Boeing bags $2.4 billion P-8A Poseidon contract from U.S. Navy

NEW DELHI: The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $2.4 billion production contract for the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes 10 aircraft to add to the current inventory of P-8As in the U.S. Navy fleet, all five jets currently under contract for Norway and the four aircraft remaining for the existing United […]

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VVIP chopper case: Court extends ED custody of Gautam Khaitan by five days

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday extended the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of lawyer Gautam Khaitan, an accused in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, by five days in connection with a fresh case of alleged possession of black money and money laundering. The court had on Saturday sent him to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) […]

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Centre’s aims to make Tamil Nadu defence, aerospace hub: Narendra Modi

MADURAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Centre’s aim is to make Tamil Nadu a preferred hub for aerospace and defence industries in the country. Tamil Nadu was among the country’s most progressive industrial states and also one of the pioneering states for the Defence Industrial Corridor and leading player in the Centre’s […]

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SpiceJet head at Davos: Ambitious fleet growth, expansion plans underway

NEW DELHI: Confident of growth with an ambitious fleet and route expansion plan underway, airline major SpiceJet’s head Ajay Singh has said the focus is also on keeping costs low to ensure profitability. Singh, who was here to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting that ended Friday, also hoped that the airline would […]

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India awards 235 routes under UDAN scheme, seaplanes to fly on 18 routes

NEW DELHI: Seaplanes will fly on 18 air routes among the 235 routes awarded on Friday under the government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme that will also connect 16 unserved airports and six water aerodromes. Announcing the awards of the third round of regional air connectivity scheme or UDAN, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said as […]

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IndiGo appoints Ronojoy Dutta as CEO, Meleveetil Damodaran as chairman

NEW DELHI: Aviation veteran Ronojoy Dutta has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IndiGo for a period of five years as it plans a major international expansion this year, the low-cost airline announced Thursday. M Damodaran, former Chairman of Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has been appointed as chairman of the Indigo’s […]

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Test and certification agency clears Biojet fuel for Aircraft

NEW DELHI: On January 22, 2019, after months of exhaustive ground and flight trials, the indigenous produced bio-fuel has been finally cleared for use by the premier airworthiness certification agency of the country. In a meeting chaired by Mr Jaypal, Outstanding Scientist and Chief Executive, the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) deliberated in […]

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Air India Express to start first direct Sharjah-Surat flight service from February 16

DUBAI: Air India Express will launch its first direct flight service from Surat to Sharjah on February 16 and will also expand services from Gulf to Kannur in Kerala. The carrier, the international budget arm of Air India, will deploy Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on this route. The flight will depart from Sharjah at 7:35 […]

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