Daily Archives: October 28, 2009

Hindustan Aeronautics to produce Boeing 777 flaperons in Bangalore

Boeing and Bangalore based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed an agreement recently for the production of flaperons for use on Boeing’s 777 series commercial jetliner. The work will be performed in HAL’s Bangalore complex. The 777 flaperons, a highly complex composite assembly is instrumental in controlling the airplane’s maneuverability in flight. Referred to as a “control surface” flaperons work both …

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India’s low fare carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo power ahead with profits

While India’s three legacy carriers Air India, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines struggle with mounting losses, the low fare carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet are making steady progress and have declared profits. (Read related SpiceJet story). Over the year the two airlines have followed similar yet distinctly different business models from each other on their path to profitability and increased market …

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