SpiceJet ties up with Avenue Capital for sales & lease-back of up to 50 new aircraft

NEW DELHI: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has signed an initial pact with New York-based global investment firm Avenue Capital Group for financing, acquisition and sales & lease-back of up to 50 new aircraft to be ordered by the airline. The memorandum of understanding, signed between the two partners, sets out the next […]

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Alliance Air starts flights on Hyderabad-Hubballi route

NEW DELHI: Alliance Air on Wednesday started flights on Hyderabad-Hubballi route using its 72-seater ATR-72 aircraft, according to an official statement. The flight, which would be operating under regional connectivity scheme UDAN, was inaugurated at the Hubballi airport by Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi, the airline’s statement noted. The airline’s CEO Harpreet A De […]

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Rolls-Royce reaches new milestone as industry’s largest aero-engine build starts

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan, which will help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come. Work on the first module is underway at our dedicated DemoWorks facility in Derby, UK, and the demonstrator engine, which has a fan diameter of 140 inches, will be completed by the […]

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Majority want government to suspend flights from UK, South Africa amid Covid-19 surge: Survey

NEW DELHI: As many as two-thirds of the people want the government to suspend flights from the UK and South Africa amid a near sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country in the recent weeks, according to a survey. At the same time, another 43 per cent of the people covered […]

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Lt Gen Ananthanarayanan assumes command of 16 Corps

JAMMU: Lieutenant General P N Ananthanarayanan took over as commander of the 16 Corps on Friday, officials said. General Ananthanarayanan is an alumni of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He was commissioned into ‘The 3rd Battalion of the 8th Gorkha Rifles’ in December, 1984. In an […]

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $3.7 Billion To Modernize Key Missile Defense Mission

NEW DELHI: The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in a competitive downselect phase, selected Lockheed Martin and partner Aerojet Rocketdyne  to deliver the nation’s most advanced missile defense system, the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). The $3.7 billion contract for Next Generation Interceptor is the first step in the development and demonstration phase delivering on MDA’s requirements […]

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Lockheed Martin And Omnispace Explore Space-Based 5G Global Network

NEW DELHI :Omnispace, LLC and Lockheed Martin have entered into a strategic interest agreement to explore jointly developing 5G capability from space. The proposed global 5G standards-based non-terrestrial network (NTN) would offer commercial, enterprise and government devices ubiquitous communications worldwide. This type of network has the potential to redefine mobile communications, benefiting users requiring true […]

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Airbus launches “Tripset” companion app to ease passenger travel

NEW DELHI: Airbus has launched a travel companion app called “Tripset”. The application aggregates and provides flight and travel information to ease and restore passenger’s trust in their end-to-end journey when traveling by air during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tripset allows for passengers to be informed with the latest and most relevant travel conditions, restrictions and […]

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Soars Past 600,000 Fleet Flight-hours

NEW DELHI: The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey has logged more than 600,000 flight-hours, providing continuous customer support to maintain mission readiness and transport critical cargo and personnel. Built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, and Boeing the V-22 fleet has grown to more than 400 aircraft and is operated by the United States […]

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Narendra Modi uses new Boeing VVIP aircraft for first time on foreign trip

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday went from Delhi to Dhaka on a new custom-made VVIP aircraft, using it for the first time on a foreign journey. The prime minister is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh are currently celebrating the golden jubilee of the 1971 war victory. India had […]

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