Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari to be new IAF Vice Chief

NEW DELHI: Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will be the new Vice Chief of Indian Air Force succeeding Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora, officials said on Wednesday. Air Marshal Chaudhari is currently serving as commander-in-chief of the IAF’s Western Air Command (WAC) that looks after the security of the country’s air space in the sensitive […]

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India:Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till July 31

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till July 31, India’s aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) added. Scheduled international passenger services have been […]

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U.S. Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Nine More CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters In Connecticut

NEW DELHI: Utilizing proven advanced manufacturing techniques and continuing to drive down unit price, Sikorsky will build nine more CH-53K heavy lift helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy. This production award also includes an agreement for the next production contract at an even lower unit price which will decrease further if additional […]

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United Airlines Orders 200 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

NEW DELHI: Boeing and United Airlines today announced the carrier will expand its 737 order book by purchasing an additional 200 737 MAX jets, including 150 for the largest member of the family, the 737-10, and 50 for the airplane that serves the heart of the single-aisle market, the 737-8. The new purchase positions United’s […]

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United Airlines orders 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft

NEW DELHI: United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft, positioning the airline to grow its presence in the single-aisle market in alignment with its “United Next” initiative. The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from the airline to 120 A321 aircraft. “Such […]

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DRDO successfully flight tests New Generation Agni P Ballistic Missile

NEW DELHI: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a New Generation Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile Agni P from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odisha, Balasore at 1055 hrs on June 28, 2021. Various telemetry and radar stations positioned along the eastern coast tracked and monitored the missile. The […]

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India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier will be commissioned next year

NEW DELHI: India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be commissioned next year, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Friday. In a statement to the media after reviewing the progress made in the construction of the IAC, Singh described it as India’s pride and a shining example of Atmanirbhar Bharat. “Commissioning of this IAC […]

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SAF orders three H145s for EMS missions in France

NEW DELHI: SAF Group will be operating three more five-bladed H145s for emergency medical services (EMS) in France. These three aircraft will be based in Grenoble, Valence, and Montpellier. They will complement the three H145s already ordered by SAF in 2018 and 2020, the first of which was delivered recently and will be deployed for […]

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Boeing Completes Successful 737-10 First Flight

NEW DELHI: Boeing’s 737-10, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, completed a successful first flight. The airplane took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 10:07 a.m. and landed at 12:38 p.m. at Boeing Field in Seattle. “The airplane performed beautifully,” said 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson. “The profile we flew […]

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Cathay Pacific Airways and HK Express select Airbus’s Flight Hour Services to support their A320 Family fleets

NEW DELHI: Cathay Pacific Airways and HK Express have signed contracts for Airbus’s Flight Hour Services (FHS) to provide support for their A320 Family fleets. These extend the service relationship with Cathay Pacific and welcome HK Express as a new FHS customer. The multi-year, maintenance-by-the-hour contracts cover integrated component services, including on-site stock, pool access, […]

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