Industries in the UK would be interested to partner in the Regional Civil Aircraft program with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Some of the key representatives from UK industries such as ADS Group, Aircraft Research Association, Cobham, Cranfield University, Meggitt, Rolls Royce, Stirling Dynamics, Ultra Controls, UTAS, and UKIBC were present in the meeting.
“Many more who are not present in this meeting would be interested to be part of this project”, said Carole Sweeney, Director of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) during a business meeting at Farnborough Airshow. She welcomed HAL’s idea of holding a technical workshop on the subject in near future to understand the subject in detail.
R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL, Chairman, said soon RFP would be issued for the engine of the aircraft as 11 bidders have already responded to the recent RFI issued for the 70-90 seater civil aircraft engine. The aircraft would be manufactured in India with an expected roll-out by 2022. The UK industries will have their opportunities, he added.
T. Suvarna Raju, Director, D&D of HAL gave the outline of the project. “In the initial period we expect around 400 aircraft to be produced. This is conservative estimate and the potential is much more considering that India has 450 airstrips and more cities would be linked with air travel in future,” he added.
HAL and National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) have taken the lead to build this aircraft on PPP model. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is being formed by HAL and NAL to steer this project.
The UK has barred Russian delegates from the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow due to its actions in Ukraine. Several Russian government officials were refused visas from the UK's Foreign office preventing them from attending the industry air show
Irkut along with its Russian and other foreign partners will present MC-21 program at At the Farnborough International Airshow 2014. The display in a specialized pavilion reflects the transition of the program from the design to the production stage
F-35B will not be displaying at the Farnborough Air Show on Monday 14 July. F-35 may still make it to Farnborough later this week
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland will exhibit eight helicopters from its commercial and military helicopters at Farnborough International Air Show. Military helicopters displayed will include a mock-up of the AW169M light intermediate class helicopter, the naval variant of the AW159, the brand new multi-role AW149 and an AW101 that will soon be delivered to the Italian Air Force
India will increase foreign direct investment (FDI) in defense from 26% to 49% to attract international companies to set up manufacturing units in India. However, the move disappointed many industry analysts who were expecting up to 74% FDI
Indian Navy will receive its first indigenous P15A, Kolkata class destroyer today. The destroyer completed delivery acceptance trails (DAT) and will be commissioned soon
General Dynamics has won a $5.7billion contract to supply British Army with 589 SCOUT SV platform armored cavalry by 2020
In his first Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting earlier this week, Defense Minister Arun Jaitley cleared proposals for the replacement of Indian Air Forces Avro transport aircraft fleet, supply of Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv for the Coast Guard and Navy at US $1.2 billion and the US $1
Russia is unwilling to provide technology transfer of the Smerch multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to India, Tribune News reported. The finance ministry has refused to import the same rockets
Saab Begins Production of USAF T-7A’s Aft Fuselage
GA-ASI Demos Multi-Domain Operations Using Gray Eagle ER Drone
Boeing 737 MAX To Resume Operations in Mid-2020
F-35 Sensors Aid Army’s IAMD Battle Command Systems To Engage Multiple Aerial...
Algeria In Talks With Russia for a Dozen Su-57 Jets
Junked Railway Rake Mistook for Indian ICBM
France “Obstructing” Turkey-Eurosam Missile Defence System Project: Turkish Official
Turkey All But Gives up on F-35 Jet Deal, Seeks Alternatives
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...