Star9 Mobility Private Ltd to buy 51% stake in Pawan Hans

NEW DELHI: The government has approved selling its 51 per cent stake in helicopter services provider Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL) along with transfer of management control for Rs 211.14 crore to Star9 Mobility Private Ltd, the Finance Ministry said on Friday. PHL is a 51:49 joint venture of the government and ONGC providing helicopter and […]

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Airbus inks pact with Tata Strive. AASSC to give training for aviation jobs

NEW DELHI: European aviation major Airbus on Wednesday signed a pact with Tata STRIVE and the Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council to train youths for aviation and aerospace jobs. Under the agreement, Airbus, Tata STRIVE and AASSC, with the support of NSDC and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), will work together […]

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Lt Gen Manoj Pande to be next Army chief, first engineer to hold the post

NEW DELHI: Lt Gen Manoj Pande will take the reins as the 29th Chief of the Army Staff after incumbent Gen MM Naravane’s tenure ends on April 30. Lt Gen Pande, currently serving as the vice chief, will become the first commander from the Corps of Engineers to take charge of the 1.3-million-strong force as […]

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Shanghai’s Covid-19 surge stalls construction of China’s 3rd aircraft carrier

BEIJING: The massive surge of COVID-19 cases in Shanghai city has hit China’s shipbuilding industry, including the launch of the third aircraft carrier scheduled for April next year. For over a fortnight, Shanghai — China’s business and industrial hub with over 26 million people — has been literally shut down with strict lockdown as the […]

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Uttar Pradesh, AAI sign lease agreement for Ayodhya airport

NEW DELHI: The civil aviation department of the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday signed a lease agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) pertaining to about 318 acres to build an airport in Ayodhya. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the Ayodhya district administration will provide another 86 acres required for the construction of the […]

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Former Aviation Joint Secretary appointed as Principal Advisor to IndiGo’s MD

NEW DELHI: R K Singh, former Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been appointed as Principal Advisor to IndiGo’s Managing Director Rahul Bhatia, a statement said on Monday. “RK, with over 36 years of experience working in different capacities in the Indian Government as an IAS officer (1985 – 2009) and later […]

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Gözen Holding orders 100 Vx4 aircraft from Avolon

NEW DELHI: Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces that Gözen Holding, one of Turkey’s leading aviation conglomerates and owner of Freebird Airlines, has committed to purchase or lease up to 50 VX4 eVTOL aircraft from Avolon, with the option to purchase or lease up to 50 additional aircraft. As a result of this announcement, […]

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Coromandel conducts drone trials in Hyderabad

NEW DELHI: Aligning itself with the Government of India’s intent to promote drone use in agriculture, Coromandel International Limited , the country’s second largest Phosphatic fertilizer player and part of Murugappa Group, conducted its first drone trials in Hyderabad. Commenting on the trials, Sameer Goel, Managing Director, Coromandel International Limited said, “The guidelines issued by […]

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