AIRCRAFT

  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific April 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • List of agreements signed between India and France April 10, 2015

    India and France signed 17 agreement and made three announcements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the country on Friday. These included deals on Rafale fighter jets, Jaitapur nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart city and several others. Modi arrived in France on Thursday and met...
  • India, France talk business; ink 17 deals on defence, infrastructure, nuclear reactor among others April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence cooperation, fight against terrorism, infrastructure, nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart cities and tourism were the major topics of discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Friday. Calling France among India's most valued friends, Modi said the "two big democracies...
  • Air India to reward pilots who make onboard announcements in Hindi April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: State-run Air India plans to reward those pilots who make onboard announcements in Hindi, almost 10 months after the Central government came out with a circular on the use of official language in various public departments. Most of the pilots currently make onboard announcements in English. "They should do so...
  • Mishap involving two Gulf aircraft over Indian skies averted April 1, 2015

    The two aircraft (Emirates and Etihad Airways) flights came close to each other while flying in opposite directions. Mumbai ATC alerted one of the flight commanders in time. The incident occurred on the intervening night of March 29 and 30. Emirates flight was heading to Dubai from Seychelles while Etihad...
  • IAF's AN-32 planes stranded in Ukraine March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: The last lot of five AN-32 aircrafts, which were sent for upgrade to Ukraine, continues to remain stranded there due to the geo-political situation there, the Air Force said on Monday. IAF's statement came amid reports in the Russian media that the planes have gone missing during the upgrade....
  • Mumbai: Man held for jumping out from aircraft's emergency exit door March 29, 2015

    Mumbai: A man for has been arrested for opening the emergency exit door of a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight and jumping off at the aircraft's wing while it had landed at the parking bay of Mumbai airport, police said on Sunday. "We have arrested Akash Jain (27) on Saturday for endangering the life...
  • SpiceJet to add 7 planes; another Rs 500 crore infusion in April March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: As it embarks on a revival path, budget carrier SpiceJet plans to lease seven more Boeing 737 aircraft by May while another Rs 500 crore is expected to be infused by its new owner Ajay Singh in April. Singh has already pumped in Rs 500 crore into the carrier...
  • Body of missing Lieutenant recovered from fuselage of Navy aircraft that crashed off Goa coast March 27, 2015

    Panaji: The Body of missing Lieutenant Abhinay Nagori has been recovered from the fuselage of the ill fated Navy Dornier aircraft that crashed in sea on Tuesday. Second Naval officer, Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat's body was recovered on Thursday evening. INS Makar, a naval hydrographic vessel, had also detected a large metallic object...
  • Debris of crashed naval aircraft located, 2 officers still missing March 26, 2015

    Panaji: The debris of a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which crashed on Tuesday, was found but the two naval officers are still missing. INS Makar, a naval hydrographic vessel, has detected a large metallic object likely to be the fuselage of the ill fated Navy Dornier. The aircraft which was on a...
  • Navy's Dornier surveillance aircraft crashes in Goa; two missing March 25, 2015

    A Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed on Tuesday at around 11 pm on Tuesday and two officers on board have gone missing. ...
  • Navy surveillance aircraft crashes in Goa; two officers missing March 25, 2015

    Panaji: An Indian Navy surveillance aircraft crashed about 25 nautical miles south-west off Goa with two officers on-board missing. A Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed on Tuesday at around 11 pm and two officers on board have gone missing, navy sources said. A...
  • World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Varanasi March 18, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday took off from Ahmedabad for the holy city of Varanasi as a part of its round-the-world trip. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg flew the aircraft from Ahmedabad at 7.18 am local time. The flight was delayed by about two hours from its...
  • Pakistan successfully test-fires own drone aircraft to target militants March 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military test-fired a Pakistani-built unmanned aircraft equipped with a laser-guided missile on Friday, the army said in a statement. Pakistan has long complained about incursions of US drones into Pakistani airspace to target al Qaeda, Taliban and other jihadist militants along its lawless northwestern border with Afghanistan, and has...
  • Solar plane pilots urge India to adopt clean energy March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spoke to reporters in the western Indian city...
  • Solar-powered aircraft makes first stop at Ahmedabad, likely to stay for 3 days March 11, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The world's only solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2, which landed in Ahmedabad on Tuesday night is likely to stay in the city for two-three days before leaving for Varanasi. The aircraft is on an around-the-world journey and would fly without a drop of fuel as it is propelled solely by...
  • World's first solar-powered aircraft to land in Gujarat on Tuesday March 9, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Solar Impulse, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, will make a stop over in Ahmedabad on Tuesday as a part of its maiden global journey. "Solar Impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and land in Ahmedabad after making a first stop over...
  • Solar-powered plane to make its first round-the-world trip on March 9 March 9, 2015

    Dubai: Just after dawn on Monday, Swiss pioneers will embark on the first round-the-world trip ever attempted with a solar-powered plane. Solar Impulse founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg said in a statement Sunday that they hope to encourage the replacement of "old polluting technologies with clean and efficient...
  • Haryana: IAF's Jaguar aircraft crashes; pilot ejects safely March 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed close to Shahbad town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Thursday, with the pilot ejecting safely. "The fighter aircraft crashed in the fields. According to preliminary information, the pilot ejected from the plane before it fell in the fields. He...
  • Watch: China's Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 February 28, 2015

    China on Saturday tests its Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 which is being projected as rival to the US Air force F-2. ...
  • Defence Ministry to decide on replacing IAF's 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry is likely to soon take a decision on the joint bid of Tata and Airbus to replace Indian Air Force's ageing fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 military transport carriers. Defence Ministry sources said the next meetings of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) will deliberate...
  • India eyes US aircraft carrier technology as arms ties deepen February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: India wants to use state-of-the-art US technology to boost the range and potency of a planned aircraft carrier, defence sources said, a move that would tie their arms programmes closer together and counter China's military influence in the region. The proposal, referred to only obliquely in a joint statement...
  • Navy on heightened alert, patrolling stepped up in coastal areas, says Admiral Robin Dhowan January 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Indian Navy has been in a heightened state of alert for the last two months with its entire fleet, including warships, aircraft carriers, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle deployed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Robin Dhowan said. The Navy had already stepped up patrolling in coastal areas much before the recent...
  • Based on radar data, investigators say missing AirAsia plane may be at bottom of sea December 29, 2014

    Based on radar data from the plane's last contact, the Indonesian search operation head has claimed that the flight is most likely at the bottom of the sea. Ten ships, two helicopters and diver teams are searching for the plane. The flight lost contact with the Indonesian air traffic control...
  • Anti-Hijacking Bill introduced in Rajya Sabha amidst uproar December 17, 2014

    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...