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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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HAL to Fly Dhruv, Rudra and LCH at Aero India 2013

HAL to Fly Dhruv, Rudra and LCH at Aero India 2013

HAL’s strength in design, development and production will be showcased through its products during the up-coming Aero-India 2013. The major attractions of the HAL’s pavilion include in-house designs such as Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), “Rudra” the weaponised Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) and Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT). “For the first time, we will present to the… Read more »

Source: HAL, 28-Jan-13

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HAL to release weaponized ALH

HAL to release weaponized ALH

HAL is set to release the weaponized version of ALH at Aero India 2013, to be held in the second week of February in Bangalore. (see full story)

Source: Army Technology, 07-Jan-13

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15-Oct-12 HAL Chetak Dabolim, India (3F)

Crashed on take off from INS Hansa (nr Dabolim) after refuelling en route Mumbai to Bangalore.  Post crash fire.  Another report says landing accident, not take-off

15-Oct-12

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Non-compliant Eurocopter scuppers Indian Coast Guard tender

Non-compliant Eurocopter scuppers Indian Coast Guard tender

The Times of India is reporting that the tender for 16 helicopters for the Indian Coast Guard has been stopped.  With just two manufacturers bidding – local HAL with the Dhruv and Eurocopter with the AS565MB Panther – the defence ministry has reportedly found the Panther to be non-compliant in some aspects of the tender… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-12

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HAL seeks to improve the supplier relationship

HAL seeks to improve the supplier relationship

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) organized a Global Business Partners’ Meet of its vendors here on Saturday to apprise them of recent changes within HAL to speed up the process of procurement and make suppliers aware of various procedures, statutory requirements and adherence to Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines. Eighty three vendors, 26 foreign and 57… Read more »

Source: HAL, 24-Jul-12

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Restructuring consultants visit HAL

Restructuring consultants visit HAL

Bangalore, June 11, 2012: The Expert Group on “Restructuring and Strengthening of HAL” under the leadership of Mr. B. K. Chaturvedi, former Cabinet Secretary and Member, Planning Commission visited various facilities of HAL. The Group held discussions with Mr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, Directors and senior executives of HAL. The Expert Group will look into issues such… Read more »

Source: HAL, 11-Jun-12

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23-May-12 HAL Chetak Siachen Glacier, India (1F)

Crashed, killing pilot Major Chandrashekhar Singh, shortly after dropping off supplies at a helipad in the Himalayas at an altitude of 19,685ft

23-May-12

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Indian Parliamentary Consultative Committee visits HAL

Indian Parliamentary Consultative Committee visits HAL

To have an on the spot reality check on the capabilities and expertise of HAL in designing, production, repair, overhaul and upgrade of Aircraft, Helicopters, Aero-engines, Accessories, Avionics and Systems, a fifteen member delegation of parliamentary consultative committee consisting MPs of both houses, have paid a visit to HAL on 10th & 11th April 2012…. Read more »

Source: HAL, 18-Apr-12

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05-Apr-12 HAL Dhruv Ranchi, India

Maoist rebels shot at helicopter (which was on an EMS flight evacuating two injuried people).  Bullet holes confirmed on landing

05-Apr-12

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Pawan Hans Chairman appointed to HAL

Pawan Hans Chairman appointed to HAL

Shri R.K. Tyagi has taken over as Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL), today. Previously, he was Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd.(since May 2007). He is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Telecommunication (1975) from IIT Roorkee and also possesses a Degree of Master in Business Administration. Subsequently, he has also attended… Read more »

Source: HAL, 05-Mar-12

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HATSOFF announces new CEO

HATSOFF announces new CEO

The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF), the joint venture owned equally by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and CAE, today announced the appointment of Major General (Ret’d) Ajit Hari Gadre as Chief Executive Officer of HATSOFF. “I am pleased to join an organization established by HAL and CAE, two of the world’s… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 13-Feb-12

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HAL’s details some of their CSR initiatives

