India appoints Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as Chief of Defence Staff

NEW DELHI: The government of India has decided to appoint Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who shall also function as Secretary to Government of India, Department of Military Affairs with effect from the date of his assumption of charge and until further […]

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HAL’s rocket engine manufacturing facility inaugurated in Karnataka

BENGALURU: An Integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing Facility (ICMF) set up by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) that would cater to the entire rocket engine production under one roof for Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was inaugurated by President Droupadi Murmu here on Tuesday. The state-of-the-art ICMF, set up over an area of 4,500 square metres houses […]

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Akasa Air to start services to Guwahati, Agartala from Bengaluru

NEW DELHI: Newly-launched Akasa Air on Monday said it will commence its flight services to the northeast with the addition of Agartala (Tripura) and Guwahati (Assam) from October 21. As part of this expansion, the airline will connect the two north-eastern destinations, which will be its seventh and eighth, respectively, with Bengaluru, Akasa Air said […]

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Flight operations at Mumbai airport to remain suspended for 6 hours on October 18

MUMBAI: Flight operations at Mumbai airport will remain suspended for six hours on October 18 for runway maintenance work, which is likely to hit passengers significantly, the private airport operator said on Thursday. Mumbai airport has two intersecting runways, the main runway 9/27 and secondary runway 14/32, which handle around 800 flights per day, making […]

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Defence Ministry signs contract worth Rs 1700 crore to acquire additional Brahmos missiles

NEW DELHI: In a further impetus to self-reliance in defence production, the Defence Ministry on Thursday signed a contract with BrahMos Aerospace for acquisition of additional dual-role capable surface-to-surface BrahMos missiles at an approximate cost of Rs 1,700 crore under ‘Buy-Indian’ category. In a statement, the ministry said the induction of these dual-role capable missiles […]

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13 US firms on two-day visit to explore Telangana’s aerospace ecosystem

NEW DELHI: As many as 13 USA aerospace companies arrived here on Wednesday for a two-day trade mission to explore Telangana’s aerospace ecosystem and meet with potential business partners in the region. A press release from the US Consulate here said the trade mission, which is organised by the US Commercial Service in India, will […]

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DGCA orders SpiceJet to continue operating at 50% capacity till October 29

NEW DELHI: Aviation safety regulator DGCA has extended the cap on SpiceJet flights by a little over one month as a matter of “abundant caution”, according to an official order on Wednesday. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had on July 27 ordered SpiceJet to operate a maximum of 50 per cent of its […]

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India begins sale of erstwhile national carrier Air India’s 2 subsidiaries

NEW DELHI: The government of India has initiated the process of privatising 2 subsidiaries AIASL and AIESL of erstwhile national carrier Air India, an official said. The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) has initiated investor meetings and roadshows to gauge interest in AIASL and AIESL. We will soon invite EoIs from interested […]

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Mixed airfare trends after cap removal; passenger traffic on rise: Experts

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: After the removal of airfare caps, there seems to be a mixed trend with lower ticket prices for routes having relatively lesser passenger loads, according to travel industry experts. More than two years after being put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, the fare caps were removed with effect from August 31. The […]

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Intelsat joins hands with Nelco

NEW DELHI: Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC),  has announced the beginning of Intelsat’s inflight connectivity services in Indian skies through an agreement with Nelco, India’s leading satellite communication service provider. This agreement is welcome news for Intelsat’s airline partners and […]

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