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Airbus Foundation launches The Little Engineers programme in India to inspire young minds

The programme aims to reach out to over 150 students in India by the end of 2017 The “A380 Assembly” workshop in Bengaluru introduced students to the world of aviation The Airbus Foundation together with its partner ‘The Little Engineer’ has launched the Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme in India. Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goal of...

Dassault – Reliance Aerospace manufacturing facility in Mihan, Nagpur inaugurated

Eric Trappier, Chairman of Dassault Aviation and Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of the Reliance Group laid the Foundation Stone for the Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited manufacturing facility in Mihan, Nagpur located in India’s western state of Maharashtra. The Foundation Stone was laid in the presence of Ms. Florence Parly, Minister of Armed Forces of the French Republic; Shri. Nitin G...

ExecuJet's Indian FBO gains IS-BAH accreditation

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced that its FBO facility in New Delhi, India, has gained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage I accreditation. The facility, a joint venture between ExecuJet and Bird Group Aviation Services, is located at Indira Gandhi International Airport and features a VVIP salon with five-star amenities, crew lounge are...

Able Aerospace expands services to India market with DGCA approval

Able Aerospace Services has earned certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India to provide a wide spectrum of repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts support for rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft registered in India. For Able, this includes high-quality, cost-saving maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions to operators of Airbus, Bell, Boeing, Leonar...

Meet Anny Divya, world’s youngest woman commander to fly Boeing 777

There are stories that remind us that we should never give up on our dreams. There are stories that prove that if our willpower is strong, then no matter how bumpy the road is, the heart can always achieve what it desires. One such encouraging story is of Anny Divya, world’s youngest woman commander to fly Boeing 777. Born in Pathankot, Anny wanted to become a pilot ever since she was a chil...

Transformative ideas showcased at Airbus Bizlab Bengaluru

Season two successfully completed, call for applications for season three is now open Airbus BizLab announced the successful culmination of its second season through a flagship event in Bengaluru. At the event, the start-ups who were selected to work with different Airbus teams in India and across the world over the last six months showcased their concept models and ideas of transforming the ae...

Infrastructure must keep pace with additions to India’s aircraft fleet

India is set to become the third-largest buyer of planes in the world, which could push its airlines into larger losses, an aviation consultancy has said. The number of aircraft on order by Indian carriers is expected to soon exceed 1,000 and only the United States and China have more orders on their books, research by Capa India, an aviation advisory firm, shows. "Low-cost carriers acc...

Boeing’s new India division aims to grow military aircraft production

Boeing’s new Indian unit will help the company win more business from local customers and mean more employment in the South Asian country, the head of the US defence firm’s Indian business said. The new legal entity, announced this week, is the fourth separate country-specific business Boeing has established after setting up similar structures in Britain, Australia and Saudi Arabia....

Vistara completes two glorious years of redefining air travel in India

- Vistara’s weekly frequencies grew by more than 50% over one year - Vistara increases frequency to Pune on its 2nd anniversary - Vistara enables a ‘Flight of Fantasy’ for less-privileged children on its 2nd anniversary - Celebrates with customers onboard with special desserts Vistara, India’s newest and fastest growing full service airline that carries the legacy of...

Robot flying ambulance makes first solo flight

An autonomous flying ambulance has successfully completed its first solo test flight, offering a potential solution for challenging search and rescue missions. Completing such missions in rough terrain or combat zones can be tricky, with helicopters currently offering the best transportation option in most cases. However, these vehicles need clear areas to land, and in the case of war zones, helic...

India to buy rescue aircraft from Japan for $1.5-$1.6 billion

India's Defence Ministry will agree on Monday to purchase 12 amphibious rescue aircraft from Japanese manufacturer ShinMaywa Industries worth $1.5 billion-$1.6 billion, the Nikkei news paper reported on Sunday. Japan and India have been holding talks on the purchase for more than two years. It would one of Japan's first sales of military equipment since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe li...

India offers to buy 200 foreign combat jets - if they're Made-in-India

India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers - as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, air force officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India - which the air force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases out aging Soviet-era aircraft - could be worth anything from $13-$15 billion, experts say, potentially one of...