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Defence, aerospace PSUs rapidly turning into super integrators

Large public sector undertakings in the aerospace and defence sector are transforming themselves into super integrators with the private sector providing critical inputs in the changed business environment, according to Dr G Sateesh Reddy, Director General of Missiles and Strategic Systems. Reddy, who serves as Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, mentioned how Bharat Dynamics […]

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Make In India: Take a look at HAL’s helicopters & light combat aircraft Tejas

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a company which over the past 70 years has manufactured over 4,000 aircrafts, 4,800 aircraft engines and it has serviced over 11,000 planes. CNBC-TV18 has been granted exclusive access to the production lines of HAL’s helicopters as well as light combat aircraft also known as Tejas.  Source: http://www.moneycontrol.com/

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ISRO to launch Chandrayaan 2 on GSLV MKII in March 2018

Chandrayaan 2 would be launched on a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark 2 (GSLV Mk 2) that will blast off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Weighing 3,250kg, Chandrayaan (moon vehicle) 2 would have an orbiter, lander and rover and is expected that Chandryan-2 may cost higher than its predecessor […]

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Aerospace park in Tamil Nadu set to take off

Tamil Nadu‘s quest for an aerospace park is finally set to turn into a reality, with the foundation stone for the first phase of the park to be laid by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami . The aerospace park will house a component park and a testing & design centre in the first two phases, with total investments of well over […]

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IAF show scorches Lucknow-Agra highway

The Indian Air Force put up a spectacular show on the Lucknow-Agra highway as 16 of its frontline aircraft conducted elaborate landing drills on a designated airstrip built on the expressway. The landing and touchdown exercises were held on the 3-km airstrip built on the expressway near Bangarmau in Unnao, between Lucknow and Kanpur. The IAF’s fighter […]

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T.N. looks to leverage talentpool in aerospace sector

Tamil Nadu has an edge over other States in the country as far as the aeronautical industry is concerned since it has the largest number of aeronautical engineers, Industries Secretary Mr  Atulya Misra said. Presenting a brief report about the Aerospace Park being set up at Vadagal near Oragadam, for which the Chief Minister Edappadi […]

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Raksha Mantri interacts with industry representatives for energising Make in India in defence sector

Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman interacted with CII representatives consisting of Indian companies and foreign OEMS at a round table on Energising ‘Make in India’ in defence sector. The present government has taken a series of significant policy initiatives, including promulgation of DPP 2016 which gives highest priority to indigenous design and manufacture of defence […]

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IATA forecasts tripling of air passengers in India by 2036

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the 4 billion air travelers expected to fly this year. The number of passengers in India is expected to grow to 478 million in 2036 from the current 141 million passegers per year. The prediction is based […]

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P&WC to Provide IndiGo with Fleet Management™ Program Maintenance

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced that it has signed a Fleet Management™ Program (FMP®) maintenance contract with IndiGo for PW127M engines that will power the airline’s new fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft serving regional routes in India. The contract, signed in August, will be in place for 10 years from the date of each engine’s […]

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50th AL 31FP Sukohi engine built by HAL from raw materials handed over to IAF

The 50th AL31FP engine, manufactured from raw materials by Sukhoi Engine Division of HAL (Koraput) has been handed over to IAF in Delhi yesterday as part of celebrations of 70th year of India Russia diplomatic relationship.“The AL31FP engine powers Su30 MKI and is manufactured from raw material stage. All the components, including heavy forgings are […]

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