LCA simulator ready

For visitors wanting an up-close, personal hands-on feel of the country’s LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) that dazzles the sky, there awaits the simulator, on ground, to provide them that enthralling experience. Aero India 2013 has three simulators set up by Russia, France and India; two though will be closed for the general public. The only ...

Russia buys HAL-made radar computers

Russia’s Irkut Corporation has confirmed a contract to buy 34 sets each of the flight-critical radar computer I and II made by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., a statement said. The contract, firmed up during the ongoing Aero India 2013, is worth Rs. 65 crore and the radars will be delivered from January 2014 onwards from HAL’s ...

HAL’s Rudra Heads Helicopter Showings at Aero India

Helicopters were much in the news at the Aero India show this week. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) showed the armed version of its advanced light helicopter (ALH) called “Rudra.” The company’s light combat helicopter (LCH) was also on show, and so was an armed Mil-17V5. The Indian Navy’s new multi-role helicopter (MRH) requirement also attracted ...

HAL Unveils New Glass Cockpit for Do-228

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been demonstrating its latest upgrades for the Dornier 228 twin turboprop at this week’s Aero India show in Bangalore. On display for the first time is a new glass cockpit developed by the Indian company in partnership with Germany-based M/s Dornier. This is part of an upgrade package for the ...

Indian air force chief slams HAL trainers

The Indian air force’s most senior officer has cast further doubt on the future of the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) HTT-40 basic trainer, and also criticised the company’s HJT-36 Sitara jet trainer during a media briefing at the Aero India show. Although bad relations between HAL and its biggest customer, the Indian air force, have been ...

Sarang still draw admiring oohs and aahs

Bangalore: A second stint with the only military helicopter aerobatics team in the world has been different for Squadron Leader S. Pandey. Having served three years in the initial team of Sarang, the premier aerobatics team of the Indian Air Force, when it was formed in 2003 with three Advanced Light Helicopter to the now ...

HAL’s Rudra Heads Helicopter Showings at Aero India

Helicopters were much in the news at the Aero India show this week. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) showed the armed version of its advanced light helicopter (ALH) called “Rudra.” The company’s light combat helicopter (LCH) was also on show, and so was an armed Mil-17V5. The Indian Navy’s new multi-role helicopter (MRH) requirement also attracted ...

Indigenously – manufactured aircraft stole the show at Aero India 2013

Unlike the past few editions that were dominated by aircraft from nations vying for the medium multi role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contract, the opening session of this year saw the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, AWACS, Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and the ZM-1 along with the vintage Tiger Moth perform some aerobatic stunts. The much-maligned ...

HAL to Foray Into Civil Aviation, Aero-Engine Making Biz

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited would foray into the civil aviation sector and aero-engine making business where it sees huge opportunities, besides designing, developing and manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles, its Chairman R K Tyagi said today. He said the Director General of Civil Aviation had yesterday handed over civil certification to HAL Ozar airport, Nashik, which ...

Honeywell tenders for Jaguar engine upgrade

New Delhi is considering a proposal from Honeywell to upgrade the engines of 125 Sepecat and Hindustan Aeronautics-built Jaguar strike aircraft, after issuing a sole-source request for proposals (RFP) in late 2012. Honeywell recently submitted a bid for 270 F125IN powerplants to the Indian defence ministry, says an industry source at the Aero India show. ...