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HAL awarded Raksha Mantri’s awards

HAL awarded Raksha Mantri’s awards

HAL has bagged Raksha Mantri’s awards under the categories of ‘Excellence in Performance’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Indigenisation and Design Efforts’ and ‘Best Performing Division’. The award for ‘Excellence in Performance for the year 2015-16’ was received by Mr T Suvarna Raju, CMD-HAL along with Mr V M Chamola, Dir (HR) and Mr C V Ramana Rao Dir(Fin)-HAL… Read more »

Source: HAL, 14-Jun-17

Second prototype HAL Light Utility Helicopter makes first flight

Second prototype HAL Light Utility Helicopter makes first flight

On the heels of maiden flight of HTT-40 (PT-2), HAL carried out first flight of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)-PT-2 on May 22, 2017 at its facility in Bengaluru. The chopper was flown by Chief Test Pilot Wing Cdr(Retd) Unni K Pillai and Test Pilot Wing Cdr (Retd) Anil Bhambhani.  The flight duration was about 22… Read more »

Source: HAL, 29-May-17

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Presidential Approval for Indo-Russian JV

Presidential Approval for Indo-Russian JV

President Vladimir Putin has finally given his approval for an Indo-Russian joint venture for the production of 200 Kamov military helicopters. The deal, signed in 2015 for $1 billion, is between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport. They have yet to sign the MoU, reports Press Trust of India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-17

Saab and HAL sign technology transfer agreement

Saab and HAL sign technology transfer agreement

Announced at Aero India 2017, the contract – valued at ZAR112 million (USD8.5 million) – will see the transfer of technology for in-country maintenance of Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) system in India. IDAS has been selected as the electronic warfare (EW) self-protection system for Indian Air Force and Indian Army Aviation Corps variants… Read more »

Source: Saab, 17-Feb-17

Indian Defence Minister Unveils Full Scale Mock-up of HAL’s Indian Multi Role Helicopter

Indian Defence Minister Unveils Full Scale Mock-up of HAL’s Indian Multi Role Helicopter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Asia’s largest aerospace and defence major emerged as a show stopper during the inaugural day of the 11th edition of Aero India inaugurated by the Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar at Yelahanka today. Mr Parrikar unveiled the full scale mock-up of Indian Mutli Role Helicopter (IMRH) in the presence of Goa… Read more »

Source: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, 16-Feb-17

India and Russian Joint Venture Documents in Final Stages

India and Russian Joint Venture Documents in Final Stages

Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters and HAL have come together to form a Joint Venture in creating a light weigh multi-role Ka-226T. The agreement contract will take another two months as they still need formal registration between Russia and India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the intergovernmental agreement in December of 2015, reports India Times.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-17

Mock-up of Indian Multi Role Helicopter to debut at Aero India

Mock-up of Indian Multi Role Helicopter to debut at Aero India

HAL’s key indigenous products HTT-40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft), first indigenously upgraded Hawk Mk132, named as Hawk-i, Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) and Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will fly at the 11th edition of the Aero India 2017 scheduled from February 14 -18, 2017.  “HAL is geared-up to display recent advancements in fixed and rotary wing segments”,… Read more »

Source: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, 14-Feb-17

Indian Army Retires Chetak and Cheetah Fleet

Indian Army Retires Chetak and Cheetah Fleet

The Indian Army is retiring their ageing fleet after recent accidents. They will be retiring their Chetak and Cheetah platforms and replacing them with 40 Dhruv LUHs and 200 Kamov Ka-226T “Hoodlum” helicopters. They also plan for 140 units to be built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited who will be partnering with Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jan-17

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Dhruv Interested in EASA Certification

Dhruv Interested in EASA Certification

HAL Dhruv is currently looking into getting a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification after selling the three remaining helicopters that are left after their fleet was grounded in 2015. The grounding was due to four crashes between 2009 and 2014. The Dhruv helicopters now feature anti-resonance vibration isolation systems, a hinge-less main rotor, full… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

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Nepal Holds Helicopter Conference

