Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Topic: Boeing

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

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.

Indian Navy deal ‘top priority’, F/A-18 Super Hornets ‘clear pick for ops anywhere’, says Boeing

Torbjorn Sjogren, vice-president of international government and defence at Boeing, says the F/A-18 Super Hornet is the right aircraft for the Indian Navy.

French Dassault vs US Boeing — Mega fighter deal for IAF & Indian Navy could be split

Instead of acquiring 114 fighters in one go as planned earlier, govt looking at going in for an initial order of 54 aircraft for IAF. Navy looking at buying 26.

India to convert passenger aircraft into fuel tankers, to bridge critical mid-air refuelling gap

India currently uses six Russian IIyushin-78 tankers, first inducted in 2003, but they are facing maintenance and serviceability issues.

China’s worst air tragedy in a decade fuels conspiracy theories, claims of US involvement

The MU5735 crash that killed 132 Chinese is a tragedy, but there is no end to conspiracy theories in a world rife with disinformation. Weibo is replete with them.

Boeing, Airbus in talks for multi-jet order from Air India

Tata Sons, which bought the airline from the Indian government last month, has begun talks with the planemakers for jets including Airbus A350-900s and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Mega deal in mind, Rafale M takes off from Navy’s Goa test range, Boeing F/A 18 next

The marine version of the French fighter jet performed a ski-jump —a crucial take-off capability — to demonstrate its ability to operate from Indian aircraft carriers.

Jet Airways in talks with Boeing, Airbus for 100 aircraft in revival bid

The winning bidders for Jet Airways plan to start flights in the first three months of next year. The potential revival will be the first for any airline under India’s bankruptcy laws.

Tamil Nadu firm bags Boeing contract to manufacture, supply aviation components

Aerospace Engineers won a long-time contract with the global aerospace giant and deliveries of the parts would begin early next year.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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