India extends suspension of international flights till September 30

NEW DELHI: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Director-General of Civil Aviation on Sunday extended the suspension on scheduled international commercial passenger flights till September 30, 2021, said a circular by the office of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to […]

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Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft

NEW DELHI: Delta Air Lines has ordered 30 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft to help meet the airline’s future fleet requirements. The newly-ordered aircraft are in addition to the airline’s existing orders for 125 of the type, bringing the outstanding orders from Delta to a total of 155 A321neos. “Adding these aircraft strengthens Delta’s commitment to […]

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University of Zurich,Airbus grow miniature human tissue on the International Space Station ISS

NEW DELHI: With the next supply flight to the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Hub of the University of Zurich (UZH) and Airbus Defence and Space are bringing an experiment into space, which is intended to further advance the industrial production of human tissue in zero-gravity conditions. With this step, space could become a […]

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India to monetise 25 airports over 4 years, to fetch Rs 20,782 crore

NEW DELHI: The government of India is looking to monetise 25 AAI-managed airports, including Varanasi, Chennai, Nagpur and Bhubaneshwar, over the next four years, which could bring in investments worth Rs 20,782 crore. Further, divestment of Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) residual stake in four airport JVs has also been considered under the national monetisation […]

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SpiceJet starts 14 new domestic flights

NEW DELHI: SpiceJet on Friday launched 14 new domestic flights connecting new domestic destinations such as Gwalior and Bhavnagar, a statement said. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia flagged off one of the 14 flights — Bhavnagar-Delhi service — in New Delhi on Friday. In a statement, Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “In […]

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ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s

NEW DELHI: ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe’s biggest Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s. Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system. “By investing in new aircraft alongside the upgrade of our existing H145 fleet, […]

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China opens new expanded terminal at Lhasa airport in Tibet: Report

BEIJING: China has opened a newly constructed terminal – stated to be the biggest in Tibet – at the provincial capital Lhasa, further expanding the transport infrastructure in the strategic Himalayan region and helping it emerge as a global logistics hub for South Asia, the official media here reported on Monday. Lhasa Gonggar Airport opened […]

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Boeing to spin off venture capital arm

NEW DELHI: Boeing and AE Industrial Partners (AEI) have announced a strategic partnership to expand Boeing’s venture capital investing in mobility, space and connectivity, industrial tech and enterprise digital solutions, with a broader emphasis on sustainability. The partnership brings together Boeing’s aerospace and technology innovation and its HorizonX Ventures platform with AEI’s operational and private […]

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IAF Chief flies sortie in F-15 fighter jet in Israel

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew a sortie in an F-15 fighter aircraft in Israel on Thursday apart from holding wide-ranging talks with his Israeli counterpart Maj Gen Amikam Norkin on further boosting bilateral military cooperation, officials said. The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) reached Israel on Tuesday on a […]

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