Honeywell’s biggest aerospace unit in India

Honeywell’s aerospace engineering strength in India is the highest in its worldwide operations, the $37-billion company’s president for global high growth regions Shane Tedjarati told TOI. “We have 3,000 people here in aerospace. What I find even more fascinating is that 150 of our 2,000 flight control engineers are in India. Flight control engineering is ...

After losing deal to Rafale, US makes low-key presence with F16

After losing the deal for 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft to French company Dassault’s Rafale, US presence at the Aero India 2013 in Bangalore has been quite low key. Its marquee F16, piloted by Chris Nations, flew just once and was later part of the static display at the Aero India. “At all air shows ...

Hercules is indeed super

Bangalore: Two years after it made a grand public entry at Aero India, special operations aircraft C-130 J Super Hercules has come a long way, proving its worth during the earthquake that ravaged Sikkim in late 2011. The special operations squadron at Hindon, near Delhi, has six aircraft, with an additional six in line for ...

Drone makers showcase their latest models at Aero India show

The makers of the Drone aircraft on Thursday showcased their latest models at the Aero India show-2013 here to woo the world’s biggest arms importer. Drones are an increasingly common sight in the skies over Afghanistan and the Middle East, where the CIA uses them to hunt down Al Qaeda and Taliban militants. The U.S. ...

Lockheed Martin widens C-130J support

Lockheed Martin is using the delivery of six C-130J to India to both widen the scope of the programme and its corporate presence within the country itself. The company has completed the delivery of the six aircraft to the Indian Air force (IAF), and is now looking towards opportunities including JVs and logistics support extension. ...

Lockheed Martin aiming at more defence deals

India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world and can’t be ignored by investors even if they don’t like the regulatory environment. That seems to sum up the sentiment at Aero India Day 1, the mega aviation showcase, which kicked off in Bangalore earlier today. While, it may have lost out ...

Honeywell tenders for Jaguar engine upgrade

New Delhi is considering a proposal from Honeywell to upgrade the engines of 125 Sepecat and Hindustan Aeronautics-built Jaguar strike aircraft, after issuing a sole-source request for proposals (RFP) in late 2012. Honeywell recently submitted a bid for 270 F125IN powerplants to the Indian defence ministry, says an industry source at the Aero India show. ...

Cessna-maker Textron plans some production in India

Textron, the maker of Bell helicopters and Cessna aircraft, said it would add 300 to 400 people to its engineering centre in Bangalore over the next one year. The centre currently has about 500 engineers. Inderjit Sal, MD of Textron India, said the centre works on new products for almost the entire range of areas ...

Northrop Grumman Focuses on Global ISR Capabilities at Aero India 2013

Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight its industry-leading range of capabilities in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) including airborne early warning and control systems for maritime reconnaissance and unmanned aerial vehicles, at the Aero India 2013 exhibition and air show. Aero India, organised by the Defence Exhibition Organisation, takes place at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, ...

Warren Buffett company FlightSafety enters India

Bangalore: FlightSafety International, one of the world’s leading aviation training companies and promoted by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has established operations in India through a consultancy and licensing agreement with Bangalore-based Aviators India. The 60-year-old New York-based aviation company delivers over a million hours of flight training each year to pilots, technicians, cabin attendants, and ...