Tata Group-owned Air India will buy 250 aircraft, including 40 wide-body planes, from Airbus, confirmed Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran. On February 14, he said that Air India has signed a letter of intent to acquire 250 aircraft, the first time in more than 17 years. It is also the first order placed by the carrier under the ownership of Tata Group.
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Airbus successfully tested the A400M aircraft, which is a new generation airlifter. The A400M can now carry removable firefighting demonstrator kits, with which wild fires can be combatted. The test involved dropping 20 tonnes of water under ten seconds. Airbus tweeted that the aircraft reached a speed of 125 knots, and dropped the water from a… read-more
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Air Asia has planned to increase its cargo business in view of rising e-commerce logistics. The company is reportedly planning to convert its 362 orders of passenger planes 'A321neo' to a freight carrying cargo aircraft, manufactured by Airbus. Moreover, the company aims to raise 50 million to 100 million dollars by the end of 2021 and is planning to list a separate company in three years.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed new airline Akasa has reportedly started the discussion with the European plane manufacturer Airbus and America's Boeing to procure aircraft to begin its operation by the summer of 2022. Furthermore, the airline has planned to develop a fleet of 70 planes in the next four years. Akasa is expected to build its fleet either with Boeing's B737 Max or Airbus' A320 aircraft.
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European aerospace MNC Airbus has collaborated with Hyderabad-based Flytech Aviation Academy to train drone pilots in India. The MoU signed during ‘Aero India 2021’ aims to provide training to budding drone pilots while maintaining safety standards. Flytech’s CEO Captain Mamatha said, seeing the multi-role of drones, the technology needs to be tapped efficiently. As per government estimates, the country will require around five lakh drone… read-more
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