Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicAirbus

Topic: Airbus

Airbus emerges as front runner to win Jet Airways’ order worth $5.5 billion

Once India’s top private airline, Jet Airways is returning to the skies. The company is trying to acquire A320neo jets and A220 planes from Airbus SE, Boeing Co. and Embraer SA.

Air India likely to order 300 narrowbody jets in one of history’s largest aircraft deals

Under Tata's ownership, the carrier may order Airbus SE’s A320neo family jets or Boeing Co.’s 737 Max models, or a mix of both, said people familiar with the matter.

Tata-owned Air India may introduce Airbus A350 jets by early 2023

Air India is polling pilots on whether they want to be trained to fly Airbus SE A350 jets, indicating that it intends to operate the model as it looks to renew its widebody fleet.

Air India may buy as many as 30 large jets worth $10 billion, Airbus’ enginemaker says

Chris Davie, senior vice president in Asia Pacific for Rolls-Royce, said Tata Group-owned Air India is looking for 'big order', which will allow the airline to get international growth.

India signs mega deal for 56 Airbus C-295 aircraft — here’s what lies ahead

The aircraft have a 5-10 tonne capacity, are capable of operating from semi-prepared strips and has a rear ramp door for quick reaction and para dropping of troops and cargo.

India looks to lease mid-air refueller from French Air Force for training, more could follow

IAF's refueller fleet currently comprises six Russian IIyushin-78 tankers, first inducted in 2003, which are facing maintenance and serviceability issues.

Airbus in talks with Indian Navy to lease out Panther helicopters

The Navy has been desperate to replace its Chetak helicopters of 1960s vintage with NUH but the procurement process for 111 such choppers has been stuck.

Airbus emerges frontrunner as IAF looks at 10-year lease for mid-air refuellers

Airbus' A330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft has also been leased by the UK Royal Air Force since 2008 under a 27-year contract.

IAF looks to lease mid-air refuellers amid critical shortage, seeks offers from Airbus, Boeing 

India’s refueller fleet currently comprises six Russian IIyushin-78 tankers, first inducted in 2003, that are facing maintenance and serviceability issues.

Airbus bets small is beautiful as A220 chases post-Covid sales

The single-aisle plane, which seats as few as 100 passengers, can offer low operating costs and a flexible platform for long and short missions.

On Camera

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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