HAL joins hands with Safran

NEW DELHI: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Safran Aircraft Engines, France signed an memorandum of understanding (MOU) at Aero India 2021 to explore opportunities for strategic business cooperation that leverage the complementary talents and capabilities of the both parties and support development of a robust ecosystem for aero-engines in India, consistent with the goals of […]

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Boeing joins hands with Air Works for maintenance support of key defence platforms

BENGALURU: Boeing has nnounced strategic agreements with Air Works for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of two key Boeing defence platforms in India, the P-8I operated by the Indian Navy (IN) and the VIP transport fleet operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF). Boeing India’s strategic collaboration with Air Works is an important first […]

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Dassault announces new, single-point-of-contact organization for European MRO sales network

NEW DELHI: The new sales organization, headed by Thierry Salaün, brings together the MRO sales operations of Dassault’s wholly ownedDassault Falcon Service (DFS) affiliate with those ofTAG Maintenance Services (TMS) and the Falcon segment ofExecujet MRO Services, each acquired last year. This provides operators better access to the full capabilities of its expanded MRO service […]

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Sriwijaya Air crash places Indonesia’s aviation safety under fresh spotlight

By Jamie Freed, Stanley Widianto SYDNEY/JAKARTA: Indonesia’s chequered air safety record is again in the spotlight after a Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people crashed into the Java Sea minutes after takeoff on Saturday, marking the country’s third major airline crash in just over six years. Before the crash there had been 697 fatalities in […]

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Boeing, EGME sign MRO service agreement and supply chain orders

NEW DELHI:Boeing and EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (EGME) have announced agreements that will approve the Cairo-based MRO as Boeing’s first maintenance supplier in Africa and the Middle East region. The agreement enables EGME to provide aircraft, engines and component maintenance services and solutions to Boeing customers. EGME will also receive landing gear exchange and overhaul […]

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SpiceJet technician gets stuck in aircraft’s landing gear door, dies

KOLKATA: A SpiceJet technician was killed after the landing gear door of the aircraft he was working on got “accidentally” shut at the airport here on Wednesday, a senior official said. The incident took place around 1.45 am. “The technician was carrying out maintenance on the landing gear of the Bombardier Q400 plane when the […]

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Nal airport to be closed from May 30 to June 20

BIKANER: Flight services at the Nal Airport in Bikaner will be closed for 21 days starting May 30 owing to renovation work, airport director Radheshyam Meena said on Tuesday. He said the Bikaner-New Delhi and Jaipur-Bikaner air services, which were started recently under the regional air connectivity programme, will remain closed during this period. Source: […]

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P&W engine issues ground another IndiGo plane; sixth incident in two weeks

NEW DELHI: A Pune-Nagpur flight of IndiGo–an Airbus A320 Neo was grounded soon after takeoff on Tuesday due to “excessive engine vibrations”–sixth such incident in the past two weeks alone, an airline industry source said. The plane is powered by the already troubled Pratt & Whitney engine. This is the sixth incident of midair glitches […]

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Boeing “finalising” pilot training, software update after Ethiopia crash

CHICAGO: Boeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company’s CEO said on Sunday. “Boeing is finalizing its development of a previously-announced software update and pilot training revision that will address the MCAS flight control law’s behavior in response […]

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US finally grounds Boeing 737 Max aircraft amid growing safety concerns

WASHINGTON: The ban on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft became worldwide on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump joined Canada and other countries in grounding the aircraft amid mounting global fears for the jets’ airworthiness. US authorities said new evidence showed similarities between Sunday’s deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 and […]

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