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Jet Airways to equip pilots on Boeing 737 fleet with iPADS

Jet Airways to equip pilots on Boeing 737 fleet with iPADS

Jet Airways will provide pilots across its Boeing 737 fleet with iPads loaded with applications to do performance calculations, view en-route and terminal charts, refer documents and checklists in digital format, thus reducing the paper in the cockpit.Jet Airways will thus become one of the first airlines in India to issue iPads to all its pilots across its Boeing 737 fleet, having received clearance from the DGCA. The airline had already made the move to a ‘less paper’ cockpit from 2007 onwards. Its B777-300ER aircraft are fitted with an ‘Electronic Flight Bag,’ which contains all the route maps, charts, aircraft manuals and associated paperwork in a digital format.

Probe ordered on the leak of secret data on Scorpene submarines being built for Indian Navy

Probe ordered on the leak of secret data on Scorpene submarines being built for Indian Navy

Considered to be the ultimate stealth weapon, Indian Navy officials said the six submarines, once inducted, would form the core of the Navy’s submarine arm for the next two decades. An investigation has been ordered by the defence minister Manohar Parrikar into the incident.

Parrikar to Visit US shortly to sign LEMOA

Parrikar to Visit US shortly to sign LEMOA

LEMOA– one out of the three foundational pacts that have been hanging in air for over a decade now– is the agreement on sharing of military logistics between India and the American forces and will facilitate support such as refuelling and berthing facilities for each other’s warships and aircrafts on a reimbursable basis. India and the US had agreed in principal to ink this much delayed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement or LEMOA during Ashton Carter’s recent visit to India in April this year.

Japanese Defence Minister cuts short India trip

Japanese Defence Minister cuts short India trip

In a sudden move, Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani, who was scheduled to arrive in India on a three-day trip

India’s first indigenously developed nuclear submarine Arihant ready for induction

India’s first indigenously developed nuclear submarine Arihant ready for induction

By Anupama Airy…PM Modi To Shortly Announce Induction Of India’s first indigenously developed nuclear submarine Arihant into the naval fleet. Once inducted into the Indian Navy fleet, the submarine will be called INS Arihant. Built at Vishakhapatnam, Arihant has been designed, developed and engineered by various agencies including the Defence Research and Development Organisation, the Department of Atomic Energy and the Submarine Design Group of the Directorate of Naval Design, besides private companies such as Larsen & Toubro (L&T).

Iran selects Airbus for its civil aviation renewal

Iran selects Airbus for its civil aviation renewal

Iran has signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package. Agreements for 118 new aircraft, pilot training, airport operations and ATM support

Singapore-based Scoot announces entry to Indian market, will launch flights to Chennai and Amritsar

Singapore-based Scoot announces entry to Indian market, will launch flights to Chennai and Amritsar

Singapore-based carrier Scoot on Friday announced its entry into the Indian market with flight services to Chennai and Amritsar from next month, making it the fourth airline from the island city-state to establish its presence in the world’s fastest growing aviation market. Read More

“Talks with China were frank and positive,” Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar

“Talks with China were frank and positive,” Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar

“Both sides agreed to step up interactions…Very soon DGMO’s hotline matter will resolve, the draft is ready and China has agreed to set up a hotline between two countries for smooth and friendly talk on DGMO level,” the minister said, adding that the drafts of the agreement for establishing hotline and additional border meeting points have been exchanged.

India and US agree to sign Logistics agreement LEMOA ; No Clarity yet on CISMOA and BECA

India and US agree to sign Logistics agreement LEMOA ; No Clarity yet on CISMOA and BECA

India and the US on Tuesday agreed to ink the much delayed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement or LEMOA, one out of the three foundational pacts that have been hanging in air for over a decade now. LEMOA is the agreement on sharing of military logistics between India and the American forces and will facilitate support such as refuelling and berthing facilities for each other’s warships and aircrafts on a reimbursable basis.

Talks on Rafale jet deal in final stage

Talks on Rafale jet deal in final stage

The deal for 36 fighter jets was first announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France last year. The two sides had hoped to wrap up the strategic order during President Francois Hollande’s Republic Day visit in January, but the two sides had failed to reach a consensus on the price. As reported by DefenceAviationPost.com, India wants to keep the price at around Rs 60,000 crore. Defence minister Manohar Parrikar had told DefenceAviationPost in an exclusive interview last month that he wanted to close the multi-billion dollar deal as early as possible.

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