BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL to Develop 2-Seater Trainer Aircraft; HAL receives proposal to Manufacture 70 Trainer Aircraft

During the Aero India 2021 show being held at Yelahanka Air Force Base, Bengaluru, Karnataka, BEML Ltd (previously Bharat Earth Movers Limited) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSIR-NAL (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Aerospace Laboratory) for development of two-seater trainer aircraft through technology transfer.

  • The Two entities will also undertake Joint Development in areas of advanced composites and autoclaves, mini-unmanned aerial vehicles, design & analysis of aircraft structure & systems.
  • The MoU was exchanged between A K Srivastav, Director Defence and Aerospace, BEML & R Venkatesh, Director, Business Development of NAL.
  • The agreement will help BEML to enhance its presence in the aerospace sector.

HAL receives Proposal for 70 basic Trainer Aircraft:

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) to manufacture 70 Trainer Aircraft HTT 40 from Indian Air Force (IAF).

  • HTT is indigenously designed and developed by HAL.
  • The production works will be carried out at HAL’s 2 manufacturing units at Bengaluru & Nashik (Maharashtra).
  • The indigenous contents on the Trainer Aircrafts is set to be more than 60% and will be supported by Agencies like Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC), Regional Director Aeronautical Quality Assurance (RDAQA), Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) and others.
  • IAF stated that it may place an order for 38 more HTT 40 Trainer Aircrafts in the future.
  • The RFP has come within six years from the first flight of HAL which is the shortest time-line in aircraft industry.

Recent Related News:

i.On October 29, 2020, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) signed a contract worth INR 400 Crore for a period of 9 years with Tech Mahindra for implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to support its ‘Project Parivarta’.

About BEML Ltd:
Chairman & Managing Director – M.V. Rajasekhar
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka

About CSIR-NAL:
Director – Jitendra J Jadhav
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka





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