L&T Construction awarded contract to build Navi Mumbai international airport

NEW DELHI: GVK’s step-down subsidiary Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the greenfield Navi Mumbai international airport to L&T Construction. GVK said in a BSE filing that the key development spectrum covers include cut and fill works, departure and arrival forecourts, airfield development works, and landside […]

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OMCs warn Air India of stopping supply at 2 more airports over unpaid bills

NEW DELHI: Flight services of flag carrier Air India, including those for Haj pilgrimage, might be hit partially following the IOC-led oil marketing companies (OMCs) threatening to suspend fuel supplies at two more airports — Hyderabad and Raipur– over non-payment of dues. The state-owned oil marketing firms have already stopped supplying fuel to Air India […]

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Bank frauds jump 74% to Rs. 71,543 crore in 2018-19: RBI

NEW DELHI: The number of cases of frauds reported by banks saw a jump of 15 per cent year-on-year basis in 2018-19, with the amount involved increasing by 73.8 per cent in the year, RBI’s annual report showed. In FY19, banking sector reported 6,801 frauds involving Rs 71,542.93 crore as against 5,916 cases involving Rs […]

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Ministry of Civil Aviation launches Aviation Jobs Portal

NEW DELHI: Civil Aviation, Housing & Urban Affairs and Commerce & Industry Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has launched an Aviation Jobs Portal for Aspirants and prospective Employers here today. The portal aims to provide a common platform for job seekers to register their job interests across various civil aviation sub-sectors. Prospective Employers, who have completed their […]

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Boeing launches tailored charts for avionics services to enhance navigation capabilities for Pilots

NEW DELHI:Boeing is offering a new navigation service to enhance efficient flight deck operations for pilots. Jeppesen Tailored Charts for Avionics is being introduced initially with Honeywell Primus Epic INAV avionics systems for tailored chart customers operating Embraer E2 commercial aircraft. Regional airline Wideroe of Norway is the first operator to use the new tailored […]

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Hong Kong cancels all flights as protesters storm airport

Hong Kong airport authorities cancelled all remaining departing and arriving flights at the major travel hub on Monday after thousands of protesters entered the arrivals hall to stage a demonstration. “Other than the departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights that are already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights […]

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Successful launch of the second SpaceDataHighway satellite on Ariane 5

NEW DELHI: The EDRS-C satellite, the second node of the SpaceDataHighway network (also known as EDRS, European Data Relay System), has been successfully launched into geostationary orbit at 31° East by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. After a test period, it will double transmission capacity of the system in order to serve […]

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Boeing-built satellite to bring affordable broadband to Africa, Europe, Middle East

NEW DELHI: A Boeing built 702 digital satellite called Amos-17 will provide affordable internet access and other communications services to underserved parts of Africa as well as Europe and the Middle East. The satellite launched today from Cape Canaveral, Florida at about 7:00 p.m. It will enter service in a few months after on-orbit tests […]

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Air India New Delhi-San Francisco flight to fly over North Pole

NEW DELHI: Marking a new aviation milestone, the Air India (AI) on Monday announced its inaugural passenger flight over the North Pole region from August 15 between New Delhi and San Francisco. The first commercial service will be operated by Captain Ranjeesh Sharma and Captain Digvijay Singh, marking the “maturing of civil aviation in India […]

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