Swiss firm Zurich Airport beats Adani, DIAL bids to build Jewar airport

NEW DELHI: The Zurich Airport International AG was on Friday selected as the concessionaire for developing the Jewar airport, billed to be the biggest airport in India upon completion, officials said. The Switzerland-headquartered company made the highest per passenger bid for the airport, outbidding competitors like Delhi International Airport Limited, Adani Enterprises, and Anchorage Infrastructure […]

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Indian Navy commissions sixth Dornier aircraft squadron

PORBANDAR: The Indian Navy commissioned its sixth Dornier aircraft squadron in strategically located Porbandar town of Gujarat on Friday, giving a fillip to coastal security near the sea border with Pakistan. The Indian Naval Air Squadron 314, called Raptors, which will operate with four newly-inducted, next generation Dornier aircraft, was commissioned by Deputy Chief of […]

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Scandinavia’s SAS takes delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB

NEW DELHI:Scandinavian carrier SAS has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the newest operator of this latest generation, highly efficient widebody aircraft. The airline has a total of eight A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 68 aircraft (51 A320 Family, 17 A330 and A340 Family aircraft). In the coming years, […]

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Boeing Starliner placed atop United Launch Alliance rocket for first flight

NEW DELHI: Boeing’s new CST-100 Starliner is now connected to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that will launch the spacecraft on its first flight test to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is targeted for December 17. Starliner was mated to the rocket’s […]

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Vistara, SBI Card launch co-branded credit card

NEW DELHI:SBI Card and full-service carrier Vistara on Tuesday launched two premium co-branded credit cards to let passengers avail benefits like free cancellations, lounge access and extra frequent flyer points. “The two variants of the ‘Club Vistara SBI’ card come with several benefits and privileges, such as complimentary Club Vistara Silver/Base tier membership, welcome tickets […]

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Airbus presents ground-breaking technology for EUTELSAT QUANTUM

NEW DELHI: Airbus, ESA and Eutelsat have presented the new ground breaking multibeam active antenna payload today at Airbus in Madrid. Airbus’ ELSA+ (ELectronically Steerable Antenna+) is a first for commercial satellite communications in Europe. The versatility of its performance represents a step change for communications satellites with a spacecraft able for the first time […]

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Boeing showcases safety,innovation and partnerships at 2019 Dubai Airshow

NEW DELHI:Boeing said that it has showcased its broad portfolio of commercial, defense and space products, services and technologies at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The company focused on safety, innovation and partnerships in the growing Middle East market, while demonstrating its commitment to the safe return to service of the 737 MAX. “Dubai 2019 once […]

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