Nepal Holds Helicopter Conference

An International Military Helicopter Conference will be held in Nepal, this coming January. Millennium Post reports that Hindustan Aeronautics LTD will not being joining. The 1950 peace treaty has ensured that India and Nepal have been able to work together amicably, but the conference will put the treaty in danger. Not only do they plan… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

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New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

The Indian Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), yesterday in Goa, southwest India. This Joint Venture will support helicopter engines operated by national and international operators from a 1,000 sqm office and a 3,800 sqm shop facility. This new… Read more »

Source: Safran, 26-Oct-16

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Russia and India sign Ka226 production agreement

Russia and India sign Ka226 production agreement

The signing of the agreement on creation of the joint venture is part of the Russian-Indian summit, which is taking place in the Indian state of Goa today.  For Russia, the agreement was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev and the head of Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaikin. Both Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport are part of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 18-Oct-16

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HAL conducts first flight of indigenous LUH

HAL conducts first flight of indigenous LUH

Achieving yet another significant milestone, HAL conducted a technical flight of indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in Bengaluru, today.  The helicopter lifted at 1210 hours and was in the air for 15 minutes at HAL facilities.  The flawless flight was carried out by HAL test pilots. This event marks an important and significant beginning for… Read more »

Source: HAL, 23-Sep-16

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Safran-powered Indian LUH completes first flight

Safran-powered Indian LUH completes first flight

The first flight of Safran’s Ardiden 1U engine, powering the Indian LUH (Light Utility Helicopter), took place on 6 September in Bangalore. LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multipurpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL). The Ardiden 1U met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight. “This flight marks a major milestone… Read more »

Source: Safran, 23-Sep-16

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Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have agreed to establish, in India, a support centre for national and international rotorcraft customers. The joint venture will be opened in the coming months. This new centre will provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Safran, 12-Jul-16

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HAL Conferred with SCOPE Excellence Award

HAL Conferred with SCOPE Excellence Award

HAL has been conferred with ‘SCOPE Excellence Award’ for outstanding contribution to the Public Sector Management. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, presented the prestigious award to Mr. T Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL on Public Sector Day celebrations held at Delhi yesterday. On receiving the award, Mr. Raju said, “Bestowal of SCOPE Excellence Award validates the work… Read more »

Source: HAL, 13-Apr-16

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HAL and Pawan Hans to establish maintenance JV in Delhi

HAL and Pawan Hans to establish maintenance JV in Delhi

HAL and Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL) signed an MoU to establish a Joint Venture at Rohini (Delhi) to carry-out the maintenance work related to all types of helicopters and address the needs of defence and civil markets in India and other countries at a program held at the ongoing India Aviation-2016 at Hyderabad today. Mr. Ashok… Read more »

Source: HAL, 21-Mar-16

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Russian Helicopters and HAL working on new Ka226 external design

Russian Helicopters and HAL working on new Ka226 external design

The agreement on the joint work in helicopter engineering between the two countries’ governments was signed during the official visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Moscow last December. Around 200 Ka-226T helicopters and derivative models are to be built under the agreement. Sixty machines are to be manufactured in Russia and the remainder… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 16-Feb-16

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Indian Prime Minister lays foundation stone of HAL helicopter facility

Indian Prime Minister lays foundation stone of HAL helicopter facility

Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for HAL’s new Helicopter Manufacturing Facility at BiderehallaKaval, Gubbi Taluk, Tumakuru, about 100 km from Bengaluru here today. “With this, the small village has come on the world-map as it would be manufacturing machines that would protect the country. It is no ordinary facility as the… Read more »

Source: HAL, 04-Jan-16

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HAL runs new helicopter engine for first time

HAL runs new helicopter engine for first time

The inaugural run of the core of 25 kN indigenous Aero Engine (Hindustan Turbo Fan Engine – HTFE 25), was successfully completed in the presence of Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar  at HAL’s Engine Division here today. He also launched the design and development project of Hindustan Turbo Shaft Engine (HTSE-1200) which can be used… Read more »

Source: HAL, 15-Dec-15

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HAL encourages indigenous technology as core to aerospace growth

