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Amazon Air takes off in India

Amazon India has launched Amazon Air, making it the first e-commerce company in the country to have a dedicated air cargo network. Amazon Air will utilise the cargo capacity of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Quikjet Cargo Airlines. Each Amazon Air aircraft will ship thousands of packages every day and fly across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai. Amazon Air will help ship goods fast...

Extended 20-year maintenance partnership - Alliance Air & ATR

India nationa carrier, Alliance Air, and ATR, announce the extension of their Global Maintenance Agreement for another five years. This year marks 20 years of partnership since the airline signed its first ATR pay-by-hour maintenance contract in December 2002. Through this package, the airline will continue to benefit from the repair, overhaul and pooling services of Line Repla...

Pratt & Whitney opens STEM Labs in Bengaluru in partnership with United Way

Pratt & Whitney, through its subsidiary United Technologies Corporation India Pvt Ltd, and in partnership with United Way Bengaluru (a not-for-profit organization) announced the opening of two STEM labs in Bengaluru, India. The STEM labs, designed to encourage science and math learning amongst school children, have been installed in Karnataka Public School (Krishnandanagar) and Government Mode...

BLADE and Eve announce strategic partnership to expand Urban Air Mobility ecosystem in India

FlyBlade India announced a strategic partnership which includes a non-binding order of up to 200 electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles, service and support, and Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management software solution. The companies also plan to collaborate on a three-month pilot project connecting passengers using helicopters. India is a unique market with its vast e...

Intelsat Commercial Aviation goes into agreement with Nelco to offer inflight connectivity in India airspace

Intelsat announced the beginning of Intelsat’s inflight connectivity services in Indian skies through an agreement with Nelco, India’s leading satellite communication service provider. This agreement is welcome news for Intelsat’s airline partners and flyers as they will enjoy end-to-end broadband coverage on domestic and international aircraft flying to or from an Indian airport...

New helicopter engines to be developed in Safran and HAL joint venture

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have signed an agreement to create a new joint venture intended to develop helicopter engines. Through a MoU, signed by Mr. R. Madhavan, HAL CMD, and Mr. Franck Saudo, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO in presence of Olivier Andriès, Safran CEO, both partners will extend their long-lasting partnership by establishing a new a...

Safran expands presence and industrial footprint in India

On July 7 and 8, Safran is inaugurating three new production sites in India and announces the construction of a major new facility in 2025, bolstering its strategic partnership with the country. Safran has operated in India for 65 years and now counts 10 facilities and 750 employees in the country. These announcements, which represent more than $200 million of investment between 2018 and 2025, cle...

ANRA Technologies powers trials for deliveries with drones in India

ANRA Technologies has been selected by Swiggy, India’s largest online food delivery service, to evaluate the feasibility of middle mile drone delivery for the company’s Instamart grocery delivery service.  ANRA is providing its UTM, MissionManager and Delivery software platforms for this project, integrated with TechEagle drones. The aircraft will be deployed to replenish stock...

Star Air launches the first non-stop flight between Belagavi and Nagpur

On 16th of April 2022, Star Air, the aviation arm of Sanjay Ghodawat Group will operate the first direct flight between Belagavi and Nagpur under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN. With no prior direct flights between the two cities, Star Air will become the first airline in the history of Indian aviation to achieve this remarkable feat. Also known as the Tiger Capital of India&nb...

Infosys and Rolls-Royce launched Aerospace Engineering and Digital Innovation Centre in India

Infosys and Rolls-Royce inaugurated their joint Aerospace Engineering and Digital Innovation Centre  in Bengaluru, India. This centre has been established to provide high-end research and development services integrated with advanced digital capabilities to Rolls-Royce’s engineering and group business services from India. Infosys and Rolls-Royce’s collaboration has been...

India flybig to acquire up to ten De Havilland Canada Twin Otter series 400 aircraft

Big Charter Private Limited has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to ten new De Havilland Canada Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft for operation by its promoted airline, flybig. The companies will work towards a definitive purchase agreement that would include five firm-ordered aircraft and options for another five.  "In conjunction with the UDAN initiative, the Indian Govern...

Welcome new Pratt & Whitney capabilities center in Bengaluru

Pratt & Whitney announced its plans to open a world-class global supply chain support center in Bengaluru, India. The India Capability Center will employ hundreds of analysts and data scientists to augment Pratt & Whitney’s global supply chain, focused on digital capabilities. “We are proud to announce our Supply Chain Support Center in Bengaluru – a first-of-its-...