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India terminates the VVIP chopper deal with Augusta Westland

Right in the wake of the departure of former Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne and appointment of Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, the Ministry of Defense has announced the termination of the scandalous VVIP helicopter deal for 12 Augusta Westland AW101 helicopters. The 560 million euro deal was put on hold last February after allegations that several top politicians and …

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Abu Dhabi aviation signs LOI for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft

By BA StaffBombardier Aerospace announced that Abu Dhabi Aviation, based in Abu Dhabi, has signed a Letter of Intent for two Q400 NextGen aircraft. The airline is a long time Bombardier Q-Series aircraft customer. Based on the list price, the potential contract value for Abu Dhabi Aviation’s transaction, covering two Q400 NextGen aircraft, would be approximately $70 million US. Abu …

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Boeing delivers Royal Canadian Air Force’s fifth CH-147F Chinook helicopter

Boeing has delivered the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fifth CH-147F Chinook helicopter. Steve Parker, Boeing director of International Chinook Programs and Canada CH-147F program manager said “The Canadian Chinook is one of the most advanced military cargo helicopters ever delivered to the global market, and Boeing has executed the program on or ahead of schedule for every major milestone …

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Two customers sign up for the VIP version of Eurocopter’s EC175 twin-engine, medium-class helicopter

By BA Staff VIP cabin interior. Image courtesy Eurocopter. Eurocopter has signed two customers for the VIP version of its EC175, with these bookings coming only six months after the twin-engine, medium-class helicopter was introduced to the upper-end market with a specially designed elegant and luxurious interior. The two firm orders were announced by Eurocopter today at the U.K. Helitech …

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Opinion: DGCA fiasco highlights need to resolve conflicts of interests in civil aviation ministry

The abrupt removal of India’s chief civil aviation regulator, the Director General of Civil Aviation, Mr. E.K. Bharat Bhushan, earlier this month, once again brings forth the cross-workings within the ministry of civil aviation, caused by contradictory roles, many of which are driven by political agendas, and the urgent need to re-structure this mammoth ministry to correct the malaise. Indian …

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