South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in USD 7.8 bn fighter deal

South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet.

Germanwings crash co-pilot hid illness from airline
Germanwings crash co-pilot hid illness from airline

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said Friday amid reports he was severely depressed.

German airlines adopt two-person cockpit rule: Aviation body

German airlines have agreed to a new safety rule to keep two crew members in an airplane's cockpit at all times, the aviation association BDL announced on Friday.

Airbus offers full support to AirAsia flight probe

European aircraft manufacturing consortium Airbus has announced full support to the probe into the disappearance of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 while it was flying from Indonesia to Singapore Sunday, with 162 passengers on board.

Airbus says missing AirAsia plane was delivered in 2008

The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday on its way to Singapore from Surabaya in Indonesia was delivered to its operator in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, manufacturer Airbus said in a statement.

Boeing outpaces Airbus in plane orders: Data

US aerospace group Boeing left European rival Airbus in its slipstream when booking new plane orders in the first half of the year, figures released today by Airbus showed.

World`s first electric aircraft E-Fan takes flight

World`s first ever electric aircraft has successfully taken its maiden voyage. This electric aircraft called `E-Fan` is the latest creation of Toulouse-based Airbus.

Singapore buys A330 air tankers, India in talks: Airbus

Airbus Defence and Space said on Friday that it will supply six A330 MRTT refuelling jets to Singapore`s air force and that India was close to ordering another half dozen.

Airbus orders more frequent A380 wing fatigue checks

Europe`s Airbus has ordered more frequent inspections of the wings of the world`s largest passenger jet after discovering unexpected levels of metal fatigue during testing on an A380 factory mock-up, industry sources said on Thursday.

International Heli-ski competition begins at Gulmarg

A three-day long international Heli-ski competition, a first of its kind event in Jammu and Kashmir, has begun at the world famous ski-resort of Gulmarg.

Flying Returns

With the Indian aviation industry in for sweeping changes, young aspirants may well realize their dream of earning their wings, says Dr. N G R Iyengar

`Leaky` A380 door eyed in Singapore Airlines emergency landing

A malfunctioning door is the focus of an investigation into why a Singapore Airlines Airbus 380 superjumbo was forced to make an emergency landing in Azerbaijan, the carrier said Wednesday.

Boeing 787s to replace Air India`s A-330 fleet

National carrier Air India plans to replace its Airbus A-330s with with its newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on many international routes, which will help the company save on fuel.

First test flight for Airbus A350 next-gen plane

Airbus`s next-generation A350 plane took off its first test flight on Friday, in a milestone for an airliner that the firm hopes will challenge Boeing`s 787 Dreamliner in the lucrative long-haul market.

British PM Cameron offered air tanker as VIP jet

Airbus and Boeing compete fiercely for aircraft sales worth some USD 80 billion a year.

Airplane rivals launch joint biofuel project

Plane makers and bitter rivals Airbus of Europe, Boeing of the US and Embraer of Brazil have announced a joint plan to develop affordable biofuels for the airplane industry.

Seven injured as turbulence hits Qantas A380

The Airbus superjumbo was three hours from Singapore when it hit a storm over Indian airspace.

Rio-Paris jet crash: 18 victims identified

Airbus A330 plunged into the Atlantic off the Brazilian coast in 2009, killing 228 passengers.

Airbus may face charges over 2009 Rio-Paris crash

An Airbus 330 en route from Rio to Paris plunged into Atlantic ocean in 2009.

40 engines on A380s need to be replaced: Qantas

One of the Trent 900s on a Qantas superjumbo caught fire and blew apart shortly after takeoff from Singapore on November 4.