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The list of airlines that once flew regional jets - Paramount Airways, Air Costa - and some that never got off the ground or are struggling to take off - Star Aviation and Flyeasy - seems to be growing.
On account of the technological, capability and price issues, the IAF was clearly unhappy with the platform and was keen that the project be called off
Reportedly, India is planning to come up with another Request for Information (RFI) to acquire modern multi-role combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force
Importing foreign pilots to DIAL’s big brother role, seaplanes and more, the third-time chief of the association gets candid about aviation with Arpita Kala of SP’s Aviation
The heartening news is that in the near future, one travelling by air in India will find significantly better air connectivity covering larger number of destinations and more options. There will also be an increase in the number of airlines operating each with larger fleet of aircraft.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) being extremely versatile flying machines, have recently elicited keen interest from different stakeholders. On the one hand, while UAVs that are low-cost and versatile platforms offering a variety of aerial applications, on the other its inconspicuousness can easily be exploited by unscrupulous elements and prove to be serious threat to the society.
Aviation maintenance operations require planning solutions that support “conditional” repair or “as required” planning capabilities as well as multiple demand and supply streams to optimise inventory assets
From riding elephants to being an ace sportsman, the Vicky Donor and Piku director shares what life was like in the Indian Air Force camp
One of the leading airshows in the world, the Singapore Airshow 2018, held at the Changi exhibition centre from February 6-11, was high on component and service contracts but low on aircraft deals.
With the rapid growth of regional aviation in India, Regional Jets have the potential to play a major role in the future in the Indian regional aviation segment
Trippe’s visionary move was to persuade Boeing to build the Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet”, a new generation wide-body airliner that was much larger than the Boeing 707
The government needs to radically reform its policies for business aviation to prosper. Till then, this segment will not make any meaningful contribution to the nation’s economy.
Airbus has appointed Bruno Even as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective April 1, 2018...
On February 22, 2018, India test-fired its medium-range, nuclear-capable Agni II missile from an island off the coast of Eastern state of Odisha....
Global leader in turboprop aircraft, ATR anticipates huge demand for the company’s aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region. The company foresees demand for around 750 turboprops aircraft in next 20 years in the region.
Boeing 737 MAX-9 airliner has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service.
Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out Part 23 approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) has received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
South Korea’s acquisition agency, Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA), has decided to purchase additional ASW aircraft from an undisclosed foreign supplier.
n February 9, 2018, China commissioned its first stealth fighter aircraft in People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), reports Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.
Lockheed Martin has announced that a new comprehensive weapon system designed for the Sikorsky S-70M and S-70i Black Hawk helicopters has received military standards qualifications.
Bell Helicopter’s Air Vehicle Concept Demonstrator aircraft, funded under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration (JMRTD) programme, was flown for the first time by an Army pilot on February 7, 2018.
Lockheed Martin reached a major milestone with the delivery of its 400th C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on February 9, 2018. This Super Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft that is assigned to the US Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
As a major boost to defence manufacturing and Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has offered the indigenous...
Mahindra Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada’s Viking Air to “leverage their unique and complementary resources” to form a strategic alliance...
Leonardo is expanding its share of the growing Bangladeshi helicopter market with the announcement, during Singapore Air Show, of the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways...
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation, has announced an important increase in production at its first advanced manufacturing facility in Singapore in order to help Pratt & Whitney’s 2018 ramp-up of production.
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc company, has signed a purchase agreement with both Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and its subsidiary, Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters.