacturing aeroplanes in India. Addressing the CEOs session at the country’s first Toy Fair 2021, the Commerce and Industry Minister said: “We are looking at world domination in the toy sector and anything short of that […]

Southeast Asia will need 4,400 new airplanes valued at $700 billion

NEW DELHI: Boeing anticipates airlines in Southeast Asia will need 4,400 new airplanes valued at $700 billion to support expanding demand for air travel over the next 20 years. The intra-Southeast Asian market will become the fifth largest in the world by 2039, and the vast domestic and regional air-travel network across the region positions […]

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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 […]

Airbus, Air Austral sign a purchase agreement for three A220s

NEW DELHI:Air Austral, France’s Réunion Island-based airline, has signed a firm order for three A220 aircraft, Airbus’ newest family member. With this order Air Austral becomes the first A220 customer based in the Indian Ocean region. Benefitting from a 20% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions, the A220s will enable Air Austral to reduce […]

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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. […]