Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: Boeing

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.

India set to allow Boeing 737 Max to resume flights within days

An official said that Boeing continues to work to safely return the Max to service, adding that over 170 out of 195 global regulators have opened their airspace for the model.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s low-cost Akasa airline could launch operations with Boeing 737 Max fleet

A deal with Jhunjhunwala’s new airline, which is looking at operating a fleet of 70 aircraft in 4 years, will give Boeing a foothold in a market currently dominated by Airbus SE.

Boeing postpones Starliner flight to ISS twice in 24 hours after another glitch

Boeing postponed its launch of the Starliner just 2.5 hours short of launch. The unscrewed capsule was to demonstrate docking with the ISS.

Boeing to test ‘Curtain of Air’ to fight Covid: What it is & how it can protect fliers

Air curtains are already in use in malls, restaurants and airports. They serve as a barrier against suspended pollutants, dust particles and pathogen-laden droplets of moisture.

India’s air traffic recovering rapidly, will double by 2030 from pre-Covid days, Boeing says

Boeing says that while Covid remains a near-term challenge, domestic demand will bounce back to 2019 levels through 2021, while international traffic will recover by 2023.

Boeing to pay up $6.6 mn to US regulators for failing to comply with safety accord

The company agreed to pay $5.4 million to settle earlier cases brought against the company and another $1.21 million for two more recent cases.

India is a market like no other, Boeing says as it outlines 20-year plan

Boeing currently has 62 aircraft in operation with the Indian military — Apache, Chinook, P8I, C17 — and is eyeing fighter contracts from IAF and Navy.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.