SpaceX aims for historic rocket launch, landing
SpaceX aims for historic rocket launch, landing

"If successful, this test would mark the first time in history an orbital rocket has successfully achieved a land landing," SpaceX said in a statement.

Fokker, Aequs sign pact to supply components to Boeing
Fokker, Aequs sign pact to supply components to Boeing

 Dutch firm Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, and aerospace manufacturer Aequs on Thursday signed an agreement to supply machined components for Boeing's Chinook heavy lift helicopter that India is  buying. 

British Airways to deploy Dreamliner on Mumbai route

British Airways will deploy the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from the city beginning September next year, making it the second route in the country after New Delhi.

Air India mops up Rs 7,000 crore through aircraft sale
Air India mops up Rs 7,000 crore through aircraft sale

Air India has mopped up Rs 7,000 crore by selling nine of its 21 Dreamliner planes to a Singaporean lessor, which it has taken back on lease from the company under an SLB arrangement.

NASA directs SpaceX to launch US astronauts to ISS
NASA directs SpaceX to launch US astronauts to ISS

In a significant step toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and reducing its dependence on Russian launch facilities, NASA has ordered California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from US soil.

Indian Navy's air power gets boost with P8i aircraft

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the long range maritime patrol P8i aircraft will enable the Indian Navy to undertake extensive surveillance and swift action.

China rolls out its first passenger plane C919; to take on Airbus, Boeing
China rolls out its first passenger plane C919; to take on Airbus, Boeing

The C919, a narrow-body jet which can seat 168 passengers, has been under production at a facility in commercial hub Shanghai for over a year, as workers assembled components under the guidance of Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC).

China-developed passenger aircraft C919 aims to replace Boeing 777

A China-made large passenger aircraft expected to give the Boeing 777 a tough competition is set to take off commercially, a media report said on Monday.

Boeing Q3 earnings soar 25% on deliveries of huge orders

Revenues for the period came in at USD 25.85 billion, up 8.7 percent from a year ago, translating into net earnings of USD 1.70 billion, up 25.1 percent over the third quarter of 2014.

Boeing plans to assemble Chinook or Apache choppers in India
Boeing plans to assemble Chinook or Apache choppers in India

American aviation giant Boeing on Friday said it plans to assemble either its Chinook heavy-lift helicopters or Apache attack choppers in India even as it gears to offer the possibility of manufacturing a fighter jet aircraft in the country.

SpiceJet to order 'significant' number of aircraft this fiscal
SpiceJet to order 'significant' number of aircraft this fiscal

Without divulging details, he said the number of aircraft to be ordered will depend on the deal that it gets from the manufacturers.

Etihad Airways not planning to use cash pile for new planes
Etihad Airways not planning to use cash pile for new planes

Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan Tuesday dashed Boeing and Airbus's hopes of a spending spree by the Abu Dhabi airline following its success in raising 700 million dollars in investment capital.

Air India to hold meeting with Boeing over glitches in Dreamliner

Faced with frequent grounding of its "game changer" Dreamliner Boeing 787-800 aircraft due to glitches, national carrier Air India is likely to hold a meeting with Boeing officials here next week to discuss the issue, sources said Wednesday.

India should get 'return gift': Akhilesh Yadav on Boeing deal

With India clearing the USD 3.1 billion helicopter deal with aviation major Boeing ahead of the Prime Minister's US visit, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday expressed hope that the country would get a "return gift" from America.

DNA: Govt clears $2.5 billion Indo-US deal for Apache military helicopters

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) today cleared a multi-billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing.

Boeing sets 300 plane order, plant with China

US aerospace giant Boeing has reached deals with Chinese firms to sell 300 aircraft and open a completion centre in the Asian country, China's official Xinhua news agency reported, as President Xi Jinping began his first state visit to the United States.

Air India likely to seek more time to decide on Boeing proposal

The airline has constituted a three-member panel to go into the pros and cons of the proposal, which has been pending for nearly four years, Air India sources said on Wednesday.

250-plane order reflects India's growth potential: IndiGo

After placing the largest single order for 250 aircraft with European major Airbus, IndiGo today said that the purchase contract reflects stabilising trend in the Indian aviation sector.

Formally handed over Nagpur MRO to Air India: Boeing

Two months after Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari had said Boeing had disassociated itself with the much-delayed USD 100-million MRO facility in Nagpur, the American planemaker has said it has completed the work and handed over the facility to Air India last month.

Boeing says domestic airlines on way to break-even

Boeing's main customers in the country include Air India, Jet Airways and Spicejet which also have Airbus planes, while the largest carrier Indigo has only Airbus aircraft.