Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has given in-principal approval to develop 18 greenfield airports. The ministry also gave site clearance approval to set up seven greenfield airports across the country.Of these, Mopa Airport in Goa, Navi Mumbai and Shirdi Airport in Maharashtra, Kushinagar Airport and Jewar Airport in Uttar Pradesh, Kannur Airport in Kerala, Dholera […]

State government in Bihar has recently inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajpathi Raju, to develop a network of all six regional airports across the state. When completed, airports in Bihta, Gaya, Purnia, Raxaul, Darbhanga, and Muzaffarpur, will also be able to offer flight services to other places outside the […]

Adani Group has proposed to set up an airport at its Dhamra Port in Odisha. The project will help in speeding up air connectivity in the state. The Jharsuguda airport is expected to start commercial operations by April 2018. The company is also planning to have an operational airport at Jeypore. The airport at Jharsuguda […]

Hybrid electric aircraft startup founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur has received investments from aerospace giants — Boeing and JetBlue owing to its goal to develop alternative propulsion aircraft. Zunum Aero, founded by Ashish Kumar three years ago in Kirkland, Washington is working to develop a an electric hybrid aircraft with potential for performance and efficiency […]

HAL, a defence public sector undertaking, plans a capex of Rs. 1,300 crore with emphasise on capacity building, modernisation and setting up solar power plants. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed for the financial year 2017-18 with the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The annual MoU was signed between Ashok Kumar Gupta, […]

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kalyani Strategic Systems (KSSL), a subsidiary of Bharat Forge. Both the companies have agreed to expand its joint venture for development, manufacturing and marketing of precise ammunition systems.MoU signed is for setting up a maintenance centre for selected advanced air defence systems in […]

Mahindra Aerostructures has bagged its first direct work package from European aviation major Airbus. The company has secured a long term contract to manufacture and supply a set of components made of hard metals. Mahindra Aerostructures will execute the work together with its sub-tier French firm, Segnere SAS.

The Indian Navy’s Boeing P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft — reputedly the world’s most fearsome submarine hunters — have proved themselves in joint patrols with the US Navy in the Indian Ocean, tracking Chinese submarines. Last July, a pleased Indian Navy signed a billion-dollar contract with Boeing for four more P-8Is to augment the eight […]

Oman Air is open to investing in airlines in India, but needs higher bilateral air traffic rights and improved airport infrastructure to be encouraged to take the step, its CEO said Friday. “We do not exclude financial partnership with an Indian carrier,” Paul Gregorowitsch told a press conference today. The government last week increased the […]

The Central government plans to develop 25 regional airports in order to improve air connectivity. The government is planning to develop 15 airstrips owned by the state governments and 10 that are with the Airports Authority of India (AAI). AAI will be able to fund itself from the money coming from Delhi and Mumbai airports. […]

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