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The engines being the most important, and most expensive, aircraft part, their development will shape the airline industry’s green transition
In the coming future, air travel experiences are set to become more personalised and memorable driven by enhancements in technology
FlightSafety International, Lilium and NetJets forge a strategic partnership to bring high speed regional electric air mobility to the world
IAF is completing nine decades of glorious service to the nation in October this year and I would like to convey my warm greetings to all avid readers of SP’s Aviation magazine.
EXCLUSIVEIAF SPECIAL: CAS INTERVIEW
On the occasion of the 90th Indian Air Force Day, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff, spoke extensively on a range of related subjects to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation
On the momentous occasion of the Indian Air Force celebrating its 90th Anniversary, the Air Chief reaffirmed IAF’s commitment to protect the nation’s sovereignty and integrity at all costs
IAF is a very professional force and it has and will always deliver for the defence of the nation. IAF’s task is to defend the nation from the air threat. It is thus incumbent on the nation to provide it necessary assets for this task.
Over the years and with the gradual accretion of platforms and capabilities, the IAF has developed world class expertise in diverse force multiplier roles
By 2030, an assertive China will probably have around 200 fifth-generation fighters and Pakistan may well be a grateful recipient of Chinese largesse. The IAF’s need for a fifth-generation fighter will grow ever more urgent.
IAI has teamed with HAL to compete for a future tender expected to supply aerial tankers to the Indian Air Force
“IAF is committed to protecting the nation’s sovereignty and integrity at all costs. It is on the path of transformation, to fight and win tomorrow’s wars. A squadron Strength of 42 is vital for a 24X7 Combat Air Patrol”
—Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari
The Gnat’s hour of glory came during the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War. The IAF’s Gnat pilots quickly learned to engage the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Canadair F-86 Sabre jet, considered the best dogfighter of the period. In all, seven Sabres were shot down.
General Anil Chauhan, the new CDS, is the first retired three-star officer to return to service in four-star rank. He will also function as Secretary, Department of Military Affairs.
Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari visited IAF’s Eastern AOR. During the visit, CAS flew a sortie on Rafale aircraft as part of three aircraft combat training mission at Air Force Station Hasimara with his son, Sqn Leader Mihir V. Chaudhari.
36th Tri-Services Commanders’ Conference (TSCC) - South was held at Port Blair on September 12-13, 2022 under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has called upon Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to unitedly fight against terrorism and eliminate the menace in all its forms.
Air India has signed a definitive sale and lease back agreement with Willis Lease Finance Corporation for 34 CFM56-5B engines installed on its Airbus A320 family fleet.
FlyBlade India, a joint venture between Hunch Ventures and Blade Air Mobility and Eve Air Mobility announced a strategic partnership which includes a non-binding order of up to 200 electric vertical take-off and landing...
Distinguished scientist Dr Samir V. Kamat, Director General Naval Systems & Materials (NS & M) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
ATR has appointed the new Chief Executive Officer, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, effective from September 17, 2022.