Apr 5, 2009
The Pakistan air force has taken delivery of the first of four Embraer Phenom 100 very light jets on order. The handover marks the first delivery of an Embraer type to Pakistan, where it will be used to transport government officials. The six-seat Phenom 100 has a range of 2,185km (1,180nm), which enables it to fly nonstop from Islamabad to Karachi or to Kathmandu, Nepal. Mar 30, 2009
Hindustan Aeronautics has appointed Ashok Nayak as its chairman from 1 April. He replaces Ashok Baweja, who had been at the helm of India[sup.1]s sole aircraft manufacturer for just over four years before retiring on 31 March. Nayak is a trained mechanical engineer and joined the state-owned firm as a management trainee in 1971. He was last the managing director of HAL[sup.1]s Bangalore Complex, and previously oversaw key programmes...