HAL’s details some of their CSR initiatives

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, HAL, Helicopter Division handed over a colour Television set, blankets, mattresses and bed spreads to the residents of Gandhi Home for the Aged, Channarayapatna, on Thursday. General Manager, Helicopter Division, Sri M S Srinath handed over the items to the residents of the Old Age Home… Read more »

Source: HAL, 01-Feb-12

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India – HAL trashes DGCA crash investigation findings

India – HAL trashes DGCA crash investigation findings

Hit by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)’s findings into the 2010 August Chetak crash, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) launched a strong defence terming some of the comments as “incorrect”. (see full story)

Source: IBN, 18-Jan-12

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15-Jan-12 VT-BSN HAL Dhruv Maha Airport, India

Heavily damaged after crashing from 100ft altitude on take off on a test flight.  Pilot P D Tiwari, Co-pilot also named as P D Tiwari, and technicians Anand Bharti, Pankaj Pal and Subroto Chandra

15-Jan-12

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HAL Bags Raksha Mantri’s Award for Excellence

HAL Bags Raksha Mantri’s Award for Excellence

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has bagged Raksha Mantri’s award for excellence in performance (2009-10). Shri P.V Deshmukh, Offg. Chairman of HAL received the award and citation from Hon’ble Defence Minister Mr A.K Antony in New Delhi. In recognition for achieving improved organisational performance excellence through Research & Development, improved production and financial performance, Export… Read more »

Source: HAL, 18-Nov-11

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HAL hands over dividend cheque

HAL hands over dividend cheque

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has handed over a final dividend cheque for Rs. 123.17 crores for the year 2010-11 to the government. This is in addition to the interim dividend of Rs. 299.95 crores paid in February 2011, and the total dividend for the year works out to Rs. 423.12 crores (351.13 per cent… Read more »

Source: HAL, 12-Nov-11

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HAL prepares for share listing

HAL prepares for share listing

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, HAL for short, has started to work with merchant bankers on a placement of shares – an IPO as it’s known in banking circles.  (See full story)

Source: Money Control, 04-Nov-11

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HAL appoints Finance Director

HAL appoints Finance Director

Dr. Ashok Kumar Mishra has taken over the charge of Director Finance of HAL today. Earlier he was Executive Director (Finance) at HAL Corporate Office. He, with more than 30 years of service is highly experienced in various facets of financial management. He is adept at utilizing corporate resources to drive and deliver financial and… Read more »

Source: HAL, 28-Oct-11

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Apache is last one standing in Indian tender

Apache is last one standing in Indian tender

Russian press agency RIA Novosti is reporting that the Mi-28N Night Hunder has lost an Inidan tender for 22 attack helicopters, leaving Boeing’s AH-64D Apache.  They reported a source saying “We decided not to choose the Mi-28 for technical reasons. Our experts believe that the Mi-28N did not meet the requirements of the tender on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Oct-11

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Border Security crash was sixth 2011 accident for Pawan Hans

Border Security crash was sixth 2011 accident for Pawan Hans

The Dhruv crash near Ranchi that killed three crew members has prompted the BSF to revisit an old question: Is Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd capable of flying and maintaining choppers that are being used for anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand?  (see full story)

25-Oct-11

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Dhruv helicopters grounded after crash

Dhruv helicopters grounded after crash

Dhruv helicopters, used by paramilitary forces, have been grounded after a Border Security Force (BSF) chopper crashed on the outskirts of Ranchi Wednesday, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Inspector General of Police DK Pandey said on Thursday.  (Full story) HeliHub.com page for this accident – 19-Oct-11 VT-BSH HAL Dhruv Ranchi, India (3F)

21-Oct-11

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19-Oct-11 VT-BSH HAL Dhruv Ranchi, India (3F)

A BSF (Border Security Force) helicopter on anti-Naxal duty crashed on the outskirts of Ranchi today, killing two pilots and a technician on board. The Dhruv was going to Chaibasa from Ranchi when its engine caught fire and it crashed in Khunti jungle, a senior BSF official said.  Aircraft completely burnt out.  Pilot named as… Read more »

