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Air India’s Dreamliner to be in service from Sep 19


September 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it plans to deploy its newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner in service from Sep 19, with the first commercial flight ... Read more...

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Russia to showcase helicopter at Berlin air show


September 11th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Helicopters company will display its newest addition to the famed Mi-8/17 family of military transport helicopters at the ILA Berlin Air Show in Germany ... Read more...

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Air India’s first Dreamliner arrives after 4-year wait


September 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Amidst much fanfare, Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the national capital Saturday, ending a four-year wait.Air India is the fifth airline to ... Read more...

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First Dreamliner aircraft delivered to Air India in the US


September 6th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India Thursday took charge of the first of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Charleston in South Carolina in the US, ahead ... Read more...

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India will need 1,450 new aircraft in next 20 years: Boeing


September 4th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian carriers will require 1,450 new aircraft worth $175 billion to cope with the growth in passenger traffic over the next 20 years, global aircraft ... Read more...

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Goair flies new aircraft on Goa-Bangalore service


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based Wadia group's low-cost carrier Go Airlines India Ltd (GoAir) Tuesday launched its service to Goa (Panjim) from Bangalore with a brand new aircraft (A320) of ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force to get 180 new aircraft


August 11th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force will receive 180 brand new planes and helicopters by the end of the year, a military official said.Air Force Commander in ... Read more...

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Lufthansa introduces new jet service, hopes to increase India market share


August 8th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) To increase its market share in the India air passenger outbound travel segment, German airline major Lufthansa Tuesday launched its services on a new Boeing ... 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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Airbus says China poised to become large aircraft market


July 16th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) China is sure to become the single largest market for aircraft in the world, said John Leahy, chief operating officer-customers at Airbus, at the Farnborough International ... Read more...

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Russian airline orders 20 Airbus planes


July 13th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Farnborough (Britain), July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's fourth-largest airline UTair has signed an order contract for 20 Airbus A321 airliners.The deal was signed at the Farnborough Air Show in Britain ... Read more...

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Lufthansa to fly new B747-8 aircraft on India route


July 9th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Leading European carrier Lufthansa said Monday it will fly its new B747-8 aircraft on the Delhi-Frankfurt route, and would follow up by introducing it on ... Read more...

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SpiceJet to base newly acquired aircraft in Delhi


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet Wednesday said that the national capital will become the third base for its five newly-acquired Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft after Hyderabad and ... Read more...

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Russian army to get first indigenous UAV in 2014


June 29th, 2012 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first domestically-developed strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be put in service with the Russian Armed Forces by the end of 2014, a defence ... Read more...

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Medvedev orders to build new aircraft plant


June 10th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered for construction of an aircraft manufacturing plant for producing tactical transport aircraft in Kazan city, said Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Pilots want to meet minister for dialogue (Second Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The agitating pilots of Air India Thursday sought a meeting with Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh to end the 17-day-old strike that has crippled the ... Read more...

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Kenya Airways launches Nairobi-Delhi flight


May 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) To capture the growing traffic between India and Africa, Kenya Airways Wednesday launched a direct Nairobi-New Delhi flight with one-way fare of Rs.22,000-Rs.28,000."We have waited ... Read more...

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Russian plane carrying 44 people goes missing near Jakarta


May 9th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Russian-made Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft disappeared near a mountain south of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday while carrying out a demonstration flight, officials said. ... Read more...

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Air India to raise $1.1 bn for new aircraft, working capital


May 8th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Air India will raise $1.1 billion to fund its new aircraft acquisition programme and meet working capital requirements, the national carrier said Tuesday, on the day ... Read more...

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Medvedev replaces Russian Navy commander


May 7th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed the commander of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky.He has now appointed Vice-Admiral Viktor Chirkov for the position, ... Read more...

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‘Need careful implementation of Air India revival plan’


April 27th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A standing committee report which was presented to Parliament Friday cautioned the government about carefully implement the revival plan for national carrier Air India."The ... Read more...

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Medvedev sacks Russian Air Force commander


April 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked Air Force Commander Colonel-General Alexander Zelin and dismissed him from military service, the Kremlin said Friday.Zelin, 59, had been ... Read more...

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Russia to test first combat drone in 2014


April 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will test its first domestically-produced strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2014, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said Friday.In February, Army General Nikolay ... Read more...

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Russia wants strike drone


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Russia has issued a technical specification for development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said Monday quoting a source.Tranzas company will build the ... Read more...

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Russia to buy 92 Su-34 fighters


March 1st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has signed a deal to buy 92 Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers from the Sukhoi aircraft maker, the defence ministry said Thursday.The deal under which the ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets new fighter planes from US


February 7th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) With an eye to India, Pakistan Monday received the last of 18 F-16 fighter jets from the US.Dawn said the primary consideration for purchasing the ... Read more...

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Air Namibia orders two Airbus A319s in $161 million deal


February 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by BNO News
BLAGNAC, FRANCE (BNO NEWS) -- Air Namibia on Monday announced it has placed an order for two Airbus aircraft to replace the two Boeing 737-500s currently in its fleet. The deal is ... Read more...

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Russian firm to build dozens of transport aircraft by 2020


January 20th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Aviastar SP, one of Russia's largest aircraft-building enterprises, is to build 10 super-heavy Antonov An-124 and dozens of Ilyushin Il-476 cargo aircraft by 2020, Deputy ... Read more...

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US, Saudi Arabia sign warplanes deal worth $29 bn


December 30th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) The US has signed a major deal worth about $29 billion to provide F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Thursday."The United States ... Read more...

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Air India pays part of dues, gets accounts defreezed


December 8th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) National carrier Air India Thursday said several of its bank accounts were defreezed after the airline made a partial payment on the Rs.100 crore dues ... Read more...

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US airlines sue over Air India deal


November 18th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) In a bid to prevent Air India from receiving a $3.4 billion loan for the acquisition of 30 new aircraft, a trade body for leading US ... Read more...

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Middle East needs 1,920 aircraft worth $347 bn


November 15th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) Airlines in the Middle East will require 1,921 new passenger and freighter aircraft in the next 20 years -- valued at $347 billion, according to a ... Read more...

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Leasing company drops order for 6 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, opts for Airbus


November 15th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by BNO News
DUBAI (BNO NEWS) -- A Kuwait-based leasing company has dropped an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners and instead expanded its previous order for dozens of Airbus A320s, the companies confirmed. Oman ... Read more...

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Vietnamese man opens plane’s emergency exit on runway


November 7th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by BNO News
HO CHI MINH CITY (BNO NEWS) -- A Vietnamese Airlines passenger plane was delayed for more than two hours during the weekend when a passenger accidentally opened one of the emergency exits, ... Read more...

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GoM on Air India refers equity infusion to cabinet


October 28th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) A Group of Ministers (GoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to vet the turnaround plan ... Read more...

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