Noida Airport land handed over to private developer, construction soon

NEW DELHI: In a stepping stone for the development of Noida International Airport, a pact was signed between the Uttar Pradesh government’s joint venture company and Swiss developer Zurich International Airport AG’s special purpose vehicle on Saturday for handing over of the 1,334 hectare land at the project site in Jewar. The “license memorandum” was […]

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India extends suspension on international passenger flights till August 31

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till August 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday. “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 added. Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in […]

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United Aviate Academy selects Boeing to train next generation of United pilots

NEW DELHI: United Aviate Academy has selected Boeing (NYSE:BA) to provide a comprehensive suite of training tools, materials and digital solutions to develop and provide early career training to United Airlines’ next generation of pilots. The companies commemorated the five-year training agreement with a ceremonial signing event at EAA AirVenture. The comprehensive training package of […]

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Rolls-Royce bags $200 million contract from UK for future fighter jet

NEW DELHI: UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The contract, signed by BAE Systems, officially marks the start of the programme’s concept and assessment phase. Continued funding of Tempest underlines the UK Government’s confidence […]

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala plans 70 planes for new ultra-low cost airline

NEW DELHI:Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is planning on having 70 aircraft within four years for a new airline he wants to set up in India on optimism more people will travel by air. Jhunjhunwala, who is considering investing $35 million and would own 40% of the carrier, expects to get a no-objection certificate from India’s […]

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Airbus delivers first A350 to China Eastern Airlines

NEW DELHI: Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and long-term strategic partnership with China. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines, the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the […]

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DRDO successfully flight-tests surface-to-air missile Akash-NG

NEW DELHI: Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile (Akash-NG), a surface-to-air Missile from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha on July 21, 2021. The flight trial was conducted at around 12:45 PM from a land-based platform with all weapon system elements such as Multifunction Radar, […]

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Vladimir Putin hails Russia’s air power as new fighter goes on view

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV MOSCOW: Russian aircraft makers on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of a new fighter jet that features stealth capabilities and other advanced characteristics and will be offered to foreign buyers. Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the prospective warplane displayed with much fanfare at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, which opened Tuesday […]

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