HAL encourages indigenous technology as core to aerospace growth

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) organized a national seminar on “Indigenous Technology Base for Growth of Aerospace Ecosystem” by bringing together various stakeholders in aerospace on a common platform as part of its 75 year celebrations, today, here at Dr.V M Ghatge Convention Centre. “This seminar is an opportune mechanism for creating a confluence of knowledge… Read more »

Source: HAL, 07-Dec-15

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HAL boss Raju wins CEO of the Year award

HAL boss Raju wins CEO of the Year award

Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL has been conferred with Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award -2015 in the Central Public Sector category by the Indian Institute of Materials Management at its national convention held at Vadodara today. The award is in recognition of Mr. Raju’s outstanding achievements, contribution to the industry and the… Read more »

Source: HAL, 01-Dec-15

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India – HAL inches LCH closer to certification

India – HAL inches LCH closer to certification

Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) completed performance trials paving way for finalization of basic configuration. The Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar, visited HAL’s helicopter complex here today and had a detailed look on advanced features and armament fit of LCH prototypes. “LCH is the only attack helicopter which can operate above 10000 – 12000 feet altitude… Read more »

Source: HAL, 19-Oct-15

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Ecuador terminates links with HAL after four Dhruv accidents

Ecuador terminates links with HAL after four Dhruv accidents

The Ecuador Government has announced that it has terminated links with Hindustan Aeronautics, from whom they bought seven Dhruv helicopters.  Between October 2009 and January 2015, four of these seven were written off in accidents, one fatal accounting for three lives.  See full story See HeliHub.com accident records for Dhruv helicopters in Ecuador

18-Oct-15

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Construction of new HAL helicopter plant at Gubbi Taluk to start soon

Construction of new HAL helicopter plant at Gubbi Taluk to start soon

Bidarehalla Kaval, a small village in Gubbi taluk of Tumakuru district, will soon transform into a township buzzing with activity as work on the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Helicopter Complex there is likely to start soon. See Full Story

Source: The New Indian Express, 30-Sep-15

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HAL plans LCH weapons trials

HAL plans LCH weapons trials

India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is now eyeing weapon-based trials with its fourth technology demonstrator, TD-4. The weapon firing trials are planned for the middle of 2016.  See full story

Source: HAL, 21-Sep-15

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HAL Completes Hot & High Trials of LCH

HAL Completes Hot & High Trials of LCH

HAL successfully carried out the hot and the high-altitude trials of indigenously designed, developed attack chopper Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at Leh recently. “These seasonal trials – including cold weather trials carried out at Leh during February this year – have been completed as part of the certification process. The flight trials at Leh have… Read more »

Source: HAL, 04-Sep-15

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HAL Completes Hot Weather Flight Trials of LCH

HAL Completes Hot Weather Flight Trials of LCH

HAL’s indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) attained a milestone by successfully completing the hot weather flight trials for a nearly one week at Jodhpur recently. “Test flights were carried out in the temperature range of 39 to 42 degree Celsius. These were done with the involvement of customer pilots from Indian Air… Read more »

Source: HAL, 29-Jun-15

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29-Jun-15 HAL Chetak Ramachandrapuram, India

Precautionary landing due to suspected engine problem.  Engineers checked it over and it returned to base at INS Dega the same evening

29-Jun-15

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HAL to support Indian customers of Turbomeca

HAL to support Indian customers of Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran), and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have signed, at the Paris Air Show, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish in India a joint venture to support customers in India as well as some others of different countries. This joint venture will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul for Turbomeca and HAL engines installed on… Read more »

Source: Turbomecca, 18-Jun-15

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HAL-BEL sign MoU for sharing expertise in avionics

HAL-BEL sign MoU for sharing expertise in avionics

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed an MoU yesterday (June 4, 2015) in Bengaluru, to share their expertise in design, development, engineering and manufacturing to developand produce advanced airborne communication equipment to meet therequirement of the defence services. Quarterly review of the MoU will beheld under the Chairmanship of Director (R&D)-BEL… Read more »

