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The E-Jets family of E170, E175, E190 and E195 have proven their worth with airlines and continue to grow at a healthy pace.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defence Minister A.K. Antony, has finally approved the purchase of six additional C-130J Super Hercules special mission transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force.
With a successful induction of three Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavylift transports into Hindon’s 81 Squadron ‘Sky Lords’ on September 2, the IAF is now hoping for an early conclusion...
In February this year, Airbus Military began a quiet campaign to showcase the A400M airlifter to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time, beginning a comprehensive flight-test programme leading to certification and delivery in mid-2014
With healthy economic growth, expanding business interests and increase in the number of billionaires, India is an emerging market for private jets.
Falcon 2000LXS sets new standards as Dassault marks its 50th anniversary
As urbanisation spreads and incomes rise, air travel will become less of a luxury. There’s bound to be increasing demand for regional aviation services and enough passengers at least to fill small planes.
Going by the most optimistic estimates, the Rafale can be inducted by the beginning of 2018 at the earliest.
At a ceremony held at Hindon Airbase, the Minister of Defence A.K. Antony formally inducted the first three of the ten Boeing C-17...
China supports Pakistan on regional issues and is committed to provide tacit support in case of war with India.
Colin Mahoney, Senior Vice President, International and Service Solutions, Rockwell Collins, in conversation with SP’s Aviation, gave details of the company’s investments in India providing solutions to both commercial and defence customers.
SP’s Aviation Team caught up with Susan A. Maraghy, Vice President, South Asia, Corporate International Business Development, Lockheed Martin, who was in India recently to attend the “Invest North—A Conclave to Showcase Investment Opportunities in Northern States”.
‘The reorganisation is designed to support the Group’s existing goal of improving its return on sales’- EADS
At the Sixth ASSOCHAM International Conference on Civil Aviation and Tourism held in New Delhi on August 30...
Fiercely competitive, she began exploring audacious aerobatic manoeuvres, such as the loop and demonstrated them before rapt crowds. She also became the first woman to fly at night and broke the women’s altitude record by climbing to 11,200 feet.
The IAF landed the C-130J Super Hercules at DBO adding another feat her to its cap. It would not be surprising if the IAF ventures to land at DBO its lat est acquisition, the C-17 Globemaster III, thereby demonstrati ng not only it’s phenomenal operatio nal capability but also firmly reinforcing the subtle message to our northern neighbour.
In a subtle show of strength to China, on August 20, 2013, the Indian Air Force (IAF) landed one of its latest acquisitions, the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules four-engine military transport aircraft at the world’s highest and recentlyactivated Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) airstrip in Ladakh near the line of actual control (LAC).
The US military support to Pakistan and strategic cooperation with China will help PAF unfold its modernisation plan by 2019 building up to 28 combat squadrons. As air power will be critical to victory, the IAF will need to maintain clear-cut edge over PAF.
With long combat reach, extended radar cover and large numbers of air supremacy fighters, the IAF must fight its next war deep inside Pakistani territory.
While entry of Tata-SIA would have the potential of creating a major upheaval in the Indian airline industry, this development which has undoubtedly come as a pleasant surprise, will only be to the benefit of the travelling public in India