Category — Aviation & Aerospace
With the aim of improving capability and providing faster front-line support for over 750 engines in a range of aircraft in India, Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc launched a new defense service delivery center in Bangalore, its first outside the U.S. and U.K.
This center will deliver real-time solutions through maintenance repair and overhaul, provide first and second line of support, have field service representatives, manage the health of the fleet, manage supply chains and collaborate with the armed forces, reports Livemint. Additionally, the center will service commercial aircraft such as the C-130J, Hawk advanced jet, Embraer and Jaguar, among others.
The service delivery center will have at least 10 specialized engineers and service personnel to find localized solutions specific to India. Rolls-Royce also has over 1,600 engineers based in India who provide solutions for its global customers, Kishore Jayaraman, president, India and South Asia, said.
April 23, 2017 No Comments
New Delhi-based JetSetGo is a digital platform that provides an enterprise management tool for aircraft operators. It offers cloud-based scheduling, aircraft management, and advanced trip-pricing capabilities with an in-built marketplace for services and parts. It also provides customers the ability to compare and book private charters online with the ability to recoup cost of empty travel legs through a demand aggregation model that helps reduce charter costs.
The company either manages or has exclusive marketing contracts for 16 aircraft–ranging from Falcons to Hawkers to Challengers with 7 to 18 seats. This makes it the largest fleet in India, and the outfit operates anywhere from 4 to 20 flights a day, reports Forbes.
Kanika Tekriwal, CEO and Co-Founder of JetSetGo says, “We will soon be the only travel platform for high-end domestic travel and experiences,” she says. “Our focus is to cater to the $18 billion rapidly growing in-bound travel market and to the travel needs of India’s Ultra High Networth Individuals who are expected to triple in number in the next 5 years. They have very different travel needs, which the current ensemble of online travel companies and startups can really not cater to effectively.”
April 7, 2017 No Comments
The Mississauga, Ontario-based Magellan Aerospace announced plans to construct a manufacturing and assembly plant in India. The 140,000 sq ft building will be constructed on seven acres in the Aerospace Special Economic Zone near the Bangalore International Airport. The company provides complex assemblies for aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defense and space agencies.
Phillip Underwood, president and chief executive officer said, “Magellan’s expanding footprint in India, and increasing spectrum of capabilities, reflects the company’s commitment to provide competitive solutions for major commercial customers.”
The CDN $28 million manufacturing and assembly plant will be constructed in three phases, and Magellan plans to break ground for it in June reports Canadian Business. The unit will support the production of larger work packages for major structural assemblies, fabrications, and machined components for the global market, the company announced.
February 22, 2017 1 Comment
India‘s Space and Research Organization disclosed that it had successfully launched more than a hundred nano satellites that weighed less than 22 pounds each, in a single mission.
“All 104 satellites were successfully placed in orbit,” the space agency’s chairman, A.S. Kiran Kumar, said. These included an Indian Earth observation satellite and two small technology-demonstration satellites, as also 96 from the United States and one each from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Prime Minister Modi tweeted that the “remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation.”
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