Sunday March 2, 2014
The Nusli Wadia-promoted private carrier, which currently has 18 aircraft, will automatically become eligible for overseas operations in July when it is expected to induct the 20th aircraft.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday February 21, 2014
A Boeing 777 aircraft of American carrier United Airlines was grounded at Mumbai airport last night after engineers found that its right engine cover was badly damaged, official sources said today.
Thursday February 13, 2014
Embraer SA, the world's largest maker of regional aircraft, clinched its first major Indian deal for 50 jets valued at $2.94 billion, or nearly Rs 18,000 crore, from start-up Indian domestic carrier Air Costa.
Monday January 20, 2014
Air India Ltd is seeking a bridge loan of up to $230 million for taking delivery of two Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from an ongoing order, according to a tender document on the carrier's website.
World | Reuters | Sunday January 19, 2014
China is building its second aircraft carrier, which is expected to take six years, and the country aims to have at least four such ships, Chinese and Hong Kong media reports said on Sunday.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Sunday January 5, 2014
India's biggest ship, aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya, which was acquired from Russia in November, has finally arrived in the Indian Navy's Area of Operation in the Arabian Sea after a long voyage.
World | Reuters | Thursday January 2, 2014
China's first aircraft carrier has successfully finished a series of tests during a training mission in the disputed South China Sea and has returned to port, state media reported.
Thursday December 26, 2013
The proposal for the sale of these wide-body planes, part of the national carrier's turnaround plan, was cleared at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, official sources said.
Sunday December 22, 2013
National carrier Air India plans to raise up to $840 million (Rs 5208 crore w.r.t. $1 = Rs 62) by way of sale of its seven Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner planes, which it will then lease back, to pay off the bridge loans taken against these aircraft, accord...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday December 3, 2013
Once the proud and feared queen of the high seas, retired aircraft carrier Vikrant is set to be re-auctioned by the defence ministry after attempts to maintain it as a museum have failed, a top navy official said on Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 27, 2013
The Philippines on Wednesday criticised China's dispatch of its first aircraft carrier to the South China Sea, saying it "raises tension" in waters where the two Asian neighbours are locked in a territorial dispute.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 26, 2013
After being inducted into the Indian Navy, the much awaited $ 2.3 billion aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya today started sailing towards its home base in Karwar.
World | Reuters | Tuesday November 26, 2013
China sent its sole aircraft carrier on a training mission into the South China Sea on Tuesday amid maritime disputes with some neighbours and tension over its plan to set up an airspace defence zone in waters disputed with Japan.
Sunday November 24, 2013
No-frills carrier IndiGo, which has a uniform fleet of Airbus A-320s, has not yet firmed up plans to buy small planes which would help widen its domestic and regional operations.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Nadim Asrar (with agency inputs) | Saturday November 16, 2013
After almost a decade of negotiations and reconstruction, the super aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya formally joined the Indian Navy today at a ceremony attended by Defence Minister AK Antony and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin at t...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Saturday November 16, 2013
After almost a decade of negotiations and reconstruction, the super aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will formally join the Indian Navy today. By early next year, it will be out patrolling the Indian Ocean.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday November 15, 2013
Defence Minister AK Antony will arrive in Severodvinsk in north Russia tonight for the commissioning of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya tomorrow at Sevmash Shipyard, Russia's nuclear submarine building centre.
World | Reuters | Thursday November 14, 2013
A US aircraft carrier "strike group" started unloading food and water to the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines on Thursday, as President Benigno Aquino faced mounting pressure to speed up the distribution of supplies.
Cheat Sheet | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Thursday November 14, 2013
On Saturday, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will formally join the Indian Navy and set sail for India from Russia. By early next year, it will be out patrolling the Indian Ocean.
World | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday November 13, 2013
For Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot, taking off from an aircraft carrier, flying hundreds of miles and bombing Japan was the easy part of the daring 1942 American air raid on Tokyo.