The airline’s rescue plan to infuse 15 billion rupees ($243 million) by the end of March, which was submitted by its co-founder Ajay Singh and other investors, was approved by India’s aviation ministry on Jan. 21.
India will conduct the first test of the air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in March, using an Indian air force Su-30MKI fighter, according to an official involved in the project.
“We are proud to be the first Embraer operator in Indonesia and we look forward to enhancing our operations, especially in the Kalimantan area, with the introduction of these E195s,” Kalstar Aviation CEO Andi Masyhur says.
Avinash Chander’s contract will be terminated on Jan. 31, 15 months ahead of schedule. A defense ministry official says Chander was removed because Prime Minister Narendra Modi is incensed by inordinate delays in various DRDO projects.
India is aiming to get overhaul orders from countries operating Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters as state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) delivered the first reconditioned aircraft to the Indian air force (IAF).
India plans to carry out a test flight of its reusable rocket launcher in March in what could be a first step toward affordable access to space technology.
The Winged Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD), fitted with solid strap-on thrusters, will fly at five times the speed of sound (Mach 3) to reach an altitude of more than 100 km (61 mi.) within barely 5 min.
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