Domestic air passenger traffic grows nearly five-fold in May: DGCA data

NEW DELHI: Domestic air passenger traffic saw a strong recovery in demand as Indian carriers flew 1.20 crore passengers on the local routes in May, logging nearly five-fold year-on-year volume growth, DGCA data showed on Wednesday. Domestic air passenger traffic in May 2021 stood at a meager 21-lakh, as per the Directorate General of Civil […]

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TAS, L&T to deliver 100th missile launcher for IAF’s Akash project

NEW DELHI: Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have jointly delivered 100th Akash Air Force Launcher (AAFL) for Indian Air Force, developed with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This event was flagged off by Dr BHVS Narayana Murthy, DG-MSS, DRDO at the Vemagal facility of TASL (near Bengaluru) on the […]

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Akasa Air takes delivery of first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at IGI Airport

NEW DELHI: Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-promoted Akasa Air’s first aircraft Boeing 737 MAX arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday, bringing it closer to securing the mandatory Air Operator Permit to start operations. The airline had received the ceremonial keys for the aircraft in Seattle, the US, on June 15, Akasa Air said in a statement. […]

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India approves development of new Greenfield Airport in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for the development of Phase I of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs. 1305 crore, to be completed within 48 months. The project is being implemented by Dholera International Airport Company […]

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Akasa Air to partner Griffin for sale, leaseback of Boeing planes

NEW DELHI: Akasa Air has signed a contract with Irish leasing company Griffin Global Asset Management for sale and leaseback of five Boeing 737 Max aircraft, a statement said on Thursday. Under sale and leaseback model, the airline sells its planes to a leasing company and then leases them back. This frees up the cash […]

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SankhyaSutra Labs Showcases Made-in-India Software for Aircraft Design at AeroCon 2022

NEW DELHI: SankhyaSutra Labs, a subsidiary of Jio Platforms Limited, develops high-fidelity aerodynamics and multiphysics simulation software. This Bangalore based company is showcasing its products and solutions at AeroCon 2022, a premier Aerospace conference being organized by Society of Automobile Engineering on June 2-3, 2022 in Bangalore. SankhyaSutra has planned a major product launch in […]

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Surat Airport gearing up for holistic development with world-class facilities

NEW DELHI: Surat, the financial capital of Gujarat and hub for diamond and textile business in India, attracts air travelers in large numbers. Considering the magnificent rise in passenger traffic, Airports Authority of India (AAI) is extensively working towards the holistic development of the airport with a project cost of Rs 353 crore. The development […]

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Asteria Aerospace participates in the Drone Festival of India 2022

NEW DELHI: Asteria Aerospace Limited, a Bengaluru-based full-stack drone technology company, participated in the Drone Festival of India 2022, the premier conference and exhibition for drones in India. The Drone Festival of India 2022 was organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) with event partner Drone Federation of India (DFI) and was held at […]

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Captain Abhilasha Barak from Haryana becomes Indian Army’s first woman combat aviator

NEW DELHI: Captain Abhilasha Barak on Wednesday became the first woman combat aviator in the Indian Army. Officials said she has been awarded the coveted ‘wings’ along with 36 Army pilots by the director-general of the Army Aviation during a ceremony held at Combat Army Aviation Training School in Nashik. “Captain Barak became the first […]

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Bombardier launches ultra-long-range Global 8000 aircraft

NEW DELHI: Bombardier said that it has unveiled the newest member of its industry-leading business jet portfolio with the introduction of the Global 8000 aircraft, the world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet, innovatively crafted with the industry’s healthiest cabin for safety, comfort and performance beyond compromise. With an industry-leading range of 8,000 nautical miles […]

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