Actively pursuing Airbus to begin manufacturing aeroplanes in India: Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI : India’s Commerce and Industry MinisterPiyush Goyal on Saturday said he is “actively pursuing” Airbus to begin manufacturing aeroplanes in India. Addressing the CEOs session at the country’s first Toy Fair 2021, the Commerce and Industry Minister said: “We are looking at world domination in the toy sector and anything short of that […]

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Thales Alenia Space will advise Sateliot and ensure viability of entire technical phase

NEW DELHI: The satellite telecommunications operator Sateliot will rely on the experience and know-how of The Space Alliance between Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%) for the development of a constellation of nanosatellites to ensure that IoT connectivity is compatible with the 5G standard. Acting as telecommunications cell […]

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Southeast Asia will need 4,400 new airplanes valued at $700 billion

NEW DELHI: Boeing anticipates airlines in Southeast Asia will need 4,400 new airplanes valued at $700 billion to support expanding demand for air travel over the next 20 years. The intra-Southeast Asian market will become the fifth largest in the world by 2039, and the vast domestic and regional air-travel network across the region positions […]

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DGCA allows airlines to offer fare discount to customers with no baggage

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday allowed airlines to provide concessions in air fares to customers travelling with no check-in baggage. The move comes days after the Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) provided greater flexibility to domestic carriers on fixing ticket prices by increasing the minimum fare band on domestic flights tickets. “As part […]

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India must leverage growing air traffic to establish robust aircraft leasing industry: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: India’s Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri has stated that India must leverage its growing air traffic to establish a robust aircraft leasing industry, which would finance new aircraft deliveries through its own policies and products. Addressing the India Aircraft Leasing Summit 2021- Rupee Raftaarheld here today, Puri said that it is vital to […]

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AAI issues tenders for construction of 1st phase of Dholera airport in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Thursday issued tenders for the construction of the first phase of an international airport at Dholera in Gujarat, entailing an investment of Rs 987 crore, according to an official statement. The new facility is being set up in greenfield city under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) […]

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Thales Alenia Space celebrates double achievement for Cygnus

NEW DELHI: Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), has been confirmed by Northrop Grumman to deliver pressurized cargo modules for the 18th and 19th Cygnus cargo mission. This contract extension reaffirms the longstanding collaboration between the two companies, certifying Thales Alenia Space’s ongoing contribution to the success of Cygnus […]

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Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its first Airbus A320neo

NEW DELHI: Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region. This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft. With improved levels of efficiency, this new aircraft will be […]

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Lockheed Martin awarded fourth and fifth production lots for long range anti-ship missiles

NEW DELHI: Lockheed Martin was awarded a $414 million contract from the U.S. Navy and Air Force for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) production. This is the largest LRASM production contract in the history of the program. The combined Lot 4/5 contract continues production of the air-launched variant of LRASM, now operational on the U.S. […]

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DLR to use Airbus Bartolomeo Service for First-Ever In-Orbit Verification of Laser-Optical Clocks

NEW DELHI: The Galileo Competence Center of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-GK) and Airbus have signed a €16.8 Mio contract for the hosting of DLR’s COMPASSO mission on the International Space Station (ISS) Bartolomeo platform. COMPASSO will be the first in-orbit verification of compact and highly stable laser-optical clocks. Via a bi-directional optical link, these […]

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