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Government approves Air India-SATS joint venture

The Indian Government yesterday gave post-facto approval to the formation of following Joint Venture Companies (JVC) between the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) which is the combined Air India and Indian Airlines entity, but branded Air India now, and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS). The joint venture companies are more commonly referred to AI-SATS or Air India-SATS: For …

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Eurofighter Typoon thrust vectoring engine proposed for Tejas LCA

Eurojet is to propose a thrust-vectoring version of the Eurofighter Typhoon’s EJ200 powerplant to meet India’s requirement for up to 150 engines to equip the first squadrons of its indigenously developed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The Aeronautical Development Agency – which is leading development of the Tejas – is expected to issue a request for proposals in the next …

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Singapore Airlines to park 17 aircraft, announces massive global capacity cuts, India services hit hard

Singapore Airlines (SIA) on the most profitable airlines in the world, announced today further route adjustments as part of the 11 per cent reduction of capacity from April 2009 to March 2010. While Bangalore remains unaffected, for now, most other gateways of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad have already been or are being affected by this latest …

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India domestic airline passengers remain flat in January 2009

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation reported that the domestic airline passenger traffic in January 2009 has remained virtually unchanged at 3.326 million when compared to 3.323 million in December 2008. Kingfisher took the top spot from Jet group (Jet Airways and JetLite), with 0.919 million passengers and 28% market share. The steep fare cuts and sales announced by airlines …

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