Aircalin receives its first A320neo from Airbus

NEW DELHI: New Caledonia’s Aircalin has taken delivery of its first A320neo. The aircraft joins two A330neo already delivered under the carrier’s fleet modernisation plan. With its new fleet the airline benefits from the lowest operating costs in the respective size categories, as well as the unique commonality between variants of the Airbus Family. Aircalin’s […]

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Boeing gets latest contract from U.S. Army to build AH-64 Apache

NEW DELHI: Boeing’s latest contract from the U.S. Army continues to build on a legacy of customer field support for the Army’s AH-64 Apache. Under the projected five-year, $83.3 million max indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity agreement, 15 Boeing field service representatives will be dedicated to the U.S. Army’s Apache fleet. Boeing has provided field service […]

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FAA to reform new airplane safety approvals after 737 MAX crashes

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON:The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Monday it would reform how it certifies new airplanes in line with legislation passed by Congress after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. Lawmakers approved sweeping reforms in legislation signed into law Sunday by U.S. President Donald Trump that boosts FAA oversight […]

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Alaska Airlines to buy 23 more 737-9 airplanes from Boeing

NEW DELHI: Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced that the carrier is buying 23 more 737-9 airplanes, building on its original order and an agreement last month to acquire new 737-9s through lease. The new deal brings Alaska Airlines’ total 737 MAX orders and options to 120 airplanes, which will give the fifth largest U.S. carrier […]

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Nitish Kumar requests Civil Aviation Minister to begin night operations at Darbhanga airport

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has appealed to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to enable night operations at the newly-opened Darbhanga airport. Darbhanga airport, which began operations on November 8, does not have facilities for night landing and take-off. In a letter to Puri, a copy of which is with IANS, Nitish Kumar […]

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Domestic air passenger traffic grows 22 per cent in November: ICRA

MUMBAI: Further relaxation in aircraft capacity deployment coupled with festive season air travel demand helped recovery in the domestic traffic with passenger volume seeing 22 per cent sequential growth in the previous month, ratings agency ICRA said on Wednesday. ICRA also said that the November domestic passenger traffic was close to 50 per cent of […]

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Belgian Air Force gets its first A400M from Airbus

NEW DELHI: The Belgian Air Force has taken delivery of its first of seven Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to the customer at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville (Spain) and subsequently performed its ferry flight to the 15th Wing Air Transport in Melsbroek (Belgium), where the aircraft will […]

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Boeing uncrewed loyal wingman conducts first high-speed taxi test

NEW DELHI: Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have completed the first high-speed taxi test of the Loyal Wingman in preparation for first flight. Boeing test personnel monitored the aircraft’s performance and instrumentation from a ground control station to verify the functionality while the vehicle reached accelerated speeds. The uncrewed aircraft has […]

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Boeing super hornet demonstrates Ski-jump launch capability

NEW DELHI: Boeing and the U.S. Navy proved recently that the F/A-18 Super Hornet can operate from a “ski jump” ramp, demonstrating the aircraft’s suitability for India’s aircraft carriers. The demonstrations, held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, showed that the Super Hornet would do well with the Indian Navy’s Short Takeoff but Arrested […]

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