DRDO conducts successful flight test of SFDR technology

BALASORE: The Defence Research and Development Organisation on Friday successfully conducted a flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology in Odisha, official sources said. The test was carried out at around 10.30 am from the integrated test range (ITR) launch platform at Chandipur, they said. The successful demonstration of the SFDR technology will […]

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Thales Alenia Space will advise Sateliot and ensure viability of entire technical phase

NEW DELHI: The satellite telecommunications operator Sateliot will rely on the experience and know-how of The Space Alliance between Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%) for the development of a constellation of nanosatellites to ensure that IoT connectivity is compatible with the 5G standard. Acting as telecommunications cell […]

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India targets 1,000 routes under UDAN scheme

NEW DELHI: India’s Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said his ministry has set a target of operationalising 100 unserved and underserved airports and starting at least 1,000 air routes under the UDAN scheme. He also said that privatisation is required in the field of aviation as it is not the government’s specialisation […]

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Direct air service begins between Shillong-Delhi

NEW DELHI: Fulfilling a long pending demand, Meghalaya capital Shillong on Monday was connected with the national capital by direct flight services, coinciding with reopening of the state through the Umling in Ri Bhoi district for tourists after remaining closed for nine months due to Covid-19 outbreak, officials said. An Airport Authority of India (AAI) […]

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Exclusive: Germany in talks to inject billions into Lufthansa

FRANKFURT: Germany is in talks to provide Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) with billions of euros in state aid and could take a stake in the airline, which has grounded 95% of its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic, people close to the matter said. The government and airline are discussing loans as well as a possible equity […]

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Airbus C295 successfully performs wet contacts as a tanker

NEW DELHI: The Airbus C295 tactical airlifter has successfully achieved its first wet contacts during an air-to-air (AAR) tanker flight test campaign. First dry contacts of this flight test took place in December 2019 and were achieved using a closed ramp configuration, 100ft hose and remote vision system. The wet contacts, conducted out of Seville, […]

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Maverick Helicopters announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

NEW DELHI: Maverick Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters have announced they will partner to retrofit the tourism operator’s entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA to follow shortly. Maverick Helicopters, one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies in the […]

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German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

NEW DELHI: Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of […]

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Bartolomeo starts its journey to the International Space Station

NEW DELHI: The Bartolomeo research platform, developed by Airbus for the International Space Station (ISS), has been delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. The move marks a further step towards something never before seen in space: with its planned launch in March, the European-built Bartolomeo is set to become the first commercial […]

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Airbus teams up with Aston Martin to launch ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter

NEW DELHI: The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters, was revealed today at Courchevel in the French Alps. This stylish special edition of the ACH130 helicopter comes equipped with a range of four interior and exterior designs generated by Aston Martin which […]

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