AIRCRAFT

  • Anti-Hijacking Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday introduced Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill 2010 in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar by opposition parties. The MPs have been demanding a statement by the Prime Minister on conversion row and did not let the House function. The Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill, 2010 was introduced in Rajya...
  • Air India plane's tyre gets deflated after landing at Jodhpur November 30, 2014

    Jaipur: A tyre of a Delhi-bound Air India plane from Mumbai, with around 100 people onboard, was found deflated after it landed at Jodhpur, following which the flight was briefly stalled. The flight (AI-476) operating on Airbus 319 aircraft on Mumbai-Delhi via Jodhpur route landed safely at Jodhpur airport this afternoon,...
  • Watch: China unveils sophisticated J-31 stealth fighter aircraft November 13, 2014

    In a major move in the new global arms race China has unveiled its new stealth fighter jet J-31. US suspects foul play as it looks strikingly similar to an American model stealth jet. ...
  • Centre clears major defence deals to bolster armed forces October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union government has cleared major defence purchases to bolster the country's armed forces. The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared deals worth Rs 80,000 crore. Six submarines will be constructed indigenously under the 'Make In India' drive The project is expected to be worth Rs 50,000. In addition,...
  • Indian Air Force grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet, safety checks on October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review. "The fleet has been grounded and...
  • 'Explosive' on Air India VVIP aircraft was plastic wrapper October 4, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: A suspected explosive device onboard a stand-by Air India VVIP aircraft has turned out to be a plastic wrapper, an airline official said in New Delhi on Saturday. After a thorough screening of the aircraft, the object "was found to be a plastic wrapper", the official said. The Jeddah Airport...
  • Boeing delivers fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India September 12, 2014

    New York: Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India as part of a deal for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The P8I aircraft incorporates not only Indiaunique design features, but also Indianbuilt subsystems that are tailored to meet the country's maritime patrol requirements. It...
  • Boeing delivers fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India September 11, 2014

    Washington: Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle's Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P8Is,...
  • Flight MH17 wreckage still lying in Ukraine September 10, 2014

    Hrabove: A child's skipping rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred, lay amid wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was still strewn across fields of Eastern Ukraine more than seven weeks after the jet was shot down. Chunks of fuselage carrying the Malaysian carrier's logo were lined up alongside...
  • AirAsia offers free WiFi on its flights August 30, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's budget airline AirAsia has launched a two monthlong free user trial of its on board WiFi service designed to provide affordable, lowcost Internet connectivity to passengers. The trial will be available for free for up to 60 passengers on selected flights from now until October. The Airline has...
  • Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed August 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in...
  • Rats on a plane force Air India to ground aircraft August 6, 2014

    Air India has been forced to ground one of its planes after crew spotted rats scurrying around the cabin, The Times of India reported Wednesday. The plane was on its way from New Delhi to Calcutta when staff became aware of the infestation, the paper said. "Rats on board an aircraft...
  • IAF to extend technical life of Kiran trainer planes August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Due to "inordinate delay" in Intermediate Jet Trainer programme of the HAL, the IAF has initiated action to look for alternatives and extending the technical life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "In order to meet the emergent situation due to inordinate delay in...
  • Passenger jets at risk of hacker attacks, warns security researcher August 4, 2014

    Boston: Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a consultant with cyber security firm IOActive, is scheduled...
  • IAF Jaguar crashes in Kutch, pilot ejects safely August 1, 2014

    Kutch: A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Bibber village in Gujarat's Kutch on Friday, said police. The pilot ejected safely before the crash. According to reports, the pilot ejected at Loria village, 22 km from Bhuj and the plane crashed at Bibber village which is 31...
  • China accuses US over military reconnaissance August 1, 2014

    Beijing: China on Thursday accused the US of regular reconnaissance by naval ships and aircraft in Chinese waters and airspace. "Vessels and aircraft of the US military have for a long time carried out frequent reconnaissance in waters and airspace under Chinese jurisdiction, which seriously affects China's national security and could...
  • Last surviving crew in US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima dies July 30, 2014

    New York: Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving crew member of the US B29 bomber that dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima during World War II, has died at the age of 93. Van Kirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B29 Superfortress aircraft...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as AG rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post July 25, 2014

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The AG has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • Israel says shoots down Gaza drone as calls for truce mount July 14, 2014

    Gaza: Israel said it shot down a drone from Gaza a week into its offensive on Monday, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted. Hamas, the Islamist group which runs Gaza, said its armed wing had sent several drones to...
  • Indian Navy Light Combat Aircraft to soon begin test flights July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The naval variant of India's indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) is due to soon begin ramp trials. Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), told India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in) that the LCANavy had already done more than 25 test...
  • Government may allow private charters to convert to scheduled airlines June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: To promote air travel in hitherto unconnected destinations, government is considering allowing nonscheduled air operators (NSOPs) and aircharter firms to convert to scheduled operators to fly on routes not touched by existing airlines. A major relief being considered is that the NSOPs, which are granted scheduled operators' permit, would...
  • Error in piloting led to C130J Hercules crash: IAF sources June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Error in piloting is understood to have been found as the reason behind the crash of Air Force's C130J Super Hercules aircraft in March in which five service personnel, including four officers, were killed near Gwalior. The Court of Inquiry is almost complete and error in piloting is believed...
  • More US troops to Iraq, special forces considered June 17, 2014

    Washington: The US is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of special forces soldiers as Baghdad struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, even as the White House insists anew that America will not be dragged into another war. President Barack Obama...
  • US considers air strikes on Iraq, holds talks with Iran June 17, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama considered options for military action to support Iraq's besieged government on Monday, and US and Iranian officials held talks to stabilize the region, which has been roiled by the advance of Sunni rebels toward Baghdad. Obama, who was being presented with recommendations from his top national security...
  • Ships move into Gulf as US lays out goals for Iraq June 15, 2014

    Washington: A US aircraft carrier was ordered to move into the Persian Gulf on Saturday as the United State laid out specific ways for Iraq to show it is forging the national unity necessary to gain assistance in its fight against Islamic insurgents. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George...
  • Iran refused to fuel Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's aircraft over PIA dues June 4, 2014

    Lahore: Iranian authorities refused to fuel the aircraft of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his visit to Tehran last month to make the staterun PIA clear its dues amounting to just over $5000. "The Iranian airport authorities had refused to fuel the Pakistan PM's aircraft at the Tehran airport on...
  • First commercial super jumbo A380 flight to land in Delhi today May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to start commercial operations of the world's largest passenger aircraft Airbus 380 in India on Friday. The airline will fly the A380 daily from Mumbai and Delhi. It is scheduled to land in Delhi after 8 pm on Friday evening. The...
  • Emirates to launch A380 MumbaiDubai flight from July 21 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Gulf carrier Emirates on Wednesday announced the launch of its A380 operations between Mumbai and Dubai from July 21 adding a capacity of 2,127 seats per week in each direction. It will be the second global carrier after Singapore Airlines (SIA) which was set to start its superjumbo flights...
  • Shapechanging wings for airplanes may soon be a reality May 26, 2014

    Berlin: Researchers are developing nextgeneration wing flaps for airplanes that can change shape like a bird's wing for greater efficiency. The Europe's Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures (SARISTU) programme aims to reduce kerosene consumption by six per cent, and integrating flexible landing devices into aircraft wings is one step towards that...
  • SC to hear plea for relocating INS Vikrant May 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea by the Centre for the relocation of the country's now decommissioned first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant to Darukhana ship breaking yard on grounds of its dilapidated condition. The apex court bench of Justice BS Chauhan and Justice AK Sikri agreed to hear...