Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

NEW DELHI: Airbus Helicopters, in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung, has performed the first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 into the new five-bladed version. The helicopter, an H145 of the German HEMS operator, was first delivered in 2018 and will be deployed at DRF’s base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The upgrade to the five-bladed version can be […]

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SMBC Aviation Capital orders 14 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

NEW DELHI: Boeing and SMBC Aviation Capital today announced the lessor is positioning its portfolio for air traffic recovery by ordering 14 additional 737-8 jets, growing its 737 MAX portfolio. The new order comes as airlines prepare for a robust return to air travel and modernize their narrowbody fleets to reduce fuel use and carbon […]

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Rolls-Royce awarded UK MOD contract to strengthen support for key Royal Navy programmes

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to strengthen support for two key Royal Navy programmes. The contract will enable both parties to work together to deliver on-going support for Rolls-Royce MT30 and WR-21 marine engines. Alex Zino, Executive Vice President Business Development and Future Programmes at […]

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Airbus resumes work on modernised A320 Family FAL in Toulouse

NEW DELHI: Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse. This will provide Airbus with increased flexibility throughout its global industrial production system to respond to market recovery and future demand. The modernised, digitally-enabled A320/A321 final assembly line (FAL) will replace one of the original Toulouse A320 FALs. […]

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Lufthansa Group to buy five additional 787 Dreamliners

NEW DELHI: Boeing and the Lufthansa Group have announced the airline group will continue its fleet modernization with a new order for five 787-9 Dreamliners. The incremental order further supports the group’s efforts to reduce complexity in its long-haul fleet and improve overall environmental performance by introducing more fuel-efficient widebody jets. “We are very pleased […]

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Wadia Group-owned GoAir rebrands as Go First after 15 years of flying

NEW DELHI: After being in the skies for 15 years, Wadia Group-owned GoAir has rebranded itself as ‘Go First’ as the airline focuses on ultra-low-cost business model amid the aviation industry grappling with pandemic headwinds. The announcement on Thursday also comes amid reports that the airline was preparing for an initial share sale to raise […]

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InterGlobe Aviation to raise Rs 3,000 crore

NEW DELHI: InterGlobe Aviation, parent of the country’s largest airline IndiGo, on Monday said its board has approved raising up to Rs 3,000 crore through sale of shares to institutional investors. The fund raising plan of the company comes at a time when the airline industry is facing significant headwinds due to the coronavirus pandemic […]

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