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Nivedita Bhasin becomes first woman B-787 Dreamliner pilot


September 20th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior Air India pilot Capt Nivedita Bhasin has become the first woman to command the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed in New Delhi Wednesday, an ... Read more...

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Russia to launch new ballistic missile submarine


August 17th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's newest ballistic missile submarine, Project 955 Borey class boat Yury Dolgoruky, will be handed over to the fleet in September."The formal signing of the ... Read more...

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Situation vacant for chauffeur worth the Royals


August 15th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A chauffeur's jobs may not get any grander than this, with the British monarchy in search of one to drive Queen Elizabeth II and other royals.Displayed ... Read more...

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Poland to replace Sukhois with unmanned aircraft


August 15th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland is planning to replace its obsolete Soviet-built Sukhoi Su-22 bomber aircraft with an unmanned strike aircraft (UCAV) system, a minister said.Deputy Defence Minister Waldemar ... Read more...

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Indonesia says ‘no, thanks’ to Russia’s Sukhoi jets


August 9th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Indonesia will buy no more Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, opting instead for US F-16s, an Indonesian official said Thursday.The Indonesian Air Force has ... Read more...

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Chinese airlines to buy 40 Boeing planes


August 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) China's Xiamen Airlines has signed an agreement with American aviation giant Boeing to buy 40 737 aircraft worth over $3 billion.Xiamen Airlines is a subsidiary of ... Read more...

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Delhi gets 70 more ambulances


August 6th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday added a fleet of 70 new smaller ambulances that will be able to ferry patients from congested areas.With the introduction of ... Read more...

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GRSE launches two patrol vessels for Coast Guard


August 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Public sector defence shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd Monday launched two additional water-jet propelled Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs), meant for the Indian Coast ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft to Air India


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Friday approved a Ministry of Civil Aviation proposal allowing Air India to take delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft ... Read more...

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Russia could deploy unmanned bomber after 2040


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia could deploy a sixth-generation" pilotless strategic bomber aircraft after 2040, Lt. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev, chief of the Long-Range Aviation Command, said Thursday."That ... Read more...

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India inducts third indigenous stealth frigate


July 21st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Adding teeth to its surface combatants fleet, India Saturday commissioned the third of its indigenously designed and built warship, INS Sahyadri, which will enhance the country's ... Read more...

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China to build 80 small airports


July 21st, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) China will build at least 80 small airports by 2015 in the country, the aviation authority has said.According to a recent State Council guideline, the country ... Read more...

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Himachal to give free net books to 4,000 school toppers


July 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) After Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh also Wednesday announced it would give free net books to 4,000 topper students of Class X passing out ... Read more...

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Private firms to provide 400 water tankers in Delhi


July 10th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to rope in private players for supplying 400 new stainless steel tankers to provide water to residents."We have invited three ... Read more...

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Russian warships head to Syria


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 10 (IANS/AKI) A fleet of Russian warships Tuesday began sailing towards Syrian ports, Iran's Arabic TV network al-Alam reported.Russia has opposed international moves towards a political transition in ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways wins Airbus award


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded the "Top Operational Excellence Award" by Airbus for its fleet of ... Read more...

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Air India pilots officially call off strike


July 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The 59-day strike by Air India pilots ended Wednesday, a day after the aviators assured the Delhi High Court that they would call off their ... Read more...

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Bodies of Andhra accident victims given to relatives


June 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Bodies of the 30 victims of a horrific bus accident in Maharashtra were Sunday transported to their home districts in Andhra Pradesh.Heart-rending scenes were witnessed at ... Read more...

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India may see Finnair’s first long-haul flight on bio-fuels


June 14th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 14 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair will launch its first long-haul flight powered by bio-fuels to Asia, where India is a strategic market, to show its commitment towards environment ... Read more...

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Himachal bus strike hits commuters hard (Second Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Employees of the state-run Himachal Road Transport Corp (HRTC), which has fleet of over 1,900 buses, Tuesday went on a day's strike, hitting commuters hard.They were ... Read more...

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State-run buses off Himachal roads, commuters hit hard


June 5th, 2012 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Employees of the state-run Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC), which has a fleet over 1,900 buses, Tuesday went on a day-long strike, hitting the commuters hard.Protesting ... Read more...

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Cabs service for women launched in Gurgaon


June 1st, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 1 (IANS) A taxi service exclusively for women and families was launched in this Delhi suburb Friday. The drivers will be women trained in martial arts.The Apra group ... Read more...

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Mumbai to get more air-conditioned buses


June 1st, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The Maharashtra government plans to introduce air-conditioned in city to serve major commercial hubs, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said Friday.Chavan said the service would cater to ... Read more...

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Air India proposes VRS to cut down staff


May 27th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Financially stressed Air India has proposed a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its executive cadre employees to bring down manpower costs.The Air India Board will ... Read more...

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India signs $640-mn deal for 75 Pilatus trainers


May 24th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India Thursday signed a $640 million (Rs.2,900 crore) deal with Swiss firm Pilatus to buy 75 basic trainers for the Indian Air Force (IAF), an ... Read more...

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Coast Guard inducts Dornier aircraft


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) In a bid to enhance its capability in West Bengal and Odisha, the Coast Guard Wednesday inducted a new Dornier aircraft with state-of-art sensors and equipment ... Read more...

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Air India feasibility study for new international schedule (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Air India Tuesday said it is planning a feasibility study to determine the international destinations the airline will fly to as it faces a shortage ... Read more...

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Air India crisis continues for 15th day, losses Rs.250 crore


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The crisis in Air India raged on for the 15th day Tuesday and the national carrier's losses mounted to Rs.250 crore as the impasse between ... Read more...

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AI to prune operations if pilots’ strike continues (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) The government is considering to further curtail Air India's international operations, if a group of pilots continue their strike, which has already lasted for 11 ... Read more...

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Air India grounds bulk of Boeing 777 fleet


May 11th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) National carrier Air India Friday grounded the bulk of its Boeing 777 fleet as the pilots' agitation continued for the fourth day, an official said."We ... Read more...

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India clears $600-mn deal for air force trainers


May 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday gave the Indian Air Force to buy 75 basic trainer planes from a Swiss firm under a long due deal worth $640 ... Read more...

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New simulators for training air force pilots


May 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is acquiring simulators to help its rookie pilots learn the art of flying, parliament was informed Wednesday.The IAF has already ... Read more...

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UP to get 1,000 new buses


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will add 1,000 new buses to its fleet, an official said Thursday.The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by Transport Minister Raja ... Read more...

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Pakistan inducts fast attack naval vessel


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Navy Monday inducted its first fast attack missile boat - PNS Azmat - in a bid to boost its advanced warfare capability and prowess.Speaking ... Read more...

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US warships to visit Vietnam


April 18th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) A fleet of US warships will dock at Tien Sa port in Vietnam April 23 for a five-day collaborative programme between the navies of the two ... Read more...

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