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Indian simulator academy eyes overseas markets

Indian simulator academy eyes overseas markets

‘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

Source: Calcutta News, 16-Sep-10

HAL’s Academy to acquire S300 simulators

HAL’s Academy to acquire S300 simulators

HAL’s helicopter training wing, Rotary Wing Academy, is in the process of acquiring simulators for its Schweizer 300C chopper.

Source: Deccan Herald, 15-Sep-10

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HAL calls in Italian consultants to get Dhruv to fly faster

HAL calls in Italian consultants to get Dhruv to fly faster

The Italian consultants Avion will now scrutinise the Dhruv’s Integrated Dynamic System to diagnose the problem.

Source: Business Standard, 13-Sep-10

11-Sep-10 HAL Chetak Jharkhand, India (3F)

11-Sep-10

11-Sep-10 HAL Chetak Nagpur International Airport, India

11-Sep-10

27-Aug-10 (Reg TBA) HAL Chetak Bangalore, India

27-Aug-10

18-Aug-10 (Serial TBA) HAL Chetak Dzukou Valley, India (3F)

18-Aug-10

HAL defends Dhruv following critical report

HAL defends Dhruv following critical report

HAL is coming to the defense of its flagship rotary-wing aircraft, the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter, following a critical report from India’s Comptroller and Auditor General.

Source: Aviation News, 13-Aug-10

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New evidence on causes of two Dhruv crashes; Nasty IAF-HAL spat detailed

New evidence on causes of two Dhruv crashes; Nasty IAF-HAL spat detailed

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.

Source: Indian-Military.org, 10-Aug-10

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India’s Auditor General says “home made” Dhruv is 90% imported

India’s Auditor General says “home made” Dhruv is 90% imported

The Comptroller and Auditor General has revealed that 90% of material used in the Dhruv’s manufacture is imported. The intention had been that the project should have been at least 50% indigenous.

Source: Hindustan Times, 06-Aug-10

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Indian Coast Guard inducts Chetak in Chennai

Indian Coast Guard inducts Chetak in Chennai

Two more Chetak helicopters would be added in the next few months.

Source: The Hindu, 23-Jul-10

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HAL confronts Turbomeca over Shakti development costs

HAL confronts Turbomeca over Shakti development costs

An outraged HAL board, having decided against paying so much to Turbomeca, has approached other engine-makers — including General Electric, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce, and Pratt & Whitney — for an engine for the LuH.

Source: Business Standard, 01-Jul-10

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New helicopter simulation facility set to go live in Bangalore

New helicopter simulation facility set to go live in Bangalore

This $66.2-million technology masterpiece is a joint venture between Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and simulation technology leader, CAE, Canada.

Source: DNA, 30-Jun-10

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02-Jun-10 IN-468 HAL Chetak Tummapala, India (1F)

02-Jun-10

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Dedication of India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the Nation

Dedication of India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to the Nation

Indian aviation fraternity in general and HAL in particular is eager to witness another milestone event, when Hon’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 »

Source: HAL, 25-May-10

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09-May-10 (serial TBA) HAL Chetak Chipskang, India

09-May-10

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Maldives National Defence Force takes delivery of Dhruv

Maldives National Defence Force takes delivery of Dhruv

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.  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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Apr-10

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HAL Light Combat Helicopter first flight deemed a success

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 “very good”.

Source: Tribune India, 05-Apr-10

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Hindustan Aeronautics to go it alone on observation helicopter

Hindustan Aeronautics to go it alone on observation helicopter

Hindustan Aeronautics has decided against seeking an international partner for its light observation helicopter programme, and will undertake the development by itself.

Source: Flightglobal, 18-Mar-10

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Indian military Mi-17 and Dhruv to be armed with multi-barrel guns

Indian military Mi-17 and Dhruv to be armed with multi-barrel guns

The government has invited proposals for procuring multi-barrel gatlin guns which can be mounted on MI-17 and ‘Dhruv’ helicopters for use by security forces like the NSG and para-military commandos.

