Bids open for developing Rs 15,000 crore Jewar airport, say officials

NEW DELHI: The Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) on Thursday invited global players to float bids for development of an international greenfield airport in Uttar Pradesh’s Jewar, officials said. The airport, second in national capital region after Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport and billed to be the biggest in the country when fully operational, will […]

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Pakistan extends closure of airspace along India till border till June 15

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has further extended the closure of its airspace along its eastern border with India until June 15, according to the country’s civil aviation authority. Pakistan fully closed its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. The country opened its airspace for all flights […]

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Nal airport to be closed from May 30 to June 20

BIKANER: Flight services at the Nal Airport in Bikaner will be closed for 21 days starting May 30 owing to renovation work, airport director Radheshyam Meena said on Tuesday. He said the Bikaner-New Delhi and Jaipur-Bikaner air services, which were started recently under the regional air connectivity programme, will remain closed during this period. Source: […]

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Chopper scam: Court to pass order on Sushen Gupta’s bail plea on June 1

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court will pronounce on June 1 its order on whether to grant bail to Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent arrested in the money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam. Special Judge Arvind Kumar reserved order after hearing arguments from the accused as well as the Enforcement […]

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HAL records all-time high turnover of Rs 19,705 crore

NEW DELHI: State-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has posted an all-time high turnover of Rs 19,705 crore, registering a growth of 7.8% in 2018-19, the company said in a statement on Monday. HAL’s Profit After Tax (PAT) for the fiscal year 2018-19 stood at Rs 2,282 crore, an increase of 14.8% over Rs […]

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Commercial flights likely to operate from Hindon airport by June end: AAI

NEW DELHI: Commercial flights are likely to start operations from the Hindon airport near Delhi by the end of June as the Ministry of Defence has given all requisite approvals, said a senior official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Hindon airport, which is around 40 kms from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in […]

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SpiceJet posts 22% rise in Q4 net profit on higher ticket revenue

NEW DELHI: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday reported a 22 per cent increase in net profit to Rs 56.3 crore in three months to March aided by higher ticket prices. The Gurugram-based airline had posted a profit of Rs 46.2 crore in the last quarter of 2017-18. Revenue from operations rose by 25 per cent […]

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India’s first all-women crew flies Mi-17 chopper in battle training mission

NEW DELHI: Two women Indian Air Force (IAF) officers from Punjab were part of the country’s first all-women crew to fly a medium lift helicopter Mi-17 V5 on Monday. Flight Lieutenant Parul Bhardwaj (Captain), Flying Officer Aman Nidhi (co-pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal (Flight Engineer) flew the chopper, which took off from a forward […]

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