19-Oct-11

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Hindustan Aeronautics director commits suicide

Hindustan Aeronautics director commits suicide

Squadron Leader (retd) Baldev Singh, director for corporate planning and marketing at state-run Hindustan Aeronautics committed suicide at Nandi Hills, about 50 km from Bangalore, police said (full story)

Source: Hindustan Times, 17-Oct-11

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Hindustan Aeronautics appoints new Chairman

Hindustan Aeronautics appoints new Chairman

The current Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, Mr R.K. Tyagi has been appointed as the next Chairman of the Bangalore headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (“HAL”). The Public Enterprises Selection Board recommended Mr Tyagi name as Chairman pf HAL after interviewing three other persons. The other contenders for the post were Mr… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-11

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HAL appoints new Bangalore-based MD

HAL appoints new Bangalore-based MD

Shri K Naresh Babu has taken over the vital appointment of Managing Director, Bangalore Complex, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), today. Prior to this, he was General Manager (Planning) at HAL Corporate Office. He has taken over as Managing Director, Bangalore Complex, heading nine full-fledged Divisions including one R&D Centre, engaged in manufacture, overhaul and supply… Read more »

Source: HAL, 07-Sep-11

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HAL appoints new director for corporate planning and marketing

HAL appoints new director for corporate planning and marketing

Sqn Ldr (Retd) Baldev Singh has taken over the charge of Director Corporate Planning & Marketing of HAL. Earlier to this, he was Executive Director Flight Operations and the Chief Test Pilot (Fixed Wing) at HAL Bangalore Complex. Highly experienced in various facets of aviation, he has a total Flight Test experience of over 6000… Read more »

Source: HAL, 22-Aug-11

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India flies second light combat helicopter prototype

India flies second light combat helicopter prototype

Hindustan Aeronautics have flown the second LCH prototype from their Bangalore factory.  It is said to be a significant improvement over the first prototype, photo’d here. It carries registration ZP-4602 (full story)

26-Jul-11

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Eurocopter and HAL fortify their 50 year long relationship

Eurocopter and HAL fortify their 50 year long relationship

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, and Asia’s leading company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), have reiterated their commitment to take their five decade long relationship to the next level. The long-time partners are in the process of signing agreements to further strengthen their industrial cooperation and links. This association will focus on increasing existing collaboration… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Jul-11

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HAL looks elsewhere after falling out with Turbomeca over LUH engine

HAL looks elsewhere after falling out with Turbomeca over LUH engine

P Soundara Rajan, managing director of HAL’s helicopter complex, told an Indian newspaper that the company is looking elsewhere for a helicopter engine partner after Turbomeca asked for a higher fee to fit the jointly developed Shakti engine inot the new LUH helicopter.  The LUH helicopter, which will be available in both civil and miltiary… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-11

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First-ever Dhruv helicopter simulator certified to Level D by DGCA

First-ever Dhruv helicopter simulator certified to Level D by DGCA

The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF), the joint venture owned equally by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and CAE, today announced that its simulator cockpit for the civil/conventional variant of the Dhruv has been certified to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators, by India’s Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA). The… Read more »

Source: CAE, 25-May-11

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Jharkhand government sets up Dhruv maintenance base after HAL refuses to help

Jharkhand government sets up Dhruv maintenance base after HAL refuses to help

The police’s only helicopter grounded since January and now awaiting repairs at a Bangalore hanger has finally received the attention of the Jharkhand government, which is setting up its own team of maintenance engineers since manufacturer HAL has refused help.

