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An IndiGo aircraft | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

2 Pawan Hans, 3 IndiGo pilots suspended in a day as DGCA cracks down on air safety breach

According to the DGCA, 40 pilots were suspended for accidents between January & August this year, as compared to 12 last year.
The SpiceJet plane that overshot the runway while landing at Mumbai airport amid heavy rain | File Photo | | PTI

Big questions on safety, pilot training after 5 Indian planes veer off runway in 3 days

The aircraft involved are SpiceJet and Air India Express. Half the incidents occurred in wet weather, for which airlines have to ensure their pilots undergo specific training.
Representational image | Photo: Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg

Flying cars: automating the skies means playing with our lives

Accidents in the air tend to have much more severe consequences than those on tarmac.

The next plane you fly could be built by 3D printers

‘Additive manufacturing’ of 3D printers is a natural fit for aerospace industry as printed parts are lighter & lighter planes are more fuel-efficient.
An electric two-seater plane stands in Oslo airport | Odin Jaeger/Bloomberg

First commercial flights on electric engines may arrive in 2021

The goal for electric commercial flights is an emissions-free, quieter aircraft that is certified by both US and Canadian aviation authorities.
File image of Airbus 380 | Commons

World’s largest commercial aircraft Airbus’ A380 is a commercial flop

Airbus chief executive Tom Enders recently announced the end of the A380.
Suresh Prabhu

Exploring the possibility of manufacturing planes & drones in India, says Suresh Prabhu

Addressing the Lok Sabha, he added that the government had set up two 'task forces' for the purpose.
A French entrepreneur to design aircraft with wings that come off to hasten turnover at airports and make boarding easier and closer to passengers’ homes

Flying trains could be coming your way

Akka Technologies’s ‘Link & Fly’ will allow passengers to board a train-like tube which later transforms into an aircraft.
Vistara to soon start its first international flight by the next half of the year | Commons

19 new aircraft from Boeing and Airbus to add more wings to Vistara

Vistara, the Singapore Airlines-Tata venture, that operates in one of the world’s most expensive aviation markets is all set to begin its international flights operation.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II, built by Lockheed Martin | Commons/U.S. Navy photo

Single-engine fighter cancellation a setback for India, but IAF should leapfrog to Rafale

It doesn’t matter now who would’ve won the single engine fighter contract. What matters is the difficult road ahead, and that’s why the F-35 makes sense.

On Camera

Empty Sheikh Zayed Road during lockdown in Dubai | Bloomberg

What ails Arab economies is older than Covid-19

Dependence on oil and natural-gas exports and an over-reliance on Europe and US as trade partners have made it difficult for the region's integration into the world economy.
A freshtohome advertisement

Bengaluru-based startup FreshToHome raises $121 million from investors, including US govt

FreshToHome is one of the largest players in the $94 billion Indian fish and meat market, processing some 1.5 million orders a month and about $85 million in annual sales.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.