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Air India Express Crashes At Calicut Airport

Air India Express Crashes At Calicut Airport

Officials stated an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 NG flight IX-1344 en route from Dubai crashed at Calicut airport at 14:30 GMT in the southern state of Kerala with 16 fatalities including pilot and co-pilot. The official flight roster reported 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots, 4 cabin crew onboard the aircraft. The flight’s four crew members were confirmed safe. ...

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China And India Claim Their Newest Fighter Jets Are Superior To Rivals

China And India Claim Their Newest Fighter Jets Are Superior To Rivals

Indian defence experts are of the opinion that The People’s Liberation Army Air Force J-20 stealth fighter is nowhere close to the recently inducted, brand new French Dassault Rafale fighter jets. Rafale’s advanced electronic warfare suite, METEOR, SCALP missile systems with sophisticated tracking and detection capabilities can neutralize any assault. The biggest threat is China’s surface-to-air missiles. Indian defence analysts ...

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SpaceX Spacecraft Safely Lands With NASA Astronauts

SpaceX Spacecraft Safely Lands With NASA Astronauts

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely landed off the coast of Pensacola, Florida in calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48 p.m., Eastern time, August 2nd 2020. The astronauts spent two months aboard the International Space Station, successfully completing NASA’s first human flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule ‘Endeavour’. The landing site in the Gulf of ...

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Can China Call its J-20 stealth fighter 5th generation?

Can China Call its J-20 stealth fighter 5th generation?

Reports and social media have been buzzing with comparisons of the Dassault Rafale warbirds that landed at Ambala Air Force Base of the Indian Air Force earlier this week, and fighter jets in operation with Pakistan and China. A notable aircraft in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force of China is the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter. The aircraft made its ...

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36 Dassault Rafales : India’s Saviour Finally Arrives

36 Dassault Rafales : India's Saviour Finally Arrives

The Dassault Rafale, known globally as the most potent strategic multi-role jet fighter, will significantly bolster India’s defence and combat abilities against its hostile neighbours Pakistan and China. The induction of the combat jets seems perfectly timed as India is in the midst of border tensions with China. The 36 French combat aircraft will be a game-changer for India’s defence ...

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Japan’s New Jet Fighter To Replace The Mitsubishi F-2

Japan’s New Jet Fighter To Replace The Mitsubishi F-2

The new-generation fighter jet is set to challenge China’s J-20 aircraft fighter and will replace the Mitsubishi F-2 fighter jet (based on the American F-16 Fighting Falcon) currently in service with the Japanese Air Force. The unnamed stealth fighter is slated to enter series production by 2031 and is said to be stealthy and interoperable with the US military. The ...

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J-35 : China’s Next Generation Jet Fighter

J-35 : China’s Next Generation Jet Fighter

An aviation industry report revealed China is set to show off a new next-generation fighter jet scheduled to debut in 2021, a revamped, combat-ready version of the aircraft carrier-based FC-31 fighter jet. The next-gen aircraft could either be a new variant of an existing airframe of the FC-31 fighter jet or a totally new design. Chinese Aeronautical Establishment reported on ...

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Swedish Air Force Meets Its Mach With Biofuel Testing

Swedish Air Force Meets Its Mach With Biofuel Testing

Testing is being carried out by GKN Aerospace Sweden for an alcohol-based aviation biofuel developed and manufactured by Swedish Biofuels AB The Swedish Defence Material Administration has contracted GKN Aerospace engineers to continue testing on an alcohol-to-jet based aviation biofuel for use on the Saab AB Gripen fighter jet RM12 engine in a seven-year joint study bilateral Biojet-project collaboration involving ...

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Antonov AN-140-100 Based Spy Plane – Russia Starts Preliminary Flight Trail

Antonov AN-140-100 Based Spy Plane - Russia Starts Preliminary Flight Trail

Russia’s newest spy plane has started operational testing at OJSC Experimental Machine Building Plant n.a. V.M. Myasishchev (United Aircraft Corporation). The surveillance plane designed for the Russian Air Force is a modified Antonov AN-140-100 light military transport aircraft. United Aircraft Corporation was established in February 20th, 2006 for the development of the Russian aircraft industry, and implementation of aviation programs ...

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