Over 80 potential suppliers from India and abroad participated at Hindustan Aeronautics LimitedH(AL)’s 5th Global Vendors’ Meet held on Tuesday.
In his inaugural address, HAL Chairman T Suvarna Raju said, “HAL is looking to produce 100 basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 soon once spin tests are completed in the coming months. On rotary wing segment, our efforts are on to achieve basic certification of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) by the middle of 2018.”
Raju outlined HAL’s key achievements and progress made on important projects and impressed upon the vendors to participate in various projects for mutual benefit.
“Given our large number of platforms with Indian Defence Forces, we remain committed to increase the scope of work to our vendors to ensure success of our programs,” he added.
The vendors were updated on HAL’s procurement procedures and improvements made by HAL towards ease of doing business. Presentations were made on variety of subjects such as e-procurement, supply-chain management challenges etc.
HAL has mandate from the Indian MoD to manufacture 100 turbo-prop basic trainers and it in the running to supply an unspecified number of LUH.