DefExpo-2020: HAL gearing-up for dazzling display

NEW DELHI: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is taking lead role in organizing the 11th biennial edition of DefExpo-2020 in coordination with MoD to be held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from February 5-9, 2020. Besides providing huge logistic support, HAL will showcase its prowess in defence and aerospace centered on the theme ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’. […]

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India plans to sell 15 pc stake in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd via offer for sale

NEW DELHI: The government of India is planning to sell 15 per cent stake in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) through an offer for sale, which could fetch about Rs 4,000 crore to the exchequer. The government is looking to appoint up to three merchant bankers for managing the offer for sale (OFS) and has invited […]

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Boeing to retire Aviall brand name as supply chain capability continues to grow

NEW DELHI: Boeing has announced that it will retire the Aviall brand name. Parts, equipment and supply chain solutions previously sold by Aviall will be offered directly by Boeing through its portfolio of aerospace aftermarket supply chain service offerings. The change is part of the company’s plan to integrate and align its businesses under the […]

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Chris Jones to become top sales executive at Airbus Americas

NEW DELHI: Christopher P. Jones has been named Head of Sales and Marketing for Airbus Americas’ commercial aircraft business. In this capacity, he will be responsible for all aspects of the marketing and sale of Airbus passenger, freight and corporate aircraft in North America. Reporting directly to C. Jeffrey Knittel, Chairman and CEO Airbus Americas, […]

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Swedish air ambulance service orders three new H145 helicopters

NEW DELHI: Sweden’s air ambulance service – Svensk Luftambulans – has ordered three new H145 helicopters in a deal announced at the Heli Expo 2020 exhibition. The operator will also have its existing three earlier model H145s retrofitted to the same standard as the new aircraft including an innovative five-bladed rotor, increasing the useful load […]

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Hungarian Air Ambulance becomes first helicopter operator to fully digitalise its support operation with Airbus

NEW DELHI: Airbus Helicopters is helping Hungary’s largest civilian operator become a digital organisation capable of capturing, storing and then analysing the rich amounts of data generated from its day-to-day helicopter operations. The operator, Hungarian Air Ambulance Nonprofit Ltd, has signed a three-year contract to deploy Airbus Helicopters’ Connected Services for its new fleet of […]

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More than 1,000 rotorcraft now sharing data with Airbus Helicopters

NEW DELHI: In just over one year, Airbus Helicopters has nearly doubled the number of helicopters now sharing flight and maintenance data with the company. This progress advances Airbus’ creation of a connected helicopters ecosystem in which data from disparate sources is shared and analysed, helping operators make sense of their data for business value. […]

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Airbus Helicopters adds 250 more helicopters to global support contracts

NEW DELHI: Airbus Helicopters added 250 helicopters to HCare Smart and Infinite contracts in 2019, increasing to 2,250 the number of aircraft now covered by a global HCare material management contract. This means 19% of Airbus Helicopters’ worldwide fleet is now covered by HCare. New aircraft added at Heli-Expo 2020, all with HCare Smart, were […]

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Airbus CyberSecurity, Amossys sign cyber security partnership agreement

NEW DELHI:Airbus CyberSecurity and Amossys will have signed a partnership agreement at the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) in Lille. The partnership between the major industrial cyber security services supplier and the Rennes-based SME at the cutting edge of cyber security innovation respectively has three focus areas. The first concerns detecting vulnerabilities, particularly those specific to […]

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Airbus C295 successfully performs wet contacts as a tanker

NEW DELHI: The Airbus C295 tactical airlifter has successfully achieved its first wet contacts during an air-to-air (AAR) tanker flight test campaign. First dry contacts of this flight test took place in December 2019 and were achieved using a closed ramp configuration, 100ft hose and remote vision system. The wet contacts, conducted out of Seville, […]

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