With an investment of $1.7 billion, the E2 programme was launched in June 2013 and reinforces Embraer’s commitment to continuously invest in its commercial aviation products as well as maintain market leadership in the segment of 70 to 130 seats
India and the US share strategic objectives and one area in which there is positive convergence between the two nations is the rising threat from China
Failure of the contract for 126 MMRCA has accentuated the urgency for the IAF to explore other options to procure combat aircraft to arrest the disconcerting erosion in operational capability
Presently there seems to be a semblance of balance, equity, growth, good ATF pricing, forward movement and proactiveness on the part of the government, all of which are propping up the aviation industry in a positive manner
The aim is to encourage consolidation in ground handling through stakeholder consultations to achieve economy of scale and higher efficiency without compromising service quality and safety
With a flood of devices operating in regulated airspace, proper air traffic control mechanisms becomes a matter of utmost urgency both for air safety and airspace security
As the engine stands on the verge of entering commercial service later this year, the LEAP programme is delivering on all of its commitments.
The government is creating an environment for regional aviation to become a reality as pan-India development can alone add momentum to the country’s economic growth
There is a perception among many, particularly those in government circles, that business jets are for the rich and famous with no contribution to the economy. This is far from the truth.
The government has proposed to promote the growth of Indian aviation sector in a significant manner as the development of this sector has a multiplier effect on the economy
Though there are murmurs that there would be a downturn in the aerospace sector, industry experts have dismissed it by giving figures of growing aircraft numbers
Frank Hawks gained fame as a member of the Gates Flying Circus wherein he was part of the team that performed the world’s first inflight refuelling in 1921
A number of proactive steps taken by the Indian government or are being contemplated have provided the much needed impetus to the Indian airline industry
Fares charged by Indian carriers are labile and often appear to be designed to exploit the air passenger especially in the holiday season during which demand outstrips supply