Source: HAL, 09-Jun-15

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HAL Dhruv completes noise tests for EASA certification

HAL Dhruv completes noise tests for EASA certification

As part of a process to acquire certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Advance Light Helicopter-Dhruv, HAL carried out noise measurement flight trials at Mysuru airport recently in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The EASA representatives witnessed the entire flight test and preliminary analysis of the recorded noise data,… Read more »

Source: HAL, 22-May-15

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HAL Chief Calls for Indigenisation of Advance Materials for Success of Aerospace Industry in India

HAL Chief Calls for Indigenisation of Advance Materials for Success of Aerospace Industry in India

The indigenisation of the advance materials is a key to the aerospace manufacturing in India. When it comes to aerospace raw material be it aluminium, titanium, plastics or composites there is wide capability gap in the country and therefore industries especially in private sector must come forward to boost aerospace manufacturing in the country”, said… Read more »

Source: HAL, 15-May-15

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HAL begins feasibility report for Goa helicopter plant

HAL begins feasibility report for Goa helicopter plant

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has started a feasibility study to set up a helicopter manufacturing unit in Goa. See Full Story

Source: TOI, 06-May-15

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HAL renews Saab contract for Dhruv Self-protection Systems

HAL renews Saab contract for Dhruv Self-protection Systems

Defence and security company Saab (STO:SAABB) has received follow-on orders from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army’s and Air Force’s Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. The orders have a total value of approximately USD78 million (SEK740 million). Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids… Read more »

Source: SAAB, 01-Apr-15

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Alcor and L&T to meet Odisha state government on helicopter production plans

Alcor and L&T to meet Odisha state government on helicopter production plans

The Odisha government today said it has invited the US-based Alcor Inc and engineering major L&T Construction Company to discuss their proposals for setting up a helicopter manufacturing and assembly unit. See Full Story

Source: Business Standard, 30-Mar-15

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Surinam military buys three HAL Chetaks

Surinam military buys three HAL Chetaks

Suriname’s Minister of Defence LAMURE Latour last Friday, March 13th, at the local airport Zorg en Hoop in Paramaribo three Indian Chetak helicopters delivered to Surinamese Air Force, which also immediately Force new life was breathed. The helicopters, the Indian version of the French Aérospatiale Alouette III, already in 2009 were bought by the Venetian… Read more »

Source: The Surinamese Newspaper, 24-Mar-15

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Cold-Weather Tests Carried-out on LCH at Leh

Cold-Weather Tests Carried-out on LCH at Leh

The cold weather trials of LCH were carried out at Air Force Station, Leh recently. “The trials covered engine starts with internal batteries after overnight cold soak at 3 km altitude and 4.1 km altitude”, says Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, Chairman, HAL. The engine starts were satisfactory in the temperature of minus 18 degree C… Read more »

Source: HAL, 18-Mar-15

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HAL to study feasibility of helicopter production line at Goa

HAL to study feasibility of helicopter production line at Goa

The Union defence ministry has asked public sector undertaking Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to examine whether it is feasible to set up a helicopter manufacturing unit in Goa. See Full Story

Source: TOI, 18-Mar-15

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Cold weather tests carried out on LCH at Leh

Cold weather tests carried out on LCH at Leh

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) recently completed the cold weather trials in Leh and team LCH says that the trials covered engine starts with internal batteries after overnight cold soak at 3km altitude and 4.1 km altitude.  See Full Story

Source: TOI, 03-Mar-15

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HAL to set up Dhruv MROs in forward areas

HAL to set up Dhruv MROs in forward areas

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will soon have Dhruv maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hubs all across the operational bases, including in forward areas. There are a total of 193 Dhruvs being operational today. See Full Story

Source: One India, 20-Feb-15

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Prime Minister shows interest in Light Combat Helicopter at Aero India 2015

Prime Minister shows interest in Light Combat Helicopter at Aero India 2015

The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi visited HAL stall and evinced keen interest in HAL products especially on Hindustan Turbo Fan Engine  and LCH. HAL Chairman Mr. T. Suvarna Raju explained him about the efforts made by the Company on “make in India front”. The medium thrust class engine finds wide application in military trainer… Read more »

