The newly-inducted C-295 medium tactical transport aircraft is likely to take part in the upcoming Air Force Day celebrations in Prayagraj in UP, said officials on September 25. The annual Air Force Day parade and air display is on October 8. The first C295 aircraft was inducted into the IAF at the Hindon Air Force station in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari.
Courtesy: The Press Trust of India
A Bombardier Learjet private jet with 8 people onboard crashed landed and skidded off the runway at Mumbai airport on September 14,The mishap occurred at around 5.04 pm. The aircraft was carrying 6 passengers and 2 crew members. An official at the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said all 8 people injured in the incident have been hospitalised. The VSR Aviation Learjet 45 aircraft VT-DBL operating from Vizag-Mumbai skidded off runway… read-more
The Union Civil Aviation received a bomb threat in an Iranian-origin aircraft, Mahan Air flight headed to Guangzhou in China from Tehran in Iran, scheduled to cross over the Indian airbase. Amid the threat, and refusal of landing in India, Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter jets from Punjab and Jodhpur airbases were scrambled to intercept the plane, which avoided landing. Moreover, the nature of the threat call is unclear.
Alliance Air just launched its new Delhi-Chandigarh-Kullu flight routes. The airline previously utilized ATR 72 aircraft on this route, which has recently been replaced with ATR 42-600 aircraft. The airplane carrying 32 people was greeted with a water cannon salute at Kullu's Bhuntar airport. This trip was originally intended to fly on the 75th anniversary of… read-more
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India will give a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to the Sri Lankan Navy in a ceremony attended by President Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 15. Vice Admiral S N Ghormade, accompanied by Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Gopal Baglay, will hand over the maritime surveillance aircraft to the Sri Lankan Navy. The event will be held at the Sri Lanka Airforce station in Katunayake.
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In Pune's Indapur taluka, a trainee aircraft crashed in a farm, confirmed concerned officials. The crash happened around 11.30 am, when Bhavika Rathod (22) a trainee pilot was flying an aircraft and lost control, leading to the crash. Furthermore, the officials confirmed no serious injuries to the pilot or the people in the area. Meanwhile, Bhavika was also shifted to Navjeevan Hospital for minor injuries.
The civil aviation minister on March 25, urged the Indian airlines to add more long-haul aircrafts and increase the flights abroad. During an air show in Hyderabad, Jyotiraditya Scindia stated that Domestic passenger numbers are expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels within one year. "It is not enough to connect all points in India, we need to connect the world to India," added the minister.
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China has refused to send aircraft supplies to Russia, following warnings from the US. On March 14, in a long meeting with Chinese Official Yang Jiechi, America said, there would be "significant consequences" for Russian supporters. Russia's air transport agency Rosaviatsiya said, they may take help from their partners India or Turkey. Aircraft suppliers like Boeing and Airbus have cut off their ties with Moscow, as per Global Defense Corp.… read-more
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An Indian Army aircraft crashed in Bihar's Gaya Training Academy, on January 28. Notably, the crash took place minutes after the take off, informed the Indian Air Force. "An aircraft of Indian Army's Officer's Training Academy in Gaya, Bihar, today crashed soon after taking off during training," said official. Notably, two pilots survived the crash. Earlier, an Indian Army Chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu, killing General Bipin Rawat.
The civil aviation transport industry of China is reported to resume rapid growth by adding 7,646 new civil passenger aircraft over the next 20 years. Further, the total number of aircraft in China is likely to reach 5,343 by 2025. Furthermore, as per reports, China will be requiring 640 cargo aircraft in the next 20 years, while the civil helicopters are likely to exceed 10,000 by 2040.