Source: Brahmand, 12-Mar-10

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27-Feb-10 HAL Dhruv Jaisalmer district, India

28-Feb-10

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HAL’s delayed light combat helicopter to fly in February

HAL’s delayed light combat helicopter to fly in February

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics expects its 5.5t-class light combat helicopter to fly for the first time in February.

Source: FlightGlobal, 30-Jan-10

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Probe finds pilot error caused Dhruv to crash in Ecuador

Probe finds pilot error caused Dhruv to crash in Ecuador

In a big relief to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, pilot error was found to have caused the crash of the defence PSU’s Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) “Dhruv” in Ecuador in October

Source: Press Trust of India, 15-Dec-09

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Hindustan Aeronautics to fly light combat chopper soon

Hindustan Aeronautics to fly light combat chopper soon

A prototype of the light combat helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), is set for its maiden flight soon, a top company official said Friday

Source: trak.in, 21-Nov-09

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Ecuador Air Force Defends Helicopter Purchase

Ecuador Air Force Defends Helicopter Purchase

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”.

Source: Poder 360, 29-Oct-09

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Uttar Pradesh Police set to buy Dhruv

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

Source: Central Chronicle, 27-Oct-09

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27-Oct-09 FAE-604 HAL Dhruv Quito, Ecuador

27-Oct-09

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IAF’s Dhruv’s first ever Recorded Rescue Mission at unprecendented heights

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.

Source: Indian Press Bureau, 16-Sep-09

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Mauritius Police’s new Dhruv arrives from India

Dhruv will be responsible for rescue operations and surveillance of our Exclusive Economic Zone. It can also be transformed by ambulance to transport the injured in case of extreme emergency.

Source: L'Express, 11-Sep-09

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HAL appoint new Director of Corporate Planning & Marketing

Source: HAL, 13-Aug-09

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HAL delivers first four Cheetal helicopters

A re-engineered version of HAL’s Cheetah, the Turbomeca TM333-2M2-powered aircraft delivers increased range, endurance and payload

Source: Flightglobal, 04-Aug-09

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Indian report slams performance of HAL’s Dhruv helicopter

Indian report slams performance of HAL’s Dhruv helicopter

Source: Flightglobal, 16-Jul-09

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CAG report slams HAL for sending defective choppers to airshow

Source: MyNews, 10-Jul-09

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HAL to re-tender for co-developing medium-lift choppers

Source: Domain B, 27-Jun-09

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HAL cancels tender for co-developing medium-lift choppers

Source: Business Standard, 26-Jun-09

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Srinivasan appointed MD for HAL’s helicopter composite

Source: Business Standard, 24-Jun-09

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HAL secures $10M Namibian order for Chetak, Cheetah choppers

Source: Domain-B, 16-Jun-09

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Tata-Sikorsky Agreement Ends HAL Aerospace Monopoly

Source: Defense News, 05-Jun-09

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HAL and CAE lay foundation stone for helicopter training centre in Bangalore

Source: CAE, 02-Jun-09

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India’s Ministry of External Affairs turns down request from Bolivia for seven Dhruvs

Source: Business Standard, 26-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Indian Army HAL Dhruv on test flight

Source: http://www.airliners.net/photo/India---Army/Hindustan-ALH-Dhruv/1511485/L/, 05-May-09

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MRF to manufacture helicopter tyres

Source: Hindu Business Line, 18-Apr-09

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India Border Security Force orders eight Dhruvs

Source: Hindu, 11-Apr-09

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CAE and HAL finalize contracts and financing to establish C$60M helicopter training centre in Bangalore

Source: CAE, 23-Mar-09

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India signs pact for supply of a Dhruv to Mauritius

Source: Asian Age, 02-Mar-09

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AERO INDIA: Light Combat Helicopter hit by six-month delay

Source: Flightglobal, 14-Feb-09

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Maiden Flight of HAL’s Dhruv Helicopter Featuring Twin Ardiden 1H1 Engines

Source: Turbomeca, 11-Feb-09

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HAL to hand over first export Dhruvs to Ecuador Air Force

Source: Business Standard, 09-Feb-09

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Jharkhand helicopter grounded after suspension of pilots

Source: SmasHits, 27-Jan-09

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