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Boeing’s CEO’s visit to India is aimed at boosting the country’s aerospace industry.!

Boeing's CEO's visit to India is aimed at boosting the country's aerospace industry.

The CEO of Boeing visited india to strengthen the country’s defence ties. As he explained, the majority of Boeing products and engineering solutions are supporting India in becoming self-sufficient and engaging its workforce, so boosting the aerospace sector.

Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace manufacturer, looks to be positioning itself as a market leader in India’s growing aircraft leasing industry. India’s civil aviation market is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing.

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The historic American business has already provided India with the C-17 Globemaster airlifter, the game-changing P8I maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, and the renowned Chinook and Apache helicopters.

Boeing is also a key competitor for the contract to supply India with 114 foreign-developed Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft and 26 deck-borne fighters. The company’s F/A-18 Super Hornet will be evaluated for Indian Navy requirements in Goa this month.

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Rafale Marine has already demonstrated its ability to operate from aircraft carriers, while Boeing will demonstrate the F/A 18 Super Hornet this month.

It was one of the first big worldwide OEMs to establish relations with Indian industry in order to access the Indian market. The increased focus on the Make in India initiative and self-reliance

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Boeing has created the Boeing India Engineering & Technology Center in Bengaluru. It’s also collaborating with Indian companies to expand MRO facilities for its civil and military aircraft fleets in India.

An honor to discuss #TeamBoeing’s commitment to India! Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun met with India’s Honourable Prime Minister @narendramodi to discuss our commitment to his #AatmanirbharBharat vision.

Calhoun highlighted our continuing efforts to strengthen India’s growing aerospace and defense industry through our investments in engineering, manufacturing and research, and the work to improve skills and grow our supplier-partner network across India and on a global scale.

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In februvary 2022 Boeing was announced ‘Boeing and Air Works Announce Strategic Collaboration for Maintenance Support of Key Defence Platforms’

Boeing announced strategic agreements with Air Works for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of two key Boeing defense platforms in India, the P-8I operated by the Indian Navy (IN) and the VIP transport fleet operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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India formalises acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft

As per the latest updates Boeing and Air Works are currently undertaking heavy maintenance checks on three P-8I long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft operated by the Indian Navy (IN) simultaneously at Air Works, Hosur. This dramatically increases the scope and scale of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) undertaken in the country and demonstrates both the companies’ commitment in helping make India Aatmanirbhar in aerospace and defence.

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What is the Boeing P-8I in the Indian Navy used for?

Boeing India and Air Works will commemorate their collaboration at the Boeing India Aatmanirbharta in Defence Conference being organized in New Delhi on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, with participation from dignitaries from the Indian Navy, Air Works Group, and other key supplier-partners.

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Safran to manufacture engines for India’s 5th gen AMCA stealth fighter

About Boeing P8

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The Boeing P-8 is a true multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft, capable of anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, as well as search and rescue. The P-8 can fly quicker and reach higher altitudes (up to 41,000 feet) (490 knots). When searching for submarines, surface boats, or search and rescue survivors, shorter transit periods minimize the size of the Area of Probability. P-8 is also intended for low-altitude flights, and it has already demonstrated its worth in humanitarian and search-and-rescue missions.

 

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Which is bigger 777x or 787 aircraft ?

Which is bigger 777x or 787 aircraft ?

The 777X is a new series of the Boeing 777 family and is designed to be larger and more efficient than its predecessor. It features two variants: the 777-8 and the 777-9, being the larger of the two.

The Boeing 777X emerges as the larger sibling within the Boeing family, representing a significant leap forward in both size and efficiency. Comprising two variants, the 777-8 and the 777-9, the latter takes the crown as the larger of the two. With its expansive fuselage and impressive wingspan, the 777X is tailored for long-range journeys and boasts a substantial passenger capacity.

