• India poised for major breakthrough in space

    INDIA’S Department of Space (DOS), during the year (2010-11), continued to pursue research and development activities of critical technologies in the area of launch vehicles and satellites towards achieving total self-reliance in all branches of space science and technology. The major highlights of the year were the successful launch of CARTOSAT-2B onboard PSLV-C15 on July 12, 2010, static test of the liquid core stage (L-110) of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk III) for the full flight duration of 200 seconds at Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) test facilities at Mahendragiri on September 8, 2010 and the launch of Highly Adaptable Satellite (HYLAS) developed by ISRO/Antrix under a commercial agreement with EADS/Astrium for M/s Avanti Communications Ltd.

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  • Turbulence in the air

    INDIAN Civil Aviation Ministry’s Vision-2020 documents are to be believed, the growth of aviation sector has potential to absorb up to US$ 120 billion of investment. The fleet size of commercial airlines sector is expected be approximately 1000 aircraft, whereas domestic passenger numbers could reach 150-180 million by 2020.

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  • India, US sign landmark agreement in aviation

    INDIA has invited US aviation business house to take advantage of the huge potential that India throws up in the sector and to invest in the burgeoning aviation sector up to US$ 130 billion over the next decade and half.
    Maintaining that India’s air passenger traffic would rise to 260 million by 2020, the Civil Aviation Secretary Dr.

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  • Gulf Air completes 40 years of India operations

    BAHRAIN’S national carrier Gulf Air in December marked its successful 40 years of service to India, reinforcing its longstanding relationship with the country. On the occasion, the airline also unveiled a series of commercial initiatives tailored to the Indian market.

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  • Evolution of the ultimate GDS

    In an ever changing, highly dynamic environment, the travel industry is forever demanding an innovative approach for a holistic travel experience. To bring this to effect and in respect of existing GDS technology, an additional access to a world of content and functionality through a single API connection, is innovation.

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  • Fly Sims Training Center launched in India

    The airline flight simulator training centre to train future pilots in India

    Sim-Industries B. V.

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  • Paris Air Show concluded on a positive note

    THE 49th International Paris Air Show concluded on a positive note by giving signs of recovery of aviation industry. The mother of all aviation shows had record number of exhibitors and visitors.

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  • Pawan hans helicopters ltd: theater of absurd

    Pawan hans helicopters ltd: theater of absurd

    By Wg Cdr AN Hanfee,Vir Chakra (retd)


    THE only Government owned helicopter aviation company is in the news for all wrong reasons. A Chief Minister was killed in Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd.

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  • AJW engine services’ unit in Wales

    A J WALTER Aviation's new aircraft engine services division will be based in Wales. The world leading component support specialist has chosen Merthyr Tydfil to locate its experienced team, secure in the knowledge that the engineering infrastructure and educational focus from local aerospace colleges will underpin the Company's ambitious growth programme.

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  • HAL–GE ink deal for Hawk spares

    GE Aviation and India's premium public sector Aerospace Company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have signed 30-year contract that covers license to carry out repairs and overhaul of various avionics, instruments and hydraulic products for the Hawk Mk132 aircraft, an Advanced Jet Trainer operated by the Indian Air Force.


    This license will provide in-house repair and overhaul capabilities to HAL for GE Aviation products and reduce turn-around-time for the repairs.

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