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Meet India’s first jetpack suit for defense.

Meet India's first jetpack suit for defense.

According to a recent article by Eurasian Times, the Indian Army is apparently considering giving soldiers jet pack suits for border defense against China and Pakistan. The “Iron Man” suits could serve as an aerial surveillance platform and be used in semi-urban and urban conflict scenarios.

The jetpack on display at AeroIndia 2023 demonstrated the product design stage. These jetpacks will actually be able to be flown in minimal suite form in the coming days.

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What is Jetpack? How it works.

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A jetpack is a tool that provides propulsion through tiny jets of gas or liquid, allowing a person to fly or levitate. Jetpacks are normally worn on the back, and users can operate them with their hands or by moving their bodies.

There are several different kinds of jetpacks, including those that are propelled by air or water. The user of a water jetpack is propelled into the air by a high-pressure stream of water, which is frequently employed for recreational purposes. On the other hand, air jetpacks, which are frequently utilized for industrial or military applications, generate thrust using compressed air.

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The Jetpack suit has been tested by the British Royal Navy.

One of the companies that produced the jetpack is Gravity Industries, which has also suggested commercial partnerships with a variety of businesses, including those providing defense and firefighting services as well as those used in sports. Recently, the device was also tested by the British Navy. Sources claim that Gravity is selling the jetpack for $440,000, though this price may vary in the future.

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Many are currently working on the Jetpack-style suit, which will revolutionize the defense sector. Currently, an Indian company also intends to create such devices locally.

However, in places with thick vegetation and strong winds, their efficacy might be constrained. Gravity Industries, a British company, showed off its jet pack suits to the Army Borne Training School. The suits are propelled by five gas turbines that produce over 1,000 horsepower and have a top speed of over 60 kilometers per hour.

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Although they have been around for a while, jetpacks are still regarded as being in the early stages of development. Due to restrictions on their flight time, range, and safety, they are mostly employed for entertainment or novelty purposes instead of as a practical mode of transportation.

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IndiGo beats Southwest Airlines to Become world’s largest airline by market cap

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India’s aviation giant, IndiGo, has soared to new heights, surpassing the renowned US-based Southwest Airlines to claim the title of the world’s third most valuable airline, as per Bloomberg data released on Wednesday.

The surge in IndiGo’s market capitalization, fueled by a remarkable 4.73% jump in its share price to Rs 3,806, catapulted its market value to $17.605 billion, edging past Southwest’s $17.333 billion market cap.

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IndiGo’s strategic plans for expansion further solidify its position in the global aviation landscape. With intentions to add 10 new destinations to its network in the fiscal year 2025, the airline anticipates a substantial increase in capacity and passenger growth, aiming for a gross addition of over one aircraft per week during the same period.

Such ambitious endeavors, coupled with a burgeoning demand for travel attributed to tourism and a stable oil price environment, have contributed to the surge in IndiGo’s stock prices. Analysts at InterGlobe Securities attribute indigo partners airlines upward trajectory to several factors, including the operational challenges faced by competitor Vistara and the burgeoning appetite for travel among Indian households.

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The rise in income has elevated air travel to a lifestyle staple, with leisure holidays becoming increasingly prevalent. indigo partners As the holiday season approaches, airports across the nation are bracing for heightened activity, promising sustained momentum for IndiGo in the months ahead.

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Air India Cabin Crew Voices Fabric Issues in new uniforms

Air India Cabin Crew Voices Fabric Issues in new uniforms

Air India’s much-anticipated cabin crew uniforms, designed by renowned fashion icon Manish Malhotra and unveiled with ceremony last December, have encountered a setback.

The airline’s cabin crew, who initially donned the stylish attire on the carrier’s A350 aircraft, have voiced grievances regarding the quality of the fabric. Reports suggest that concerns have arisen over issues such as fast-fading colors, casting a shadow over the otherwise celebrated launch of the new uniforms.

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Despite the initial excitement surrounding their debut, the practicality and durability of the fabric have come under scrutiny. In response to the feedback received from its cabin crew members, Air India is poised to address the fabric-related issues promptly. Sources indicate that the airline is gearing up to commence production for all cabin crew uniforms, ensuring that the concerns raised are duly taken into account.

An Air India spokesperson in a statement to PTI, confirming the forthcoming measures, stated that the production program for over 8,000 cabin crew members will kick off within a week’s time. The spokesperson reassured that steps are being taken to rectify the fabric issues and ensure that the new uniforms meet the expected standards of quality and durability.

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The new uniform will subsequently be distributed to the crew, aligned with the transition of Air India’s flagship A350 to long-haul international service in the coming months,” the spokesperson added.

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British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy opens for new applications

British Airways’ Speedbird Pilot Academy opens for new applications

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the airline will start the application window for its fully financed Speedbird Pilot Academy cadet programme, which will run for second year. 

This comes after an extraordinary response to its first year intake, where more than 20,000 applications were received for just 100 places. Aiming to level the playing field and remove the previously prohibitive cost barrier of individuals having to pay for their own training, the Speedbird Pilot Academy initiative is part of the airline’s £7 billion investment across the business.

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Simon Cheadle, Director of Flight Operations at British Airways, stated: “We’re quite proud to be able to give more people access to a career in aviation through this programme.”

“We are glad to provide this opportunity to many talented individuals who simply need a little assistance to fulfil their dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot. We know this from the tremendous response and high calibre of applications we had in the first year of Speedbird Pilot Academy.

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“Our investment in this programme will help to ensure our future generation of pilots for years to come. We want to continue attracting the best flying talent.” Candidates will be able to apply for up to 100 places on the programme – that will see the approximate £100,000 cost of their training covered entirely by the airline – through the British Airways careers site from April 16, 2024.

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