Source: HAL, 19-Feb-15

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HAL showcasing LCH and LUH at Aero India 2015

HAL showcasing LCH and LUH at Aero India 2015

HAL’s indigenous products will enthral visitors with their flying and static display during the 10th edition of Aero India from February 18-22, 2015. HAL’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas, will be on flying display showing their versatility. HAL would also be showcasing its technical competence built over the years.  The display is… Read more »

Source: HAL, 19-Feb-15

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More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be powered by the Ardiden 1H1 engine from Turbomeca (Safran, booth #B2.1 – Hall B). This new twin-engine military aircraft will take part in the flying display at Aero India air show in Bangalore. Turbomeca will also power the new HAL- designed LUH (Light Utility Helicopter),… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

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11-Feb-15 HAL Dhruv Ganderbal, India (2F)

Instructor and student killed on night training flight.  Crashed in rocky mountainous area and burnt out

11-Feb-15

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Military Rotorcraft Market Worth $27.3 Billion by 2025 Led by Asia Pacific Globally

Military Rotorcraft Market Worth $27.3 Billion by 2025 Led by Asia Pacific Globally

MarketReportsStore.com adds Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 research report of 186 pages that forecasts a CAGR of 2.61% for military rotorcraft industry across the globe for next 10 years. The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 report provides readers with a detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges… Read more »

Source: Market Reports, 06-Feb-15

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02-Feb-15 Z3155 HAL Chetak Rangapahar, India

Crashed from 10-12 ft shortly after take off, 4 POB.  Pilots Colonel B K Singh and Major Kshitij not injured

02-Feb-15

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27-Jan-15 FAE-605 HAL Dhruv Tena, Ecuador

Crashed shortly after take off from Army operations centre at Tena.  All four survived despite helicopter ending upside down and on fire – named as captains Soberon Hernán Alberto Davalos Villacrés and Andrew Ismael Carrillo, Second Sergeant Henry Toapanta Ona and Sergeant Humberto Moreno.  A later press report blamed this accident on a fault with… Read more »

27-Jan-15

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13-Jan-15 FAE-603 HAL Dhruv Chongon, Ecuador

Ditched for unknown reason in the Chongón dam reservoir, all POB in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Video of the last stages of the recovery effort can be seen here  A later press report blamed a tail rotor drive shaft problem

13-Jan-15

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HAL Chairman Calls for Stepping Up Indigenous Helicopter Production

HAL Chairman Calls for Stepping Up Indigenous Helicopter Production

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) today called for concerted efforts to intensify indigenous production of helicopters during the National Seminar on ‘Make in India’ – Civil and Military Helicopters: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges organized by Rotary Wing Society of India at Dr.V.M.Ghatge Convention Centre here in Bengaluru. The Rotary Wing Society of India is a non-profit… Read more »

Source: HAL, 05-Jan-15

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HAL flies third LCH prototype

HAL flies third LCH prototype

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Technology Demonstrator TD-3 made the successful maiden flight here today. “Escorted by a Dhruv helicopter, the entire flight was flawless. It will be an effective weapon platform to deliver precision strikes at high altitude and we are confident it will meet the requirements of the IAF”, says Dr. R.K. Tyagi,… Read more »

Source: HAL, 17-Nov-14

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HAL fast-tracks indigenous light combat chopper project

HAL fast-tracks indigenous light combat chopper project

Seeking to fast-track indigenous attack chopper production, the state-owned PSU HAL has invested over Rs 150 crore more for building another two prototypes of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) which will help in early completion of the programme. See Full Story

Source: ET, 10-Oct-14

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Alcor keen to invest Rs 15,000 cr on helicopter unit

Alcor keen to invest Rs 15,000 cr on helicopter unit

US-based Alcor Inc, a maker of precision aviation products, is keen to invest Rs 15,000 crore in Odisha on a manufacturing and assembly unit for helicopters. See Full Story

