Aircrafts

  • Air India to lease 14 Airbus A-320s to strengthen domestic network 24-04-2014 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: Aiming to strengthen its domestic route network, Air India would lease 14 Airbus A-320s for up to six years in a phased manner from the current financial year. The national carrier on Thursday re-issued a tender for leasing these planes which should not be more than six years...
  • DGCA asks SpiceJet to immediately stop Re 1 ticket offer 02-04-2014 09:16 AM

    New Delhi: Terming SpiceJet's offer of rupee one fare across its domestic network as "predatory" and a "malpractice", aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday came down heavily on the no-frill carrier and asked it to stop such pricing immediately. Hours after SpiceJet offered fares as low as rupee one valid for...
  • India sends blackbox of crashed C-130J to US for decoding data 30-03-2014 02:17 PM

    The black box of the C-130J transport aircraft that crashed near Gwalior on Friday has suffered damage and the Air Force has sent it to the US to seek the assistance of its manufacturer Lockheed Martin in decoding the data, IAF officials said on Sunday. The connectors of the Flight...
  • UK: Aircraft crashes into a field, 2 persons dead 30-03-2014 07:12 AM

    London: Two persons, including the pilot, have been killed when a light aircraft crashed into a field in a rural area in the UK, officials said. Emergency services were alerted to a major incident that a plane had gone down in Essex, a home county north-east of London, last evening....
  • IAF C-130J crash: 2 Wing Commanders, 2 Squadron Leaders among dead 28-03-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: A newly-acquired transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior on Friday, killing all five IAF personnel on board. The casualties included Wing Commander Prashant Joshi, Wing Commander Rajiv Nair, Squadron Leader Kaushik Mishra, Squadron Leader Ashish Yadav and Warrant Officer KP Singh. The C-130J Super...
  • IAF's C-130J Hercules aircraft crashes near Gwalior, 5 killed 28-03-2014 02:17 PM

    In a major setback to the Air Force, a newly acquired US-made C-130J transport aircraft on Friday crashed near Gwalior after taking off from Agra air base, killing five crew members, including four officers. Two Wing Commanders, two Squadron Leaders and another crew member were killed in the Super Hercules...
  • Newly-acquired IAF aircraft C-130J Super Hercules crashes near Gwalior, 5 dead 28-03-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: A newly-acquired transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior on Friday, killing all five defence personnel on board. The C-130J Super Hercules, acquired by India in 2010 from the US, had taken off from the Agra airbase on a flying training missing on Friday morning...
  • Chandigarh: Haryana Governor's aircraft crashlands, no casualties 27-03-2014 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Haryana Governor, Jagannath Pahadia, had a narrow escape on Thursday when his aircraft allegedly crashlanded at the Chandigarh airport. The mishap happened on the runway as the aircraft carrying Pahadia was about to take off from the Chandigarh technical airport. Pahadia has been taken to a hospital...
  • Indian aircraft join search operations for missing plane 23-03-2014 03:20 PM

    India on Sunday deployed two long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to help trace the Malaysian plane that mysteriously went missing over two weeks ago, carrying 239 people on board. The two surveillance aircraft - P8-I Poseidon of the Indian Navy and C-130J Super Hercules of the Indian...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: China releases image of object in search area 23-03-2014 07:26 AM

    Kuala Lampur: Search planes headed back out to a desolate patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone. The object, which...
  • IAF, experts debunk theory of Malaysian plane being used for 9/11-type attack 16-03-2014 05:59 PM

    The theory that the missing Malaysian aircraft could have been hijacked for a 9/11-type attack on India was on Sunday debunked by the IAF and strategic experts who said it would not have escaped detection had it entered the Indian air space. Senior IAF officers said India has multi-layered and...
  • India scours uninhabited jungle islands for lost Malaysian jetliner 14-03-2014 08:35 PM

    Indian aircraft combed Andaman and Nicobar, made up of more than 500 mostly uninhabited islands, for signs of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner that evidence suggests was last headed towards the heavily forested archipelago. Popular with tourists and anthropologists alike, the islands form India's most isolated state. They are best...
  • Search for missing Malaysian plane may be expanded: US 14-03-2014 11:16 AM

    Seven days after the Malaysian jet disappeared with 239 people on board, confusion still prevails. The White House has said that the search operation may be opened in the Indian Ocean. ...
  • No plan to ground Dreamliners, but may seek compensation from Boeing: AI 12-03-2014 09:49 PM

    Air India has no plans to ground its newly-acquired Dreamliner aircraft despite technical glitches, but the airline may seek compensation from manufacturer Boeing for not keeping its word on fuel efficiency. Air India has set up a committee comprising its officials and those from the Civil Aviation Ministry and Boeing...
  • Missing Malaysian plane mystery deepens, no debris found 10-03-2014 12:53 PM

