India notifies drone certification scheme to boost indigenous manufacturing

NEW DELHI: India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Wednesday notified a drone certification scheme to ensure minimum safety and quality requirements as it will boost indigenous manufacturing, an official statement said. “The drone certification scheme notified on January 26, 2022, under Rule 7 of the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021 will help in simpler, faster […]

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DRDO to display two tableaux during Republic Day parade 2022

NEW DELHI: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will display two tableaux during the forthcoming Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2022. The tableaux are ‘Suite of Indigenously Developed Sensors, Weapons and Electronic Warfare Systems for LCA Tejas’ and ‘Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP)’ developed for the submarines of Indian Navy. The first tableau displays […]

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Modair sets up tech-enabled air logistics firm

NEW DELHI: Aviation firm Modair said on Friday it has set up a tech-enabled air logistics company Modair Express to cater to the cargo market, connecting Tier-II and Tier -III towns with the key cities across the country. Making same day delivery feasible, the newly launched company is a multi-phased project to ensure maximum coverage […]

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HAL Signs Contract for Export of ALH to Mauritius

NEW DELHI: In-line with government of India’s vision to boost defence exports to friendly foreign countries, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has  signed a contract with Govt. of Mauritius (GoM) for export of one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) for Mauritius Police Force. The government of Mauritius already operates HAL built ALH and Do-228 aircraft. […]

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Won’t let any attempt to change status quo along India’s border to succeed, says Army Chief Gen M M Naravane

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army’s message is clear that it will not let any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the country’s borders succeed, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane said on Saturday. In an address at the Army Day Parade here, he said last year was extremely challenging for the Army and […]

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India’s advanced version of BrahMos missile test-fired

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired a naval variant of the advanced supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Indian Navy. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said the missile hit the designated target “precisely”. “Advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was tested from INS […]

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Vistara fleet crosses 50 aircraft; 12 planes added in last 21 months

NEW DELHI: Full-service carrier Vistara, which completed seven years of its operations on January 9, said on Monday its fleet has crossed 50 aircraft with over 12 planes added in the last 21 months alone despite pandemic challenges. In addition to this, Vistara said it has flown 30 million passengers since its launch on January […]

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Domestic air traffic at 11.1 million in April-December; 44% lower against April-December 2019

NEW DELHI: Domestic air passenger traffic remained 44 per cent lower in the April-December 2021 to 111 lakh against the corresponding period of FY20, but saw a jump of 52 per cent compared to December 2021, according to rating agency ICRA. The total domestic passenger traffic had stood at 73 lakh in December 2020, according […]

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Alliance Air issues tender to refurbish entire fleet of 18 ATR-72 aircraft

NEW DELHI: Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, has issued a tender to refurbish its entire fleet of 18 ATR-72 aircraft. Air India, after its successful sale to the Tata Group in October last year, is expected to be handed over to the conglomerate in the first half of this year. However, Alliance Air […]

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