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Dr. V.M. Ghatge, Chief Designer, with the Mockup of the first indigenously designed Aircraft, the HT - 2 Trainer. 1948
The sky appears to be the limit for our growth.
Today, HAL has 20 Production Units and 11 Research & Design Centres in 8 locations in India.
Vigilance Department in HAL was set up in 1969 pursuant of formation of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)based on the model recommended by CBI.
Make In India
Upgraded Dhruv Civil Helicopter (ALH):
RWR&DC is currently working on the Upgraded Dhruv Civil Helicopter. It is integrated with State-Of-The-Art Glass Cockpit, Automatic Flight Control System, Integrated Dynamic System, Active Vibration System, Crashworthy Structure etc.
This Helicopter can be used for Commuter role as part of Govt. of India UDAN scheme, Heli-tourism, Law Enforcement, Disaster Management, Emergency Medical Services (Air Ambulance Role) and where fixed wing a/c cannot be deployed.
The Helicopter is capable of operating in adverse climatic & terrain conditions; hot & cold weather, high altitude and sandy atmosphere, also capable of night operations.
Currently, Flight testing is under completion, upon which DGCA Certification is expected shortly.
Light Utility Helicopter – Civil (LUH - Civil):
RWR&DC, HAL had taken up the Certification of LUH Civil variant as an offshoot of the LUH Military variant to cater to emerging civil helicopter market (both Domestic & Export market in 3Ton Category).
This certification is being taken up by DGCA as per CAR – 21. LUH Civil variant is a multi-role Helicopter which fits into Utility, Heli Tourism, Air Ambulance roles with best of class features. In High Density Utility role, LUH is capable of carrying 7 passengers with associated cargo upto High altitudes. The helicopter is targeted to be certified for both VFR & IFR operations.
Recently, RWR&DC has been accorded the Production Organization Approval (POA) by DGCA for facilitating the in-house manufacture of the LUH Civil Variant prototype. Project has completed Phase-I and prototype manufacturing commenced.
Upon DGCA certification, LUH Civil variant would become an import substitute and export earner for helicopters in this weight class.