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Mysterious US spacecraft returns after 908 days, speculation grows over secret mission
World

Mysterious US spacecraft returns after 908 days, speculation grows over secret mission

Not much is known about the details of the record-breaking spacecraft. But the officials claim that it was doing many scientific experiments about 400 km above the earth. The X-37B was built by the Boeing Company for NASA before being used by the US military

Explained: The grounding of the Chinook helicopter by the US and the implications for India
India

Explained: The grounding of the Chinook helicopter by the US and the implications for India

India has a fleet of 15 Chinooks, a heavy-lift helicopter, acquired from the United States and inducted into service in March 2019. The helicopter has emerged as one of the major military tools for airlift operations in places like Ladakh and Siachen glaciers

Boeing aggressively pushes F/A-18 Super Hornet to Indian Navy
India

Boeing aggressively pushes F/A-18 Super Hornet to Indian Navy

The Navy has shortlisted F/A-18 Super Hornet and Rafale M aircraft produced by the French aerospace major Dassault Aviation for the procurement

Rafale vs Super Hornet: Which fighter plane will the Indian Navy pick?
India

Rafale vs Super Hornet: Which fighter plane will the Indian Navy pick?

Boeing’s F/A-18E Super Hornet and Dassault Aviation’s Rafale M aircraft earlier this year completed a series of demonstration flights to show adaptability to Indian conditions. A detailed report on their performance is being prepared, a source said

Akasa Air to launch commercial operations by July; to get its first Boeing 737 Max plane by mid-June
India

Akasa Air to launch commercial operations by July; to get its first Boeing 737 Max plane by mid-June

The new airline plans to fly 18 aircraft by the end of March 2023 across domestic routes in the country, focusing on metro to tier-2 and tier-3 cities

Akasa Air to begin operations from July: All you need to know about Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed airline
Business

Akasa Air to begin operations from July: All you need to know about Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed airline

The airline, which aims to have a fleet of 72 Boeing 737 Max planes, was earlier scheduled for a launch in June

Boeing to fly two Super Hornet Fighter Jets to Goa as Navy explores options
India

Boeing to fly two Super Hornet Fighter Jets to Goa as Navy explores options

The American aerospace company is planning to send the jets to Goa for operational demonstrations before the Indian Navy

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets executives of US aerospace giants Boeing and Raytheon
World

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets executives of US aerospace giants Boeing and Raytheon

The defence minister along with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in the US capital on Sunday to attend the India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Washington on Monday

Chinese plane with 133 aboard crashes near Wuzhou city; no report on casualty yet
World

Chinese plane with 133 aboard crashes near Wuzhou city; no report on casualty yet

According to social media posts, a China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 from Kunming to Guangzhou went missing earlier in the day

Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow
World

Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow

Russia's currency, the ruble, has crashed to a record low against the US dollar, pushing authorities to scramble to avoid a financial meltdown

ExxonMobil, Apple, Boeing, Visa, Mastercard, Amex latest giants to cut ties with Russia
World

ExxonMobil, Apple, Boeing, Visa, Mastercard, Amex latest giants to cut ties with Russia

The moves, in diverse industries, highlight the rising economic toll on Russia after its assault on Ukraine unleashed massive sanctions across Western governments.

5G row: Air India resumes six India-US flights on B777 aircraft after Boeing's clearance
Business

5G row: Air India resumes six India-US flights on B777 aircraft after Boeing's clearance

Air India had cancelled eight flights on India-US routes on Wednesday due to deployment of 5G internet in North America which could interfere with aircraft's radio altimeters

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air inks $9 billion order with Boeing for 72 jets
Business

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air inks $9 billion order with Boeing for 72 jets

Akasa was co-founded by Jhunjhunwala and former Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube. Former Indigo president Aditya Ghosh is also on board of the airline

Tale of two aircraft companies: While Airbus returns to profit, Boeing still in the red
World

Tale of two aircraft companies: While Airbus returns to profit, Boeing still in the red

The world's dominant aerospace companies will seek new business as they attend the five-day Dubai air show on Sunday

Boeing to test unmanned Starliner capsule at the start of 2022, crewed launch may occur later in the year
science

Boeing to test unmanned Starliner capsule at the start of 2022, crewed launch may occur later in the year

Starliner was scheduled to fly to the ISS on 3 August but the flight was aborted hours before launch because of problems with propulsion system valves.

Indian Navy receives 11th anti-submarine warfare P-8I aircraft from Boeing
India

Indian Navy receives 11th anti-submarine warfare P-8I aircraft from Boeing

The Indian Navy had received the ninth P-8I aircraft in November and got the 10th P-8I aircraft in July

Woman gives birth mid-air in Air India London-Cochin flight, plane diverted to Frankfurt
India

Woman gives birth mid-air in Air India London-Cochin flight, plane diverted to Frankfurt

Two doctors and four nurses who were onboard the flight helped the passenger in the premature delivery of the baby

Vinod Kannan to take the lead as new CEO of Vistara; Leslie Thng to join senior rank in Singapore Airlines
Business

Vinod Kannan to take the lead as new CEO of Vistara; Leslie Thng to join senior rank in Singapore Airlines

Vistara is a 51:49 joint venture airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. Vinod Kannan is set to take over as Vistara's CEO from 1 January, 2022

So who won Afghanistan war? America's boots on ground didn't but it's the suits who made a killing
World

So who won Afghanistan war? America's boots on ground didn't but it's the suits who made a killing

After 20 years and trillions of dollars gushing into the Afghanistan war and rebuilding effort, it's the private military contractors that have come out on top, laughing their way to the bank

Boeing continues to have trouble with Starliner spacecraft's propulsion system
science

Boeing continues to have trouble with Starliner spacecraft's propulsion system

It needs to have a successful uncrewed test flight before flying humans but it remains unclear when the next test flight will be scheduled.