Source: Business Standard, 02-Oct-14

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01-Oct-14 HAL Cheetah Bharthaul, India (3F)

Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army taking part in the ongoing military exercise at the Jat Regimetanl Centre (JRC) at Bareilly crashed minutes after take-off killing all three on board.  It had gained only a few hundred metres in height when it caught fire mid-air.  Another report states it was a maintenance flight.  The three… Read more »

01-Oct-14

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Indian Air Force grounds Dhruv

Indian Air Force grounds Dhruv

The Indian Air Force has grounded its fleet of around 40 Dhruv helicopters in view of the recent crash in which seven of its personnel were killed. See full story

Source: Daily Mail, 05-Aug-14

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25-Jul-14 HAL Dhruv Ataria, India (7F)

Emergency declared shortly after take-off, then crashed killing all seven on board.  Copilot named here as Sqn. Ldr. R. Manu

25-Jul-14

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Air Chief Visits HAL Bangalore – opens LUH transmission test facilities building

Air Chief Visits HAL Bangalore – opens LUH transmission test facilities building

The Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal, Arup Raha and Secretary Defence Production, Mr. Gokul Chandra Pati visited HAL’s Bangalore facilities and reviewed the on-going project activities here today. “This visit is important to us considering that we all – Defence Production (MOD) and HAL – have been working on important defence projects…. Read more »

Source: HAL, 10-Jun-14

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Indian Air Force and HAL propose single agency to work with foreign OEMs

Indian Air Force and HAL propose single agency to work with foreign OEMs

The Indian Air Force and HAL have decided to work on joint plans on various fronts for better understanding of issues so that both contribute effectively in India’s defence preparedness. The entire board of HAL and senior officials flew down from Bangalore to interact with the top commanders of IAF at the conference held at… Read more »

Source: HAL, 07-Apr-14

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HAL to showcase civil aviation activities at India Aviation 2014

HAL to showcase civil aviation activities at India Aviation 2014

HAL will be showcasing its civil aviation based activities at India Aviation 2014, a premiere Civil Aviation exhibition to be held at Hyderabad from March 12-16. “It will be a good platform for HAL to show-case its achievements in Civil Aviation sector since nearly 50 companies from all over the world, including the global giants… Read more »

Source: HAL, 13-Mar-14

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HAL Takes Lead in Establishing First Aerospace University in India

HAL Takes Lead in Establishing First Aerospace University in India

An “Aerospace Industry-Academia Conclave” was organised at HAL under thechairmanship of Prof S. G. Dhande, former Director, IIT Kanpur on February 17, 2014 in presence of senior executives of HAL and other distinguished academicians. HAL aims to pursue its leading role in the Indian aerospace industry through this conclave and create an ecosystem for enhancing… Read more »

Source: HAL, 22-Feb-14

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21-Feb-14 FAE-601 AL Dhruv Chimborazo, Ecuador (3F)

3 of 4 POB killed

21-Feb-14

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Geological Survey of India to Deploy HAL Dhruv for Heliborne Surveys

Geological Survey of India to Deploy HAL Dhruv for Heliborne Surveys

Mr. Dinsha Patel, the Minister of Mines dedicated custom-made ALH-Dhruv, Garuda Vasudha to the nation by unveiling a plaque during a video conference from New Delhi at a function here today. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Patel hailed efforts of HAL in making this possible and said the copter should be used to get maximum… Read more »

Source: HAL, 23-Jan-14

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India needs more helicopters, says HAL boss

India needs more helicopters, says HAL boss

India needs more helicopters compared to West and China as these wonder machines have proved their mettle in variety of uses by Armed Forces in general, during natural calamities and internal security threats, said Dr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. Pointing out that these machines ensure better governance but the country has far less copters compared… Read more »

Source: HAL, 23-Jan-14

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19-Dec-13 J-4064 HAL Dhruv Yellendu, India

Emergency landing and required maintenance engineer before further flight

19-Dec-13

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India donates second Dhruv to Maldives

