The fourth India Aviation 2014 got off to a spectacular start with Boeing-Spicejet formalising an order for 42 Boeing 737 Max 8 worth US $4.4 billion. Otherwise the inaugural function was marked with speeches indicating the enormous potential of the aviation industry and how the government was trying to address these challenges.
India Aviation 2014 began with a bang with Boeing and SpiceJet formalising an order for 42 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously listed as unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $4.4 billion at list prices.
Embraer Executive Jets has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Air Works Pvt Ltd to provide full maintenance support to the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 customers in India. The agreement was formally signed at India Aviation 2014.
Jet Aviation has entered into an agreement with New Delhi-based Arrow Aircraft Services Private Limited (Arrow Aircraft Services), appointing Arrow Aircraft Services as its MRO sales representative for India effective April 1, 2014.
Sources in Toulouse have confirmed that VT-ATF, Air Asia India’s first A320, will depart Toulouse today evening (12th March 2014) to reach Chennai on the morning of the 13th at 09:30hrs local (IST).
With bad times hitting the general aviation sector, in 2013 as many as 19 business jets were sold by their Indian owners in overseas markets. In the same year, the addition to the Indian inventory was just three jets, indicating a negative growth for the first time.
The Chairman and Managing Director of Air India, Rohit Nandan emphatically stated that there was no plan of grounding Boeing’s Dreamliner aircraft, despite the ‘spate of incidents’ in the recent past. “We are satisfied with the quality of service provided by Boeing.”
Having delivered 75 cabins of S92 from its Hyderabad-based joint venture Tata , Sikorsky considers India of strategic importance to drive its helicopter sales, if not now, but in the near future when the helicopter industry opens up, said Arvind Walia, Executive Vice President, Sikorsky India.
Dassault Aviation which introduced the first business jet into India in 1995 with the Tata Group is an expansion mode with regard to its Falcon business jets.
Union Minister of Civil Aviation Ajit Singh at United Technologies Corporation being briefed by Palash Roy Chowdhury, Country Manager - Pratt & Whitney (third from left) on the revolutionary Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine technology.
Rolls-Royce has shared details of its next generation of engine designs, which could be ready within ten years, featuring technology innovation designed to transform performance.
In its 16th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace expects that 4,800-5,500 civilian-use helicopters will be delivered during 2014-18. Overall demand remains steady versus the 2013 five-year forecast, with large fleet operator requirements offsetting a moderate softening in new helicopter purchase plans reported in the 2014 Honeywell survey.
Remos Aircraft GmbH, the manufacturer of the next generation glass cockpit light sport aircraft, has appointed SRK Aviacom (I) Pvt Ltd as its dealer in India.
The Government of India has been talking to different stakeholders in the aviation industry and is in the process of drafting a new policy which would prop up the aviation sector, both commercial and general aviation.
Airbus is delighted to further its long relationship with Air India and to welcome them as a future A320neo operator from 2017.