Vistara takes delivery of India’s first Dreamliner plane

NEW DELHI: Vistara took the delivery of its first wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner plane on Friday, making it the first Indian airline to fly this aircraft. The plane, which has the registration number VT-TSD, will depart from the Boeing facility here at 2 pm (local time) on Friday and land in Delhi at 2 pm […]

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Mizoram to get its third flight service on Saturday

AIZAWL: Mizoram is set to get its third flight with low-cost carrier IndiGo starting a service on the Guwahati-Aizawl-Agartala sector on Saturday from the Lengpui airport, a senior official said. Chief Minister Zoramthanga will flag off the IndiGo flight at 12.30 pm, principal consultant for civil aviation Wing Commander J Lalhmingliana said on Friday. Several […]

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Bombardier delivered 56 Challenger 350 aircraft in 2019

NEW DELHI: Bombardier’s leading Challenger 350 business jet has extended its impressive market performance as the world’s most delivered business jet in the super mid-size segment for the last six years. The Challenger 350 aircraft outpaced its competition in 2019, with 56 deliveries and a 44-per-cent share of the super mid-size segment. The award-winning aircraft […]

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Boeing T-7A crew shuts off, restarts engine in flight to demonstrate reliability

NEW DELHI: Restarting a military jet’s engine in flight is a critical safety feature that can only be demonstrated by doing something a flight crew rarely wants to do: shutting off the engine in flight. That’s all the more daunting in a single-engine aircraft. Yet, a Boeing T-7A trainer crew recently did it, at 20,000 […]

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Airbus Helicopters maintains global market leader position in 2019

NEW DELHI: Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 369 helicopters in 2019 (310 net orders), combined with its support and services revenue, worth more than € 7 billion. The company delivered 332 rotorcraft, including the landmark 1000th Super Puma, thus maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market with a 54% market share in […]

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Pléiades Neo well on track for launch mid-2020

NEW DELHI: The first two Airbus-built Pléiades Neo imaging satellites have started comprehensive environmental testing, to ensure they are ready for in-orbit operation. During the tests, the satellites are subjected to extreme temperatures and vacuum, vibration and acoustic noise, as well as electromagnetic interference. This will ensure they can withstand the harsh conditions they will […]

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BMC seizes 2 helicopters of private airline for property tax

NEW DELHI: The Mumbai civic body on Tuesday sized two helicopters of a private airline company for defaulting on paying the property tax worth over Rs 1.64 crore, officials said. The helicopters of the Mesco Airlines were seized from the Juhu Aerodrome here, they said. Besides launching an awareness drive, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) […]

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Air France to start services on Chennai-Paris route

NEW DELHI: Air France on Tuesday announced resumption of flight services on Chennai-Paris route from June. The European carrier discontinued flying between the two cities more than a decade ago due to low passenger demand. It currently operates flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. In its come back, the carrier would fly three times per […]

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Airbus, CAAS collaborate to enable urban air mobility

NEW DELHI: Airbus and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enable urban air mobility (UAM) in Singapore. The MOU was signed today at the Singapore Airshow 2020 between Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice-President, Engineering, Airbus and Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS. The collaboration aims to bring UAM […]

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