    The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a Malaysian plane with 239 people aboard deepened on Monday with multinational search teams still unable to find the debris from the missing aircraft after over two days. "Unfortunately, we have not found anything that appears to be objects from the aircraft, let alone...
  • Families of those on board missing Malaysian aircraft remain hopeful 10-03-2014 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly two days after a Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 went missing, there are no clear answers on the plane's whereabouts as yet. The families of the passengers on board the plan are hopeful that their loved ones will return. There were also five Indians on board the...
  • World's longest aircraft unveiled in Britain looks like a giant blimp (or cigars sewn together) 06-03-2014 11:37 AM

    The world's longest aircraft has been unveiled in Britain and it looks, politely put, like a giant blimp. But don't let its ungainly shape mislead you. The aircraft, displayed at Cardington in Bedfordshire in the only hangar big enough to accommodate it, was built 100 years ago and is due...
  • Damage reported in United Airlines' plane, grounded at Mumbai airport 21-02-2014 04:49 PM

    A Boeing 777 aircraft of American carrier United Airlines was grounded at Mumbai airport on Thursday night after engineers found that its right engine cover was badly damaged, official sources said on Friday. The aircraft, operating flight UA-48 from Newark to Mumbai, arrived around 2200 hours on Thursday and the...
  • India to provide helicopters to Afghanistan soon: Salman Khurshid 15-02-2014 07:36 PM

    India will provide helicopters to Afghanistan "very soon" and refurbish the war-torn country's transport aircraft, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Saturday. "We are giving them helicopters and we will be supplying them very soon," Khurshid told reporters who accompanied him on a day-long visit to the Afghan city...
  • DGCA to carry out surprise safety checks on foreign aircraft 10-02-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has set up technical teams to carry out sudden safety checks on the aircraft of foreign airlines and charter firms and penalize them if discrepancies are found, official sources said on Monday. Foreign aircraft flying to India could face extensive safety checks when they land...
  • Mumbai: US-bound AI flight suffers tyre burst; all passengers safe 03-02-2014 06:12 PM

    Mumbai: A US-bound Air India flight from Ahmedabad with 260 passengers onboard suffered a tyre burst after it landed at the international airport, airport sources said on Monday. The incident took place last night when the airline's engineering staff found that three tyres of Boeing 777 aircraft AI-191 were deflated...
  • Indian Coast Guard inventory to have 200 ships, 100 aircrafts by 2020 25-01-2014 02:35 PM

    Making steady additions to its inventory, the Indian Coast Guard will boast of an impressive fleet of 200 ships and 100 aircraft by 2020, an officer said at Kolkata on Saturday. "We have been and will continue inducting new ships, vessels and aircraft into our inventory," Coast Guard Regional Commander...
  • IAF Jaguar aircraft crashes near Bholasar, pilots escape unhurt 22-01-2014 11:17 PM

    A Jaguar aircraft of Indian Air Force on Wednesday night crashed near Bholasar village in Rajasthan's Bikaner district but the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely. Defence spokesperson SD Goswami said the pilots detected a technical problem while landing at Nal airport in Bikanerand ejected timely. A court of inquiry has...
  • Plane tyre bursts while landing, no injuries reported 06-01-2014 12:26 PM

    Flight operations were halted atSanganer airport in Jaipur after a plane suffered tyre burst in theprocess of landing, but no one was injured, airport sourcessaid on Monday. Guwahati-Delhi flight of Air India with 173 passengers onboard, which was diverted to Jaipur airport due to poorvisibility in Delhi, suffered a tyre...
  • India signs deal with US for six transport aircraft 28-12-2013 04:27 PM

    India has signed a Rs 4,000-crore deal with the US for procuring six more C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations aircraft for the Indian Air Force. The proposal was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on December 20. The two sides signed the...
  • US aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan as conflict worsens 22-12-2013 09:56 AM

    Three US aircraft came under fire from unidentified forces on Saturday while trying to evacuate Americans from a spiralling conflict in South Sudan. The US military said four of its members were wounded in the attacks. Nearly a week of fighting in South Sudan threatens to drag the world's newest...
  • How US spying cost Boeing multibillion-dollar jet contract 21-12-2013 07:25 PM

    Dilma Rousseff was thoroughly charmed. Brazil had been struggling for years to decide which company to choose for a $4 billion-plus fighter jet contract, one of the world's most sought-after defense deals and one that would help define the country's strategic alliances for decades to come. But Rousseff, the leftist...
  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas 20-12-2013 10:03 AM

    Bangalore: India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore on Friday. Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS Defence Jitendra Singh and Air Force chief NAK Browne attended the event. The launch comes after the ambitious project started nearly 20 years ago. The first batch of the...
  • IAF set to fly indigenous fighter Tejas after initial operational clearance 19-12-2013 01:37 PM

    World's lightest and India developed supersonic fighter Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is battle-ready for testing by its air force pilots three decades after it was conceived, designed and developed with cost overruns and inordinate delays. "The home-grown aircraft is ready for flight tests by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots...
  • MiG-21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years 11-12-2013 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG-21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service on Wednesday. The aircraft had played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. Retiring the FL model, which is the oldest, is the first step to the Air Force's plan...