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Category Articles: Aviation

In pics: Concrete jetty for water aerodrome sails from Sardar bridge to Ambedkar bridge

September 16, 2020
In pics: Concrete jetty for water aerodrome sails from Sardar bridge to Ambedkar bridge

Sabarmati: Floating jetty for upcoming water aerodrome facility at Sabarmati Riverfront sailed from Sardar bridge to Ambedkar bridge in river Sabarmati today morning. Seaplane service from here to Statue of Unity is likely to kick off from 31st of October this year. Read More

In pictures: Floating concrete platform arrives at Sabarmati Riverfront

September 12, 2020
In pictures: Floating concrete platform arrives at Sabarmati Riverfront

Paldi: Six mega trucks with pieces of floating concrete platforms arrived at Sabarmati Riverfront today morning. These concrete platforms will together form a jetty of water aerodrome which is going to be used to operate a seaplane service which is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on upcoming 31st of October. Private airline SpiceJet is going to launch daily flights connecting Sabarmati Riverfront and Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam. Water aerodrome is going to be erected on t...Read More

AMC allots land at Sabarmati Riverfront for water aerodrome

September 10, 2020
AMC allots land at Sabarmati Riverfront for water aerodrome

Amdavad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Standing Committee today cleared allotment of 4,047 sq m land for setting up a water aerodrome at Sabarmati Riverfront for operations of Seaplane service that are likely to kick off from October 31. The land is located on norther side of Ambedkar river bridge in Paldi survey area. The land will be handed over to Civil Aviation department of central government. A concrete platform for water aerodrome has been dispatched and it is on the way to Sabarmati Riverfr...Read More

HAL’s indigenously developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) demonstrates high altitude capability

September 09, 2020
HAL’s indigenously developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) demonstrates high altitude capability

Bengaluru:  HAL’s indigenously developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) demonstrated high altitude capability in Hot and High weather conditions in the Himalayas recently for about 10 days. A comprehensive test plan was executed at Leh (3300 MAMSL) in temperatures up to ISA+320C which included envelope expansion, performance and flying qualities.  LUH took off from Leh and demonstrated its hot and high hover performance at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at 5000 MAMSL. T...Read More

Rafale jets to be formally inducted into IAF in presence of French defence minister this Thursday

September 08, 2020
Rafale jets to be formally inducted into IAF in presence of French defence minister this Thursday

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly and India’s top military brass will attend a ceremony in Ambala airbase on Thursday to formally induct five Rafale fighter jets into the Indian Air Force. Parly and Singh will hold talks in Ambala on ways to further deepen bilateral defence and security cooperation after the ceremony. The French defence minister is scheduled to arrive Thursday morning and will depart late afternoon.The first batch of five Rafale j...Read More

Gujarat Government Covid-19 Guideline and SOPs for International Passengers arriving in Gujarat

September 08, 2020
Gujarat Government Covid-19 Guideline and SOPs for International Passengers arriving in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has announced the latest guideline to outline the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for international passengers who enter Gujarat from abroad (outside India) by air (via airports such as SVPI international airport Ahmedabad or international airport in Surat), by road and by sea. The latest guideline effective as on today is in accordance with the Central government's guideline. Read More

PM Modi likely to launch Seaplane service in Gujarat on 31st October; SpiceJet to operate it, ticket fare Rs. 4800

August 29, 2020

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate a regular Sea-plane service connecting Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad to Kevadiya Colony, the place where the Statue of Unity, Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam and other tourist interest places are located. Prime Minister is likely to visit Statue of Unity on the occasion of National Unity day which is marked on 31st of October, the birth anniversary of Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is believed that he will inaugura...Read More

Centre’s reply on demand to name Surat airport after Morarji Desai

August 07, 2020
Centre’s reply on demand to name Surat airport after Morarji Desai

New Delhi: Senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Dr. Subramanian Swamy had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking Surat international airport in Gujarat to be renamed after late Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Morarji Desai. Union Civil Aviation minister Hardeep S Puri has in reply to Dr. Swamy's letter said that appropriate action on naming and renaming of airport can be taken after a resolution proposing same is passed in the State assembly. Puri in his reply to Swamy's l...Read More

Rafale contingent of IAF touch down India for the first time, PM says Swagatam

July 29, 2020
Rafale contingent of IAF touch down India for the first time, PM says Swagatam

New Delhi: Rafale contingent of Indian Air Force escorted by SU30 MKIs entered the Indian air space today and touched down Ambala airbase in North India. Five Rafale fighter jet came to permanent destination Ambala in India from France via Al Dhrafa air base in Middle East. The Prime Minister tweeted Swagatam message welcoming Rafale fighter jets to Indian Air Force (IAF). राष्ट्ररक्षासमं व्रतम्, राष्ट्ररक्षासमं यज...Read More

Five Rafale fighter jets take off for 7,000 km maiden journey to permanent destination India

July 27, 2020

Embassy of India at Paris: India took significant step in strengthening air power and defense preparedness with the first five Rafale fighter aircraft, built by Dassault, flying out from Merignac airbase in Bordeaux, France to India today. This also marks a new milestone in the strong and growing India-Frane defense cooperation. The Rafale aircraft will cover a distance of nearly 7,000 kms from France to India with air-to-air refueling and a single stop en route in UAE. They are schedule...Read More