Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd plans to develop a passenger aircraft in the near future, according to HAL Chairman, Dr RK Tyagi.
Tyagi also says that the company is awaiting government approval on the formation of a new company that will take the project forward.
According to reports, the company, will be formed between HAL and NAL (National Aerospace Laboratories) and will head the project.
Tyagi recently said that a request for proposal (RFP) to develop the engine for the regional transport aircraft (RTA) will be issued soon, after 11 bidders responded to the earlier request for interest (RFI) process initiated during end of 2013.
HAL previously said the aircraft will have a 70-90-seat capacity and will debut by 2022.
In his first meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar raised the MMRCA deal with Dassault and said it would be "resolved in a fast-tracked manner". This is the second visit to India by the French defense minister in the past six months and the first since Manohar Parrikar became the defense minister
Indias top criminal investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, has closed its investigation into alleged irregularities in a $92 million contract awarded Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) to produce the Akash missile system citing lack of evidence. The CBI began its probe last May after allegations surfaced that the then Chief Managing Director Maj Gen (retd) Ravi Khetarpal, and other senior officials were involved in the irregularities in the contract
India will carry out first user trail of surface-to-surface nuclear tipped intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM) Agni-IV early next week, Indian Express newspaper reported today. “Preparation is on full swing at the Wheeler Island test facility for the scheduled test likely to be conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Indian Army on December 2
Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed new autopilot systems for the aging Avro aircraft after a supplier left the Indian Air Force unable to service the aircraft. The autopilot system will enable the plane to fly a specific route without human interference
The Indian Air Force has selected Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited (TAAL) for the life cycle upgradation of the MiG-29 fighter aircraft, the Times Of India reported Today. Pune, India based TAAL competed with Tatas, L&T and Punj Lloyd among total eight bidders
Aircraft crashes in the Indian Air Force (IAF) have shown a declining trend over the last three years. From a high of 30 in fiscal 2011-12, they have declined to 6 in 2012-13 and an equal number in 2013-14
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has won a contract estimated $176 million for supplying 14 Do-228 aircraft to the Indian Air Force. "Apart from these aircraft, the contract valued at around Rs 1090 crore includes six reserve engines, one flight simulator and associated equipment", T Suvarna Raju, chairman, HAL was quoted as saying by TOI
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