Sattva Group Partners with IIAAT, Russia

At the Aero India 2013 in Bangalore, city based Reality to Aerospace major Sattva Group and International Institute of Advanced Aerospace Technologies (IIAAT), St. Petersburg, Russia, announced a collaborative partnership in Aerospace sectors. Russia has been the largest supplier of Defence equipment to India and offers huge potential for such partnership. This augurs well in ...

Thales looks to partner in India

Thales India is in the process of finalising a JV with Bharat Electronics in an effort to develop radar products for the Indian market. Speaking to a media briefing at the Aero India exhibition, Eric Lenseigne, MD and country director for Thales India, outlined the plans that the country has in India and the importance ...

Souvenir hunters throng stalls

Souvenirs and mementos form special part of one’s life. To reminiscence, recollect happy memories, go misty-eyed, and when meeting happens share those with others through these memorabilia. Cashing in on this innate desire among souvenirs and memento hunters was HAL Families’ Welfare Association at Aero India 2013. Manned by a pleasant quartet of four charming ...

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 ...

Russian Knights delayed, fans disappointed

The Russian aerobatics team, Russian Knights, billed to be one of the star attractions, failed to turn up, disappointing delegates and aerobatics fans. People had to satisfy themselves with the Flying Bulls aerobatics team from the Czech Republic and Sarang helicopter aerobatics team of IAF. The Czech and IAF teams had been seen in action ...

Indigenously – manufactured aircraft stole the show at Aero India 2013

Unlike the past few editions that were dominated by aircraft from nations vying for the medium multi role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contract, the opening session of this year saw the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, AWACS, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and the ZM-1 along with the vintage Tiger Moth perform some aerobatic stunts. The much-maligned ...

Chinese military delegation joins Aero India show

Beijing confirmed a delegation from Chinese air forces joined the 9th Aero India show in Bangalore on Wednesday at the invitation of India.China has participated in the air show several times, according to the Ministry of National Defense’s bureau for press affairs. The attendance of the five-person Chinese delegation, lead by Air Vice-Marshal Zheng Yuanlin, ...

HAL to Foray Into Civil Aviation, Aero-Engine Making Biz

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited would foray into the civil aviation sector and aero-engine making business where it sees huge opportunities, besides designing, developing and manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles, its Chairman R K Tyagi said today. He said the Director General of Civil Aviation had yesterday handed over civil certification to HAL Ozar airport, Nashik, which ...

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. ...

India’s Pilatus PC-7 trainer makes public debut

The Indian air force’s first Pilatus PC-7 MkII basic trainer made its public debut at Aero India. So far, New Delhi has received two examples of the type, which in 2011 emerged victorious in a contest for 75 basic trainers. Pilatus, however, denied widespread Indian media reports that India has exercised an option for 35 ...