TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

  • India sends blackbox of crashed C-130J to US for decoding data March 30, 2014

    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 Data...
  • 1968 IAF transport aircraft crash: Mortal remains of victim recovered August 31, 2013

    An Indian Army expedition retrieved mortal remains of a victim of an Indian Air Force transport aircraft that crashed 1968 in Himachal Pradesh, the Indian Army said on Saturday. A total of 98 army personnel and four crew members were killed when the Indian Air Force AN-12 aircraft crashed on the...
  • Funds no problem but don't waste money, Antony tells IAF April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is committed to the modernisation of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and funds are not a problem to ensure that it remains at the forefront of technology, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Tuesday while stressing the need to observe austerity measures. "Procurement and acquisitions span the...
  • China successfully tests biggest military transport aircraft January 27, 2013

    Beijing: China has successfully conducted a test flight of its biggestever indigenouslymade longrange strategic air transport plane, boosting its military prowess. The Yun20, or Transport20, is a huge, multifunction air freighter capable of carrying 66 tons of load and can perform various longdistance air transportation tasks targeting cargo and passengers,...
  • US to supply 6 more C130J planes to India July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The US has accepted India's request for supplying six more C130J special operations transport aircraft to the IAF and a communication in this regard was given to the Defence Ministry recently. India had sent a Letter of Request (LoR) to the US government in September last year for procuring...
  • India gets first of six C130J aircraft December 17, 2010

    Washington: The first of India's six C130J Super Hercules air lifters, considered the world's most advanced transport aircraft, purchased from the US in a $ 1 billion deal has been delivered to the Indian Air Force. The first plane was received at a ceremony at manufacturer Lockheed Martin's Marietta, Georgia, facility...
  • Wreckage of missing IAF plane found in Arunachal June 10, 2009

    Itanagar: The wreckage of an Indian Air Force aircraft, which disappeared with 13 defence personnel on Tuesday, was found at a village in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday. All aboard the AN32 transport aircraft feared to have died when the plane crashed over Rinchi Hill above Heyo village,...