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NASA's 'low-boom' supersonic X-plane will take off soon

18 Dec 2019

NASA's 'low-boom' supersonic X-plane will take off soon

Despite having the technology for supersonic travel for decades, we don't have a single plane that could fly passengers at speeds exceeding that of sound (343 m/sec).

Two Air India flights suffer damages amid turbulence; crew injured

22 Sep 2019

Two Air India flights suffer damages amid turbulence; crew injured

An Air India plane from Delhi to Vijayawada encountered severe turbulence which resulted in a commode in one of the lavatories being ripped out. Cabin crew were also reportedly injured in the incident, which occurred on September 17.

Indian aviation watchdog grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8s after #EthiopianAirlinesCrash

13 Mar 2019

Indian aviation watchdog grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8s after #EthiopianAirlinesCrash

The Indian aviation watchdog, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has decided to immediately ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes in the country. This comes days after the Ethiopian Airlines crash in which 157, including four Indians, were killed.

India v/s Pakistan: A comparison of military strength and weapons

26 Feb 2019

India v/s Pakistan: A comparison of military strength and weapons

In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, ties between India and Pakistan have sharply deteriorated.

5 expensive things popular talk show host Oprah owns

09 Feb 2019

5 expensive things popular talk show host Oprah owns

Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's most recognizable icons. She is famous for being a talk show host, media executive, actress, television producer and is also known for her philanthropy.

Aspiring fighter-pilots, good news! Indian Air Force to launch mobile-game

28 Jan 2019

Aspiring fighter-pilots, good news! Indian Air Force to launch mobile-game

For those who dare to fly, and always dreamed of being a fighter pilot, the Indian Air Force has a surprise for you.

HAL gets approval to produce weaponized version of LCA Tejas

04 Jan 2019

HAL gets approval to produce weaponized version of LCA Tejas

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been given the nod to manufacture a weaponized version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas for the Indian Air Force.

Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US

19 Dec 2018

Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday rejected the US claim that Russia has developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty.

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

11 Dec 2018

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

In a terrifying incident, thick smoke spread inside the cabin of a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight causing it to make an emergency landing.

Trump climbs into aircraft with toilet paper stuck to shoe

06 Oct 2018

Trump climbs into aircraft with toilet paper stuck to shoe

Toilet paper and shoes have often gone together and created hilarious scenes for many. And the best part, most of them are usually oblivious about it.

Gujarat: IAF set to exhibit aerial skills of various aircraft

25 Sep 2018

Gujarat: IAF set to exhibit aerial skills of various aircraft

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will exhibit the aerial skills of its various aircraft at an air show in Gujarat's Vadodara city on Wednesday and Thursday (26-27 October).

Plane carrying 15 people shot down by Syrian missile: Russia

18 Sep 2018

Plane carrying 15 people shot down by Syrian missile: Russia

Russia's Defense Ministry said one of its reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people on board has been brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.

The world's biggest aeroplane, Stratolaunch, will carry rockets into space

23 Aug 2018

The world's biggest aeroplane, Stratolaunch, will carry rockets into space

In what is possibly the most audacious flying machine ever designed, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, on August 20, unveiled Stratolaunch - the world's biggest aeroplane.

Fourth-time-lucky: Vijay Mallya's favorite aircraft finally sold

30 Jun 2018

Fourth-time-lucky: Vijay Mallya's favorite aircraft finally sold

Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya's favorite luxury airplane, Airbus A319, which is parked at the Mumbai Airport since 2013, has finally got a buyer.

IndiGo tire burst in Hyderabad Airport affects Bengaluru flights

29 Mar 2018

IndiGo tire burst in Hyderabad Airport affects Bengaluru flights

Bengaluru Airport flight operations were severely hit after an IndiGo airplane suffered a tire-burst at Hyderabad Airport yesterday night.

Dog dies after flight attendant forces it into overhead cabin

14 Mar 2018

Dog dies after flight attendant forces it into overhead cabin

A dog died on a United Airlines flight when an attendant forced its owner to place it in the overhead cabin during the entire 3.5-hour journey.

Customized Boeing 777s ready for PM, president, vice-president by 2020

14 Mar 2018

Customized Boeing 777s ready for PM, president, vice-president by 2020

For the first time, two Boeing 777-300 ERs are being customized for the Indian president, vice-president and prime minister, and will be ready for use by 2020, officials said.

