Aircraft

Center could set stricter rules for unmanned aircraft systems

In the context of the drone attack on the Indian Air Force base in Jammu, the Ministry of Civil Aviation could potentially consider tightening existing regulations for unmanned aircraft systems, government officials said. Two explosive devices were dropped from a drone at Jammu Air Base on Sunday in the first …

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Japan embarks on race for supersonic passenger planes

Leading Japanese engineering companies are combining their resources with the Japanese space agency to design a 50-passenger supersonic jet. According to Nikkei Asia, the new public-private initiative, Japan Supersonic Research, was announced on Wednesday. Members of the consortia are IHI, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Subaru and Japan Aircraft …

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Another Boeing-Airbus tanker war is coming

WASHINGTON – Boeing and Airbus could find themselves clashing as early as next year to supply air refueling planes to the US Air Force, rekindling a bitter battle between Boeing’s KC-46 and the A330 Multi Role Tanker Airbus transport. The Air Force on Tuesday issued a request for information regarding …

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