IAF chief inducts Dornier aircraft into 41 Squadron

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria has formally inducted the light utility aircraft Dornier into the No. 41 ‘Otters’ Squadron, a statement issued by the Central Government said on Tuesday The aircraft was inducted on Monday during a ceremony at the Palam Air Force Station. The IAF in 2015 had signed a […]

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Boeing to deliver AH-64E Apache helicopters to three allied countries

NEW DELHI: Boeing and the U.S. Army have finalized orders from three nations to provide their armed forces with the new, more capable AH-64E Apache model. The contracts are for the remanufacture of 47 existing AH-64D Apaches. The total combined value of the orders is more than $560 million. “More allied defense forces worldwide are […]

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Pakistan rolls out first batch of dual-seat fighter jets manufactured in collaboration with China

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rolled out the first batch of its indigenous dual-seat fighter jets, manufactured in collaboration with its all-weather ally China. To mark the occasion, a grand ceremony was held at the Aircraft Manufacturing Factory in Kamra near Islamabad on Friday, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a statement. Pakistan’s […]

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12 killed as plane crashes in Kazakhstan but many survive

Twelve people died when a plane carrying 100 passengers and crew crashed shortly after takeoff in Kazakhstan on Friday and collided with a house, but many onboard survived without serious injury. The 23-year-old plane operated by budget carrier Bek Air was torn apart and its nose crushed on impact with a building that partially collapsed, […]

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Air India stops issuing tickets on credit to government bodies owing over Rs 1 million

NEW DELHI:Debt-laden Air India has stopped issuing tickets on credit to officials of various government agencies such as the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate, which owe it more than Rs 1 million each, a senior official of the national carrier said on Thursday. While disinvestment-bound Air India’s net loss in 2018-19 was around Rs 8,556 […]

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Pay dues immediately, allow us to quit without serving notice period: Air India pilots

NEW DELHI: Flagging concerns over unpaid dues, an Air India pilots’ union has urged the government to allow their members to quit the debt-laden carrier without serving notice period. As the government works out the modalities for the sale of the national carrier, the Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) has also warned that they are […]

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GoAir cancels flights for third consecutive day due to delayed aircraft delivery

NEW DELHI: Budget carrier GoAir cancelled several flights on Wednesday due to delayed delivery of aircraft and grounding of two planes over maintenance issues, leaving several passengers stranded. According to industry sources, delay in plane delivery and maintenance work on two aircraft were major factor behind cancellations. The airline has been cancelling over 15 domestic […]

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Boeing appoints Niel Golightly to lead communications

NEW DELHI: The Boeing Company has named Niel Golightly as the company’s senior vice president of Communications, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He succeeds Anne Toulouse, who previously announced her plans to retire in early 2020. Golightly, 61, will report to interim CEO Greg Smith initially, and then to President and CEO David Calhoun from Jan. […]

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Bombardier delivers first customer Aircraft fueled with SAF to latitude 33 Aviation

NEW DELHI: Bombardier has announced that Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company based in California, has taken delivery of the first Bombardier customer aircraft to fly away on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Latitude 33 Aviation will manage and charter the best-selling Challenger 350 business jet […]

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Spirent test solutions deployed by Beijing Daxing International Airport

NEW DELHI: Spirent Communications has announced that it has been working with Beijing Daxing International Airport to test and assure security, reliability and high-availability of information systems deployed across the airport premises. “Beijing’s new airport is home to the world’s largest single-structure airport terminal and an unprecedented mix of new network and communications technologies. Assuring […]

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