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Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Aviation (accompanied by Neetu Dhulia) had an exclusive rendezvous with the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju during the second half of January this year.
The IAF has opted to employ the Pilatus PC-7 Mk II for both Stage I and II adopting a radically new pattern with two aircraft types for three-stage training.
Delay in conclusion of the contract for Rafale jets lead to delay in the delivery schedule of the aircraft which in turn will aggravate problems for the IAF.
The news of the Ka-226T deal is heartening as the requirement of helicopters of the three services is growing as has been the clamour for replacements of existing fleets.
Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President of Boeing (Asia-Pacific & South Asia)
IATA has forecast that airlines are expected to collectively generate $36.3 billion in profits and return their cost of capital in 2016...
Leaving its turbulent past behind, India’s civil aviation industry is standing at the threshold of transformation today. Airliness which had been bleeding for the past few consecutive quarters turned...
The regional airlines have to pick the right aircraft according to their business model and they have fairly decent options available from both turboprop and regional jet players such as ATR, Bombardier...
Worldwide, it is estimated that the regional carriers alone employ over 18,000 pilots and many a time they (regional carriers) are the primary source of candidates for pilot jobs at the mainline carriers
The world’s first scheduled passenger airline service was the St Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line that operated between these two cities
Union Minister of Civil Aviation, P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju in an exclusive interview to SP’s Aviation outlined how the government is trying to understand the needs of the industry and how it is trying to address them, through the National Civil Aviation Policy which is awaiting the approval of the Union Cabinet
On January 5 this year during the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Colombo, Pakistan entered into a landmark deal to sell eight JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to Sri Lanka. The two countries signed a number of agreements to boost cooperation in the fields of education, science and technology, health care, agriculture, tourism, sports, cultural exchange, peopleto-people contacts, trade, science and technology, combating terror financing. Sharif said both sides expressed satisfaction at the existing bilateral cooperation in the field of defence.
Six years after a fatal crash of the second prototype aircraft, the Saras light civil aircraft programme could be headed for closure if sources are to be believed.
The Indian Army is getting its first taste of the Airbus A400M multirole transport aircraft at Jaisalmer air force base, with the French Army contingent for Exercise Shakti 2016 arriving in one of type.
With DRDO's Rustom-II MALE UAV still to take to the air, work is currently gathering pace to provide the platform with greater low-observability features.
The IAF has expressed interest in 4-8 new medium altitude surveillance/early warning aerostats on a fast track basis. The IAF wants static, mobile or portable systems deployable at altitudes of about 15,000 feet, stipulating that the mooring system...
While there was plenty on the table when PM Modi visited Russia recently, a prestigious but little spoken of programme is back on the table in earnest. After BAE Systems, EADS, Saab and Dassault, the latest contractor now apparently ready to cooperate with India...
The DRDO has applied afresh to the government for an urgent requirement of a specialised aircraft to undertake survey missions and data gathering in high altitude snowed out areas.
The Indian Air Force is learnt to have pegged up interest in its three-year hunt for new assault rifles for its special units (Garud), that should be compact, foldable, easy to carry, handle, operate, simple to maintain and with high range.
Will the Tejas be able to make an impact in the discerning global market where the platform will be subjected to intense scrutiny by aerospace professionals from across the world?