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Where was Black Box of Boeing 737 MAX 8 sent for further probe?

The Black Box of the crashed Ethiopian Airline aircraft has been sent to France for further investigation. The global airline industry is awaiting the results of the probe to find the real cause of the plane crash. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 had crashed soon after the taking off from the Addis Ababa airport last week ..

US not to down Boeing 737 MAX 8

United States of America has ruled out all speculations grounding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aeroplanes thus walking out of the line of countries which have taken the measure after a second consecutive air-crash involving the same model within 5 months when the Indonesian air crash had claimed lives of all onboard. Boeing had asked ..

Abhinandan Varthaman recipient of first-ever Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be honoured with the first-ever ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar’, which is instituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Digambar Jain Mahasamiti. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2.51 lakh, a memento and a citation and will be presented to Varthaman on 17th April 2019, coinciding with Mahavir ..

12th edition of Aero India show 2019

The 12th edition of the country’s biennial air show and aviation exhibition – Aero India 2019 – has been launched by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru on 20th Feb. The chiefs of the three Armed Forces — Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Admiral Sunil Lanba and General ..

12th edition of Aero India 2019

The 12th edition of the India’s premier air show – Aero India 2019 will be held at Air Force Station at Yelahanka in Bengaluru from February 20 to 24. The Ministry of Defence has lined up programmes for Start-Ups Day, Women’s Day, Daily Students’ Day, Drone Olympics and photography contests as sideshows to make it ..

Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Saab sign a pact to explore air traffic management

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swedish aerospace and defence company (Saab) to explore Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions for airports operating under the UDAN regional connectivity scheme. In the sector of ATM solutions, Saab has a portfolio ranging from Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) ..

Russia tests a new hypersonic nuclear weapon delivery system ‘Avangard’

Russia has successfully tested a new hypersonic nuclear weapon delivery system , named “Avangard”, from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. It successfully hit a practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) away. The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of ..

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) retained highest aviation safety ranking for India in 2018

As per global auditors – International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Indian aviation sector has maintained the highest safety audit rating in 2018. Provisionally, India has been given 74% marks by ICAO and has maintained Category 1 (highest category) under International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) by FAA in 2018. FAA ..