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Pakistan to supply trainer aircraft to Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 22:23

Pakistan on Monday signed a key agreement with Iraq for the supply of trainer aircraft to Iraqi Air Force, in what is billed as "major milestone" in the export of aviation products from the country.

IAF rejects `extravagant` HAL basic trainer aircraft project

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 23:07

Pushing for the procurement of a foreign basic trainer aircraft for its rookie pilots, IAF on Friday, however, rejected a similar indigenous plane being developed by HAL saying public money cannot be wasted on such "extravagant" projects.

IAF receives 18 Pilatus trainer aircraft

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 17:40

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received its initial batch of 18 Pilatus PC-7 MkII trainer aircraft, which has “received great performance ratings from trainees and instructors alike”, the company said Wednesday.

CAG raps HAL for delays in IJT project

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 20:37

The CAG on Thursday rapped HAL for being "unsuccessful" in producing an IJT aircraft even 13 years after the project was initiated.

DAC to decide on IAF-HAL tussle on trainer aircraft

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 21:31

Defence Acquisition Council is expected to take a final call on the ongoing tussle between the Air Force and the HAL on trainer aircraft.

Trainer aircraft crashes in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 22:53

A trainer aircraft crashed during a training exercise though the woman pilot escaped with minor injuries, officials said.

Owner hit by plane on runway, dies

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 13:15

A 40-year-old man was killed on Saturday at the Partapur air strip here after being hit by a micro-lite plane he owned as he clicked its pictures.

Chennai: FIR lodged in trainer aircraft crash case

Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 19:10

Police have registered a case in connection with the crash of an IAF trainer aircraft into a lake near Chennai even as its wreckage has been moved to the airbase.

Chennai: Trainer aircraft crashes, crew safe

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 12:59

A Kiran-trainer aircraft Tuesday crashed near Iyancherry village in Kancheepuram district, but both crew members ejected safely.

Negotiations completed for trainer aircraft

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 00:07

Moving ahead with the procurement of 75 basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF), Defence Ministry has completed negotiations with Swiss company Pilatus, which emerged as the lowest bidder in the USD 1 billion deal.

IAF has lost 19 pilots, Rs160 mn in trainer aircraft crashes

Last Updated: Monday, December 07, 2009, 16:35

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has lost over Rs.160 million and 19 pilots in 17 crashes of its basic trainer aircraft HPT-32, Defence Minister AK Antony said Monday.

IAF to phase out HPT-32 trainer aircraft by 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, October 01, 2009, 21:15

After losing two of its experienced fighter pilot instructors in a trainer aircraft crash in July, the IAF is all set to phase out such jets by 2014, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik said on Thursday.