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Officials called the successful test flight of the hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV) a significant leap in indigenous defence technologies. (HT Photo/DRDO)

Mach 6, over 30km in 20 seconds: India test fires hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 03:24 PM IST
The HSTDV, based on hypersonic propulsion technologies, has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
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NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell(Getty Images)
NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell(Getty Images)

‘A work in progress’: NASA unveils its first electric airplane

By Reuters | EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Adapted from a Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 has been under development since 2015 and remains at least a year away from its first test flight in the skies over Edward Air Force Base.
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Debris recovered so far of he Pawan Hans helicopter carrying seven people, including five senior Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) officials, which crashed off Mumbai’s coast .(Hindustan Times)
Debris recovered so far of he Pawan Hans helicopter carrying seven people, including five senior Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) officials, which crashed off Mumbai’s coast .(Hindustan Times)

Lapses caused Pawan Hans crash: Report

By Neha LM Tripathi | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 01:36 AM IST
The Dauphin SA365N3 helicopter operated by state-owned Pawan Hans Limited was flying towards an oil rig on Bombay High when it crashed into the Arabian sea around 30 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast. Both pilots and five officials of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) who were on the copter were killed.
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Boeing has suspended a test on its new long-haul 777X aircraft, the company said Friday, a setback that comes as it battles to rebound from the crisis surrounding the 737 MAX.(REUTERS)
Boeing has suspended a test on its new long-haul 777X aircraft, the company said Friday, a setback that comes as it battles to rebound from the crisis surrounding the 737 MAX.(REUTERS)

Boeing suspends test on long-haul 777X aircraft

By Agence France-Presse | New York
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 07:19 AM IST
The 777X was originally scheduled to take off on its first test flight this summer. That date has been postponed until early 2020 by Boeing, due to problems with its General Electric engine.
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Boeing finishes software update for grounded airliner

By Associated Press | New York
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Aviation regulators still have more questions about how pilots interact with the plane’s controls under different circumstances, and Boeing says it is providing that information.
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Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix(REUTERS)
Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix(REUTERS)

Boeing conducts final test flight of 737 MAX with software fix

By Agence-France-Presse | Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 01:18 PM IST
Investigators have zeroed in on the system as a factor behind the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes in October and in March respectively, killing nearly 350 people in totalWashington
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It is designed to carry into space, and drop, a rocket that would in turn ignite to deploy satellites.(AFP)
It is designed to carry into space, and drop, a rocket that would in turn ignite to deploy satellites.(AFP)

World’s largest plane makes first test flight, can drop satellites from space

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 08:55 AM IST
It is supposed to provide a more flexible way to deploy satellites than vertical takeoff rockets because this way all you need is a long runway for takeoff.
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A view of ISRO's GSLV-MkIII D2 mission carrying high throughput communication satellite GSAT-29 set to be launched from the second launch pad in the spaceport, in Sriharikota.(PTI)
A view of ISRO's GSLV-MkIII D2 mission carrying high throughput communication satellite GSAT-29 set to be launched from the second launch pad in the spaceport, in Sriharikota.(PTI)

ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-29 to provide high-speed connectivity in remote areas of India; launch today

By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 12:30 PM IST
Marking ISRO’s fifth launch for the current year, GSAT-29 carries high throughput communication transponders in the Ka and Ku bands which can expand high-speed data transfer in the remote areas of India.
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Resembling a helicopter, Volocopter’s electric air taxis take off and land vertically. They are based on drone technology and can fly two people for around 30 kilometres.(Bloomberg/File Photo)
Resembling a helicopter, Volocopter’s electric air taxis take off and land vertically. They are based on drone technology and can fly two people for around 30 kilometres.(Bloomberg/File Photo)

Test flights of driverless hover-taxi in Singapore next year

By Press Trust of India | Singapore
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 03:56 PM IST
Test flights of a driverless hover-taxi will take place in Singapore next year, a German aviation firm said, the latest innovation to offer an escape from Asia’s monster traffic jams.
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ISRO said the five-hour countdown was smooth. The crew escape system along with the simulated crew module with a mass of 12.6 tonne, lifted off at 7 am at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(PTI/Picture for representation)
ISRO said the five-hour countdown was smooth. The crew escape system along with the simulated crew module with a mass of 12.6 tonne, lifted off at 7 am at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(PTI/Picture for representation)

ISRO conducts first escape test for India’s manned mision to space

By Malavika Vyawahare | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 10:46 PM IST
The crew escape system is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort.
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Forensic experts examine the debris of a Beechcraft King Air C90 turboprop aircraft that crashed in Old Malik Estate in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, on June 28, 2018.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Forensic experts examine the debris of a Beechcraft King Air C90 turboprop aircraft that crashed in Old Malik Estate in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, on June 28, 2018.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Mumbai plane crash: Families question how aircraft was allowed to fly

By Hardik Anand and Agencies | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Officials at Juhu aerodrome, where the aircraft that crashed in Ghatkopar was undergoing repairs by Indamer Aviation Pvt. Ltd, said it was in a poor condition when it was brought to Mumbai.
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