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SARANG Aerobatic Team - true icon of MAKE IN INDIA

The Sarang Helicopter Display Team has evolved from the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Evaluation Flight, which was formed at Bengaluru in 2003, to evaluate the indigenous helicopter ‘Dhruvʼ, prior to its induction into operational service. True to its name the ALH has been a guiding beacon, standing out like the Pole star in the Indian Aviation sector. A true icon of MAKE IN INDIA....

Service life of Indian Trainer Jet Engine increased to 1,200 hours

An Indian HJT-36 training aircraft took to the skies powered by the AL-55I jet engine, created by United Engine Corporation of Rostec. It happened during the international aerospace exhibition Aero India 2021. The service life of the engine was recently increased to 1,200 flight hours. AL-55I is a double-circuit turbojet engine designed by UEC-Saturn and produced in cooperation...

To meet new COVID-19 requirements Mumbai Airport introduces mobile-enabled kiosks

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their flight. The technology allows passengers to use their mobile device to interact with kiosks. This significantly reduces the need to touch surfaces i...

First airline in South Asia with lie-flat beds on narrowbody jet - Vistara received first Airbus A321neo

Vistara took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft - which is part of the order of 50 from the Airbus A320 Family signed in 2018 - arrived in Delhi from Airbus production facility in Hamburg, Germany. This addition makes Vistara the first airline in South Asia to offer lie-flat beds on a narrowbody aircraft and one of the few such airlines across the world. Vis...

10000 Student Days of Training: Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center in India

Pratt & Whitney announced a recorded 10,000 student days of training at its Customer Training Center in Hyderabad, India. Launched in 2015, the center in Hyderabad is one of the three Pratt & Whitney training centers operating globally which offer specialized DGCA and EASA Part 147 approved trainings. The center offers advanced training for airline customers, MRO operators, as well as...

Airbus set for strong presence at Wings India 2020

Airbus will highlight its class-leading products, technologies and services at India’s largest civil aviation show – Wings India. The biennial event will be held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020. Airbus will exhibit at Stand 9 in Hall A. At Airbus’ stand, visitors will be able to experience a scale model of its single-aisle A220 aircraft, which is...

Russian Helicopters signs an events roadmap for Ka-226T helicopter production localization in India

Russian Helicopters has signed a roadmap at the Defexpo 2020 exhibition with the Russian-Indian company Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL) for localization of Ka-226T helicopter production in India. The document defines the main stages and terms for organizing production of the Ka-226T helicopter and its units in India with respect to the date when the corresponding contract will be sign...

GKN Aerospace $10 million investment in new facility in India

GKN Aerospace will officially open its all-new facility for Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) in Pune, India. GKN Aerospace India will celebrate this significant milestone with an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday 4th December. GKN Aerospace Leadership, together with State of Maharashtra Government officials, as well as investment partners and customers, will come together to recog...

Airbus’ FHS-TSP solution to maintain Vistara A320 fleet

Vistara has signed a long-term contract to partner with Airbus for their Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP). The contract will cover engineering and maintenance for 62 aircraft, including 23 existing ones. The FHS-TSP contract provides integrated and guaranteed services ranging from the supply and repair of components to the manufacturer’s unique Fleet Technica...

Vistara Inaugurates Flights to Dubai

Vistara and a JV of Tata and Singapore Airlines, inaugurated its daily service between Mumbai and Dubai. Dubai is Vistara’s second international destination in its network, with which the airline becomes the only one to offer the choice of Premium Economy class for travel between India and the UAE (in addition to Business and Economy class). Mr. Himanshu Gupta, Chief Commissione...

Expanded Emirates reach in India with SpiceJet codeshare partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Emirates and SpiceJet to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East. Subject to necessary government approvals, the partnership will enable Emirates’ passengers...

Airbus opens state-of-the-art commercial pilot and maintenance training centre near Delhi

Airbus has inaugurated a world class training centre for commercial pilots and maintenance engineers in the National Capital Region of Delhi, as part of its continuing efforts to support the exponential growth of the civil aviation sector in the country. Airbus forecast a need for more than 25,000 new pilots in India over the next 20 years to keep pace with the current double-digit growth in it...