Wednesday, December 27, 2017

HAL's Dornier planes set for commercial flights

Commercial use of 'Made in India' planes is soon likely to be a reality with state-owned HAL successfully completing the trials of 19-seater Dornier aircraft.

Officials said Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is expected to get the requisite certification from aviation regulator DGCA this week that would allow use of Dornier planes for commercial purposes.
The 19-seater Dornier 228 aircraft is manufactured by the HAL under licence from Swiss technology company RUAG for the defence forces and European markets.

HAL carried out the trial flights of Dornier in order to press them into commercial use at Kanpur and it went off well, a company official said.

The process for the aircraft type certification has been "completed" and the HAL would receive the formal approval on December 28, a senior DGCA official said.

According to the company official, the regulator has already given the certificate of airworthiness to the aircraft, following trial flights that were monitored by a DGCA team.
26/12/17 PTI/Economic Times

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