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Passenger screening at CSMIA - Coronavirus

UPDATE: This airport has screened 150,000+ passengers for COVID-19

The ongoing Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has created havoc across the world. Global markets have been hugely impacted by the spreading virus. The virus, which originated in People’e Republic of China, has spread across 100 countries. The death toll has reached 3900+ till date and total cases have surpassed 110,000 across the globe. While the entire world is talking and taking precautions, a lot of active measures have been taken in the Aviation industry too. Passengers flying in from […]

Antonov An-32, Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force’s An-32 flies out of Leh using bio-jet fuel

On January 31, 2020, Indian Air Force achieved yet another milestone after an Antonov An-32 successfully operated a flight using bio-jet fuel. The aircraft departed out of Leh, one of the high altitude airports of India. The flight was powered with a 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel. This is the first time that both engines of the aircraft were powered by the bio-jet indigenous fuel. The aircraft was flight tested and its performance was validated at Chandigarh Air Base prior to […]

SB212, Sukhoi Su-30

Indian Air Force inducts No. 222 Squadron “Tigersharks”

Indian Air Force inducted the No. 222 squadron Tigersharks on January 20, 2020 at Air Force Station Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The squadron was inducted in the presence of General Bipin Rawat, PVSM UYSM AVSM YSM SM VSM ADC, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff,  Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO, Air Marshal Amit Tiwari AVSM VM, Air Officer Commanding – […]

Air Fest 2019

Indian Air Force to host Air Fest 2019 in Nagpur

In order to encourage youth to join the Indian Air Force, Air Fest 2019, an aerial display has been planned at Nagpur on November 8 and 10, 2019 by the Head Quarters Maintenance Command. IAF recently celebrated it’s 83rd Air Force Day at Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad with a thrilling display of the metal birds from various squadrons. This year’s Air Fest will have a performance by the AkashGanga Display Team. The AkashGanga Display Team is Indian Air Force‘s […]

ZL4671, Boeing Chinook CH-47

87th Indian Air Force Day Celebrated at AFS Hindon, Ghaziabad

Indian Air Force celebrates it’s 87th Indian Air Force Day today i.e October 8, 2019. The event marks the formation of Indian Air Force back in 1954 and today completed 87 years of “Touching the Sky with Glory”. The event was well attended by a number of dignitaries and families from Air Force, Army and Navy including the veterans. The Air Force Day had a stunning aerial and ground performance by the Air Warriors who believe in the motto of […]

SB175, Sukhoi SU-30

Air-to-Air Astra Missile tested on IAF Sukhoi SU-30

Defence Research and Development Organization, recently tested the newly made Astra Missile on the Sukhoi SU-30 of Indian Air Force. The Astra has a range of 70 kms and travels at a speed of 5,555 kmph said a defence ministry statement. The missile was tracked by number of radars and sensors and was confirmed a target hit while it was tested off the Odisha Coast on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The missile has a 15kgs high-explosive pre-fragmented warhead and is capable […]