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On the other hand, the Boeing 787, affectionately known as the Dreamliner, occupies a niche in the market as a smaller yet formidable aircraft designed for medium to long-range flights. Its distinguishing feature lies in its composite fuselage, a technological marvel that renders it lighter and more fuel-efficient compared to conventional aluminum counterparts. The Boeing 777X is larger than the Boeing 787 aircraft.

When it comes to passenger capacity, the 777-9 reigns supreme, typically accommodating a sizeable contingent of 400-425 passengers in its standard configuration. In contrast, the 787, with its more modest dimensions, typically carries between 240-290 passengers, depending on the variant and layout.

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One of the remarkable innovations introduced with the 777X is its folding wingtips, a feature designed to address the logistical challenges of accommodating such a large aircraft in conventional airport gates. These folding wingtips enable the 777X to retract its wings, allowing it to fit into gates designed for smaller aircraft while still reaping the benefits of an extended wingspan during flight, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency and operational flexibility

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China Secures Production Certificate for Mass Production of Pilotless eVTOL Aircraft

China Secures Production Certificate for Mass Production of Pilotless eVTOL Aircraft
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The first passenger-carrying pilotless electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in the world, the EH216-S, has received the Production Certificate for its eVTOL aircraft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

This is a significant milestone for EHang Holdings Limited, the leading UAM technology platform company in the world. This outstanding accomplishment is another big step towards mass manufacturing for the eVTOL aircraft and the ensuing commercial operations, building on the ground-breaking acquisition of the Type Certificate and the Standard Airworthiness Certificate for the EH216-S.

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The PC is a crucial certificate that the aircraft maker receives from the CAAC, the country’s aviation authority. By obtaining this certificate, EHang has demonstrated that it has set up a quality management system for mass production that satisfies the airworthiness regulation standards set forth by the CAAC, and the company has been given permission to continue producing mass quantities.

It is also a strong guarantee of the calibre of the goods made by EHang. Raw materials, supplier management, manufacturing organisation, production quality control, aircraft pre-delivery test, after-sales repair and maintenance, etc. are all included in the mass production quality management system for the EH216-S.

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To ensure that every aircraft and its components that roll off the production line strictly adhere to the approved type design and safety requirements, the system sets clear guidelines and documentation for every step in the production procedure. This ensures comprehensive traceability and safety control.

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Four Airbus A380 Superjumbos lined up to be scrapped

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In a strategic move aimed at reclaiming valuable resources from the iconic Airbus A380 aircraft, VAS Aero Services and Dr. Peters Group have announced a significant collaboration.

This partnership marks a milestone in aviation logistics and aftermarket services, with four of these colossal planes slated for teardown and redistribution of used serviceable material (USM).

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The venture between VAS Aero Services, renowned for its expertise in aircraft dismantlement, and Dr. Peters Group, a prominent Germany-based investment fund management firm, underscores a commitment to sustainable aviation practices. This isn’t their first foray into scrapping A380s; their successful partnership has already seen the dismantlement of these aircraft, making them pioneers in this niche.

Under the agreement, the latest consignment brings the tally to eight A380s entrusted to VAS by Dr. Peters Group. Managing Director Christian Mailly of Dr. Peters Group emphasized the trust placed in VAS, citing their unparalleled capabilities in dismantlement and aftermarket sales network. It’s a strategic move in response to the growing demand for quality USM parts, particularly with the resurgence in reliance on the A380.

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Notably, the teardown process will be carried out at various locations, optimizing the positioning of harvested parts to cater to different markets. While some parts will be positioned in Europe to support operators in the region and the Middle East, others will remain in the Asia-Pacific region. This meticulous strategy ensures efficient access to spare parts, benefiting MROs and airlines across these markets.

The decision to retire these A380s comes at a time when operators are reassessing fleet strategies amidst evolving market dynamics. Despite initial plans for quick retirement due to the emergence of more fuel-efficient alternatives, factors such as a rebound in long-haul demand and delays in new widebody deliveries have prompted operators to reconsider. The A380, with its unique capacity and capabilities, presents a practical solution for short-term capacity management.

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