Scindia flags off the Doon Drone Mela in Uttarakhand

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia along with the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, General (Retd.) Dr. V.K. Singh flagged off the Doon Drone Mela 2021 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Scindia flagged off the event with a paragliding demonstration and also interacted with the drone companies exhibiting their prototypes […]

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Jyotiraditya Scindia launched sectoral event by Aviation Ministry in Uttarakhand

NEW DELHI: Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand along with General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.), MoS, Civil Aviation, launched sectoral event of the Ministry of Civil Aviation in collaboration with FICCI & State Government of Uttarakhand. The day witnessed the inauguration of the new terminal building […]

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India to allow foreign tourists travelling by chartered flights from October 15, rest from November 15

NEW DELHI: India has decided to allow foreign tourists into the country, beginning with granting tourist visas to those travelling by chartered flights from October 15 and those by regular planes from November 15. The Union Home Ministry on Thursday announced that with this, the restrictions placed on visa and international travel since March 2020 […]

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Tatas retakes Air India, makes Rs 18,000 crore winning bid

NEW DELHI: Tata Sons will retake Air India – the airline it founded nearly 90 years back – as the Narendra Modi government accepted its winning bid of Rs 18,000 crore to acquire 100 per cent of the debt-laden state-run carrier. Talace Pvt Ltd, a unit of the holding company of salt-to-software conglomerate, made the […]

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Boeing Awarded Contract for Five P-8A Aircraft for Germany

NEW DELHI: The U.S. Navy today awarded Boeing a production contract for five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Germany. First deliveries are slated to begin in 2024 when the P-8A Poseidon will eventually replace Germany’s fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft. “We’re pleased to have finalized this sale to Germany and to expand our footprint in-country by […]

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force Extend C-17 Sustainment Partnership with Phased Contract Valued at Up To $23.8 Billion

NEW DELHI: Boeing will continue assuring the C-17 Globemaster III’s worldwide mission readiness through a follow-on contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense, valued at up to $23.8 billion including potential options and incentives over ten years. The program is currently funded through September 2024 with a Phase I award of $3.5 billion. Under […]

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Boeing Forecasts China’s 20-year Commercial Airplane Market Valued at Nearly $1.5 trillion

NEW DELHI: Boeing forecasts that China’s airlines will require 8,700 new airplanes by 2040, valued at $1.47 trillion, to meet expanding commercial air travel demand. The 20-year forecast reflects the China market’s rebound and further evolution of its airline business models. Boeing shared the China forecast as part of the 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), […]

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Lockheed Martin Supports U.S. Indo Pacific Command In Bilateral Exercise With Australia

NEW DELHI: The Lockheed Martin (LMT) F-35 Lightning II and Virtual Aegis Weapon System (VAWS) demonstrated the ability to share real-time sensor data from Fort Worth, Texas, to Honolulu, Hawaii, and on to the Australian Defence Force during a recent military exercise between the United States and Australia. In partnership with U.S. Indo Pacific Command, […]

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Airbus delivers first of 60 A220s to Air France

NEW DELHI: Air France has received its first A220-300 from an order for 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Charles-De-Gaulle Airport. The A220 […]

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Boeing Delivers First Operational Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet to the U.S. Navy

NEW DELHI: Boeing delivered the first of 78 contracted Block III F/A-18 Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy. Block III gives the Navy the most networked and survivable F/A-18 built with a technology insertion plan that will outpace future threats. “The fleet needs capabilities to keep its edge,” said Capt. Jason “Stuf” Denney, U.S. Navy […]

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