Airbus to deliver 1 aircraft per week over 10 years

09 Mar 2018

Airbus to deliver 1 aircraft per week over 10 years

European aerospace major Airbus expects to deliver one aircraft per week on an average to Indian carriers over the next ten years.

Armed forces need over 400 drones to step up defense

24 Feb 2018

Armed forces need over 400 drones to step up defense

To step up its defense, Indian armed forces require more than 400 drones, including directed energy weapons (DEWs) and submarine-launched remotely piloted aircraft, over the next 10 years.

Maharashtra signs Rs. 35,000cr deal with India's first individual aircraft-maker

20 Feb 2018

Maharashtra signs Rs. 35,000cr deal with India's first individual aircraft-maker

The Maharashtra government has inked a Rs. 35,000cr deal with India's first individual aircraft maker Amol Yadav to set up an indigenous factory in Palghar.

Russian jet with 70 people on board vanishes, suspected crashed

11 Feb 2018

Russian jet with 70 people on board vanishes, suspected crashed

A Russian aircraft carrying at least 62 passengers and six crew members vanished from radar screens after taking off from a Moscow airport.

French Air Force chief takes sortie on India's indigenous Tejas

07 Feb 2018

French Air Force chief takes sortie on India's indigenous Tejas

The Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, General Andre Lanata, flew a sortie on the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas today in Rajasthan.

MiG-29 crashes at Goa airport, catches fire, pilot safe

03 Jan 2018

MiG-29 crashes at Goa airport, catches fire, pilot safe

A MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Indian Navy burst into flames after veering off the runway at Goa airport during takeoff.

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

26 Dec 2017

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative is all set to reach a new level. Soon, we will be flying regional flights in indigenously-built flights.

World's largest amphibious plane makes maiden flight

24 Dec 2017

World's largest amphibious plane makes maiden flight

The world's largest amphibious aircraft, the AG600, made a successful one-hour-long maiden flight today from Zhuhai airport in the Guangdong province on the South China Sea coast.

#DefenseDiaries: IAF issues proposal for 83 advanced Tejas Mk-1A warplanes

22 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: IAF issues proposal for 83 advanced Tejas Mk-1A warplanes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 83 upgraded Tejas Mk-1A light combat aircraft (LCA) worth nearly Rs. 60,000 crore.

#DefenseDiaries: How the IAF is losing its mid-air refueling capability

19 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: How the IAF is losing its mid-air refueling capability

The Indian Air Force's (IAF) six Ilyushin IL-78 aircraft are used to refuel fighter jets in mid-air.

#DefenseDiaries: All you need to know about IAF's C-17 airlifter

14 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: All you need to know about IAF's C-17 airlifter

With India's growing status as a global power, comes the need for its military to demonstrate its presence far and wide.

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's sea hawk P-8I Poseidon protects the nation

12 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's sea hawk P-8I Poseidon protects the nation

In recent months, there's been an increase in the Chinese navy's forays into the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

#DefenseDiaries: Why the Su-30MKI is the backbone of the IAF

24 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Why the Su-30MKI is the backbone of the IAF

Recently, a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet test-fired a supersonic BrahMos-A Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM).

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

22 Nov 2017

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

A US Navy aircraft having 11 people on board has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

#DefenseDiaries: IAF believes Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies

11 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: IAF believes Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has told the government that the indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas isn't enough to protect Indian skies.

#DefenseDiaries: C-130J Super Hercules, IAF's versatile workhorse

04 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: C-130J Super Hercules, IAF's versatile workhorse

Recently, the Indian Air Force landed its Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transport plane on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.

DGCA to train 120 engineers for 'airworthiness'

23 May 2017

DGCA to train 120 engineers for 'airworthiness'

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to train 120 "airworthiness-engineers" who were hired over the last 3-4 years. The training is being conducted so they can fit their job-description better.

India, Russia to ink 5th generation fighter design deal soon

07 May 2017

India, Russia to ink 5th generation fighter design deal soon

After several years of delay, sources said India and Russia are likely to sign the deal to finalize the detailed design of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and commence production of the same.

Growing Chinese influence in IOR: China builds second aircraft carrier

28 Apr 2017

Growing Chinese influence in IOR: China builds second aircraft carrier

In a bid to compete with India for influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), China launched added a second aircraft carrier, classified as Type001A to its fleet.