Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicAirbus

Topic: Airbus

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.

Pandemic-hit Singapore Airlines opens pop-up restaurant in Airbus A380

A tour of the aircraft, parked at Changi Airport, will be available before lunch and customers will be able to watch the inflight entertainment channels during their meal.

Things are terrible at Airbus, but at least it’s not Boeing

Boeing had $9 billion in negative shareholder equity at the end of March, and $39 billion of indebtedness.

IndiGo to add new Airbus jets to its fleet despite coronavirus uncertainty

IndiGo, the world’s biggest customer for Airbus SE’s best-selling A320neo jets, plans to return its entire fleet of 120 fuel-guzzling planes in the next 2 years.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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