‘We have entered into a contract to train all the Bell helicopter pilots in India at this simulation centre which has boosted our confidence to eye the overseas market,’ HATSOFF chief executive officer Wing Commander (retd) C.D. Upadhyay said
A new report by India’s national audit watchdog has thrown fresh and damning light on how HAL dealt with a flight control phenomenon that has given its chopper division real nightmares over the last few years — cyclic saturation.
An outraged HAL board, having decided against paying so much to Turbomeca, has approached other engine-makers â€” including General Electric, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce, and Pratt & Whitney â€” for an engine for the LuH.
Indian aviation fraternity in general and HAL in particular is eager to witness another milestone event, when Honâ€™ble Defence Minister Shri A.K Antony will dedicate the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the nation on coming Sunday at HAL Airport. Indigenously developed and built by HAL in a record time, a derivative of Advanced Light Helicopter… Read more »
Originally promised by India back in August 2009, the Maldivian government has this week taken delivery of a HAL Dhruv for their National Defence Force.Â Although resplendent with MNDF titles and national flag, the helicopter carries the Indian military serial “CG852” which allows HeliHub.com to trace its history back to the Indian Coast Guard Evaluation… Read more »
The maiden test flight of the 5.5-tonne attack chopper, a derivative version of Banagalore-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) flagship product Dhruv– on March 29 was termed by pilots who flew it as â€œvery goodâ€.
Commander of the Ecuadoran Air Force (FAE), Rodrigo Bohorquez, said today that the helicopters purchased from India met all the requested requirements for purchase, ruling out that the investment was made “on a whim”.
With growing incident of naxal violence in the nearby states of Jharkhand and Chattisgarh, the Uttar Pradesh Police has made elaborate security arrangements and would purchase a sophisticated helicopter to deal with the possibility of attacks by rebels
On 13 Sep 09 the Delhi based Western Air Command was requested for an air evacuation of 19 members of an Army Mountaineering Expedition to Pin Parbati Pass, who were stranded at a height of 14,600 feet in the treacherous glaciated terrain in the higher hills of Himachal Pradesh.