Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force by 2022

NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said the induction of 36 Rafale aircraft into the Indian Air Force would take place by 2022. The IAF is absolutely on target with respect to the Rafale induction plan, he said while responding to a reporters’ query on timeline for receiving the 36 […]

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Emirates Air posts $5.5 billion loss as virus disrupts travel

DUBAI: The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of USD 5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The Dubai-based airline said revenue had declined by USD 8.4 billion, largely due to the suspension of […]

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Shipping Ministry and Civil Aviation Ministry signs MoU for development of Sea Plane Services

NEW DELHI: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India and Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India for development of Sea Plane services in India was signed today. Minister of State (I/C) Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways,Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh […]

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Indian Coast Guard adds teeth to its aviation arm by inducting ALH Mk-III

NEW DELHI: In line with Atmanirbhar Bharat vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar today inducted Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk-III in Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The state-of-the-art helicopters are indigenously designed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru. Dr Ajay Kumar in his address praised the perseverance of […]

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First A350 delivery to new airline world2fly

NEW DELHI: World2fly, the new long-haul airline recently founded by the Spanish hotel company Iberostar, has taken delivery of the first of two A350-900s on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), becoming the latest operator of the world’s most efficient large widebody aircraft. The airline, based on the Balearic island of Mallorca, will operate […]

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Boeing’s MQ-25 T1 becomes first drone to refuel aircraft mid-air

NEW DELHI: For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy and Boeing have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25 T1 test asset – to refuel another aircraft. During a test flight June 4, MQ-25 T1 successfully extended the hose and drogue from its U.S. Navy-issued aerial refueling store (ARS) […]

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Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod Successfully Integrates With Kuwait F-18 Super Hornet

NEW DELHI: Lockheed Martin in conjunction with the U.S. Navy, completed its first flight test integrating Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet for the Kuwait Air Force. Sniper ATP will be located on the Weapon Station 5, an area on the aircraft where pods or weapons attach and is expected to […]

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Boeing joins hands with Alaska Airlines

NEW DELHI: Boeing and Alaska Airlines have announced that they are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test about 20 technologies on a new 737-9 to enhance the safety and sustainability of air travel. In flights beginning this summer, Boeing and Alaska will test a new halon-free fire-extinguishing agent that significantly […]

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First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

NEW DELHI: A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at […]

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Aurangabad needs international airport, convention centre: Niti Aayog CEO

NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Saturday said for its overall growth, Maharashtra’s Aurangabad needs an international airport facility and an international convention centre, which will boost tourism and industries in the region. Kant is on a two-day visit to survey the work at Aurangabad Industrial city (AURIC), established under the Delhi Mumbai […]

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