HAL ex­ports struc­tural assem­blies of Dornier to RUAG


The Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Lim­ited (HAL) has handed over the first ship-set to RUAG, Ger­many, at a func­tion held at its Trans­port Air­craft Divi­sion (TAD) at Kan­pur re­cently, as part of ex­port or­ders for struc­tural assem­blies of Do-228-212 NG (New Gen­er­a­tion).

“We have man­u­fac­tured and sup­plied the ship-set in a record time, ahead of sched­ule com­mit­ment”, says T. Su­varna Raju, Chair­man and Manag­ing Di­rec­tor of HAL. This is the first of the four ship-sets for which HAL had re­ceived the ex­port or­der only about four months ago.

RUAG is a Swiss tech­nol­ogy com­pany with its head­quar­ters in Bern and it is OEM of Dornier-228-NG air­craft. HAL has man­u­fac­tured these ship-sets at its Trans­port Air­craft Divi­sion in Kan­pur and ex­ported them to the OEM.

Volker Wall­rodt, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor of RUAG and his team of se­nior of­fi­cials were present at the hand­ing-over pro­gramme. Both Raju and Wall­rodt felt that the busi­ness al­liance has been re­ward­ing for both the com­pa­nies in terms of tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ment and costs. They stressed on strength­en­ing the ties with con­tin­ued mu­tual sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion by ex­plor­ing more av­enues and busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties in larger in­ter­ests of both the com­pa­nies.

HAL’s Kan­pur divi­sion has pro­duced more than 120 air­craft for the IAF, Navy, Coast Guard and to other ex­port cus­tomers in Mau­ri­tius and Sey­chelles. The com­pany has plans to up­grade these air­craft. HAL Board has sanc­tioned for man­u­fac­ture of two civil Dornier air­craft. HAL in­tends to op­er­ate from its own air­port at Nasik.

HAL Kan­pur has re­ceived the Direc­torate General of Civil Avi­a­tion’s ap­proval for man­u­fac­ture of Dornier Do-228 air­craft in civil role in ac­cor­dance with In­dia’s Civil Avi­a­tion Re­quire­ment. HAL has achieved an im­por­tant mile­stone by be­com­ing a pro­duc­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion for Dornier Do-228.

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