India donates second Dhruv to Maldives

During the ongoing official visit to India by the Maldives’ Minister of Defence and National Security Colonel (Ret.) Mohamed Nazim, the Government of India has gifted a helicopter to the MNDF. During the ceremony held at India’s Southern Naval Command in Kochin, the helicopter was ceremonially handed over by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, the Flag… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Dec-13

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Indian Navy commissions first Dhruv squadron

Indian Navy commissions first Dhruv squadron

The first ALH (Dhruv) Squadron was commissioned at Kochi on 12 Nov 13 by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Western Naval Command. Dhruv is the first indigenously designed and manufactured helicopter at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and with its multi role capabilities has proven her mettle in all the three services of… Read more »

Source: Indian Navy, 13-Nov-13

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Dhruv Clocks 100,000 Flying Hours

Dhruv Clocks 100,000 Flying Hours

The first indigenous chopper of India, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH –Dhruv) designed, developed, produced and maintained by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) to meet the requirement of military and civil operators, achieved a new milestone of flying one lakh hours today. The land mark has been achieved in the early hours today with the flying of… Read more »

Source: HAL, 10-Oct-13

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India – Jodhpur Air Force station to receive five Dhruv

India – Jodhpur Air Force station to receive five Dhruv

Jodhpur Air Force station, a front-line air base, is all set to receive a batch of five Dhruv advanced light helicopters, which will eventually replace the ageing Chetaks, a defence spokesperson said  See full story

Source: ZNews, 08-Oct-13

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Saab receives orders on self-protection system for ALH

Saab receives orders on self-protection system for ALH

Defence and security company Saab (sto:SAABB) has received two orders from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army’s and Air force’s Advanced Light Helicopter. The orders have a total value of approximately SEK 216 million (USD 33 million). Saab’s Integrated Defensive… Read more »

Source: Saab, 21-Sep-13

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Huge Potential for Helicopter Usage in India

Huge Potential for Helicopter Usage in India

Keeping in line with the national policy of acquiring indigenous capabilities and self reliance HAL took initiative to organise a one-day seminar on “Future trends on Helicopter technologies” here today. Speaking on the occasion renowned aerospace scientist Prof Roddam Narasimha called for pragmatic policies to meet the strategic vision in the helicopter manufacturing and technology…. Read more »

Source: HAL, 31-May-13

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13-May-13 HAL Dhruv Siachen, India

1 serious, 1 minor injury to the 2 POB.  Damage level to helicopter not known

13-May-13

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HAL targets FAA certification for Dhruv

HAL targets FAA certification for Dhruv

Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Tuesday that India will make efforts to get Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) US, in the near future (see full story).

Source: Deccan Herald, 18-Apr-13

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India – Border force helicopter idle for 6 months looking for a pilot

India – Border force helicopter idle for 6 months looking for a pilot

A battle-ready BSF ‘Dhruv’ helicopter, deployed for undertaking sorties to aid anti-Naxal operations, is lying idle for close to six months in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur as authorities are not able to find a pilot to fly the machine (see full story).  File photo

Source: Hindustan Times, 15-Apr-13

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HAL’s Indigenous LCH gunship enthrals at Iron Fist exercise

HAL’s Indigenous LCH gunship enthrals at Iron Fist exercise

After enthralling thousands of aviation enthusiasts in Aero India 2013, India’s first indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) by HAL demonstrated its prowess in the “Iron Fist” exercise of the Indian Air Force at Pokhran (Rajasthan) on Friday. The first prototype of LCH piloted by HAL’s Chief Test Pilot Wg. Cdr Unni Pillai… Read more »

Source: HAL, 01-Mar-13

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HAL gets initial clearance for Rudra variant of ALH

HAL gets initial clearance for Rudra variant of ALH

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) had achieved the initial operational clearance (IOC) for Advanced Light Helicopter –Mk-IV Army Version of “Rudra”. Dr. K. Tamilmani, CEO, Center for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) presented the certificate to HAL at a function here today. “The occasion gives us the confidence and it is a proud moment for the… Read more »

Source: HAL, 06-Feb-13

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