Source: Telegraph India, 13-May-11

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21-Apr-11 HAL Dhruv Lachung, India (4F)

“Though it seems that the helicopter had crashed owing to the inclement weather, a court of inquiry has been ordered,” quoting the Indian Army.  Deceased quoted at pilots – Lt. Jepa and Lt. Col Bhatia of the Indian Air Force and soldiers Naib Subedar Rana and Naik Panth of 8 Gorkha Rifles

21-Apr-11

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18-Mar-11 HAL Chetak Allahabad, India

The Chetak helicopter was on a routine sortie from the Bamrauli base, but had to make the emergency landing as a precaution due to a technical defect

18-Mar-11

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Hindustan Aeronautics plans IPO

Hindustan Aeronautics plans IPO

Indian manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is planning an IPO, although no date has yet been set.  The state owned company follows a number of others which the Indian Government have floated in recent years.  The move is being promoted as necessary from a corporate governance position, but it is also seen as a way… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-11

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HAL’s target: 1,500 helicopters in 10 years

HAL’s target: 1,500 helicopters in 10 years

We will design, develop and manufacture more than 100 Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), 300 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) and 400 Indian MultiRole Helicopters (IMRH),” said Soundara Rajan, Director, Corporate Planning and Marketing of HAL

Source: Express Buzz, 11-Feb-11

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New Wire Strike Protection System Developed for HAL Dhruv

New Wire Strike Protection System Developed for HAL Dhruv

Magellan Aerospace announced today an agreement with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bangalore, India for a new Wire Strike Protection System (WSPS®). The agreement includes the design and development of a WSPS for the HAL Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), which will be carried out at Magellan’s Bristol Aerospace division in Winnipeg in 2011. Bristol is the global expert for this… Read more »

Source: Magellan Aerospace, 09-Feb-11

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HAL prepare to hand over six helicopters at Aero India

HAL prepare to hand over six helicopters at Aero India

During Aero India in Bangalore this week, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will hold handover ceremonies for a total of six helicopters.  One Chetak helicopter will be going to the Namibian Air Force.  On Wednesday 9th February, five Dhruv helicopters will be handed over to the Indian Army as the first batch of their recent order…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-11

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HAL plans LCH display to out-manoeuvre Sarang team

HAL plans LCH display to out-manoeuvre Sarang team

HAL promises that the LCH will fly manoeuvres that will eclipse the Indian Air Force’s globally-acclaimed Sarang aerobatics team, which flies the Dhruv helicopter.

04-Feb-11

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CAE/HAL joint venture training centre takes delivery of Dhruv simulator cockpit

CAE/HAL joint venture training centre takes delivery of Dhruv simulator cockpit

The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF), the joint venture owned equally by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and CAE, today announced that its simulator cockpit for the civil/conventional variant of the Dhruv has arrived at the HATSOFF training centre in Bangalore following design and manufacture at CAE’s facility in Montreal, Canada. The… Read more »

Source: CAE, 02-Feb-11

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02-Feb-11 HAL Cheetah Nashik, India (2F)

Helicopter crashed into unoccupied building close to an air base used for training by the Indian Army.  Two killed were Major Atul Garje and Captain Bhanu Pratap Gupta

02-Feb-11

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HAL to showcase Light Combat Helicopter at AeroIndia

HAL to showcase Light Combat Helicopter at AeroIndia

India’s indigenously developed attack helicopter, the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), will make a demonstration flight at the upcoming AeroIndia show here, to be held from 9-13 February.

Source: Domain B, 21-Jan-11

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IAI to help India develop unmanned Dhruv

IAI to help India develop unmanned Dhruv

Israel Aerospace Industries and Hindustan Aeronautics are co-operating to enable the transition of the Indian-developed Dhruv advanced light helicopter into an unmanned maritime rotorcraft

Source: Flightglobal, 07-Jan-11

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22-Dec-10 HAL Dhruv Leh, India

Crashed shortly after take-off

22-Dec-10

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08-Nov-10 HAL Chetak Siachen region, India

The Cheetah helicopter was on a routine air maintenance sortie when the crash landing took place at 0810 hours, IAF sources said in New Delhi. Defence Ministry sources said the two pilots on board the helicopter were injured and were evacuated to Leh for treatment.

08-Nov-10

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