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Welcome to the Transport Aircraft Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Transport Aircraft Division of HAL was set up in 1960 to manufacture the HS-748, a medium haul turbo-prop passenger transport aircraft. Over the years, it has vastly developed its infrastructure and capabilities and undertaken the manufacture of variety of aircraft and aerospace structural assemblies and components for both domestic and International market. The total number of aircraft delivered are as follows:

 

Product

Period

Qty

HS-748 Aircraft

1960-83

89

Gliders

1963-86

164

Basant Aircraft (HA-31)

1975-78

19

HPT-32 Aircraft

1983-98

142

Dornier-228 Aircraft

1985 onwards

83

ATP Tailplane (for Export)

1987-95

24

Concurrent with the manufacturing activities, Transport Aircraft Division has developed extensive facilities for repair, overhaul and modification of these aircraft as well as for about 400 types of rotables fitted on these aircraft.

Apart from the above, Division is doing Depot Level Maintenance of Engines and Hydraulic Systems of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV). Searcher - I , Searcher - II and Heron since JAN'2004 under Transfer of Technology Agreement with Malat division of Israel Aircraft Industries and Servicing of AN-32 & Canberra aircraft at its detachment workplace at Agra from 2000 onwards.

Transport Aircraft R & D Centre located in the Division carries out product updation, role modifications and other R & D activities.

Future Plans

  • Production of 14 seater Saras aircraft.
  • Series production of 100 seater Multi Role Transport aircraft will be taken up by TAD Kanpur. The aircraft is under co-design and development at HAL's Aircraft Research and Design Centre, Bangalore in association with Russian partners.
  • Series production of 73 Nos of Intermediate Jet Trainer aircraft (HJT-36) for Indian Air Force against agreement signed in March, 2010. Production started. Delivery is scheduled to be commenced from March, 2013.
  • Production of Turbo Prop Trainer aircraft (HTT-40) as a replacement plan of HPT-32 aircraft supplied to Indian Air Force. Project is presently at Design phase.