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The global defence market is estimated to be worth around £82 billion a year until 2022
Rockwell Collins will continue its focus on India and is really enthused with the recent change of government
It is the pilots’ last chance to get out alive.
The Chalet of Martin-Baker at Farnborough International Airshow was a show-stopper.
The ThalesRaytheon Air Command and Control System programme is said to be the largest cloud operation in the world
The Beechcraft products, particularly the King Air turboprops, are utilised around the globe in a number of services
The company is planning major expansion into the civil aviation business beyond its established portfolio of military activities
The key programmes showcased by BAE Systems included Striker II HMD, Taranis UAV system, Fighter upgrade programmes
The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) held in July did phenomenal business with orders and commitments achieving a new record of $201 billion, reflecting buoyancy of the aerospace industry
Embraer is the leader in the 70- to 130-seat market with 52 per cent of the firm global orders
In an interview with SP’s Aviation at Farnborough, John S. Slattery, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said that the Asian giants are going to be driving business in the years to come, riding on economic resurgence.
MRJ believes that the regional aviation market is expected to flourish as several countries are ‘unlocking’ the potential of air transportation
It may be in India’s interest to cross the two per cent barrier and allow up to 51 per cent stake sooner than later
The Indian armed forces have a high stake in the bilateral relations between India and the US
With the induction of this lead-in trainer beginning in 2008, the long-standing gap between the performance of the basic jet trainer and frontline combat aircraft has been effectively bridged
By 2030, two-thirds of the global middle class will be in the Asia-Pacific region which opens up enormous opportunity for regional air travel
The government has cleared six proposals for starting airline operations, it needs to be seen how many will really takeoff
The downing of MH-17 is undoubtedly an outrageous act of terrorism
The Trent XWB, specifically designed for the A350 XWB, is the fastest-selling Trent engine ever, with more than 1,400 already sold
The Government is mulling adoption of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations
As has been the pattern, this year too, the Farnborough International Airshow was patronised by all the global aerospace majors covering the regimes of both civil and military aviation.
On May 19, 1908, Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge became the first US military officer to pilot an aircraft when he got airborne alone in Aerial Experiment Associations’ newest craft nicknamed “White Wing” and flew about 93 yards at a height of ten feet
This was coming and now it is official. Pincered in by a combination of pressures, the state-owned Indian aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has decided to re-design and weight-optimise its Stage-II jet trainer, the HJT-36 Sitara, officially calling upon global airframers to size up the platform and hammer out a prescribe. After persisting with the line that the aircraft was fine and that it was rapidly piercing through test points towards service status, the new decision to scout assistance is HAL’s first admission that there’s been trouble all along.
The Attorney General has advised the NDA Government that a ban on the Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica and its subsidiary AgustaWestland is enmeshed in the VVIP helicopter scam, would jeopardise the battle-readiness of the armed forces and impinge on national security.
Mere ending of the monopoly of HAL by itself will not be sufficient for the private sector to deliver