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Aircraft Industry in India

  • The first aircraft in India was set up at Bangalore in 1940 under the name of Hindustan Aircraft Ltd it was a private company and was taken over by the government in 1942.
  • Later on, it was merged into Aeronautics India Limited in 1964 to form Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), Bangalore.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has 12 divisions with 19 production units across 7 locations in the country.

The main divisions of HAL where various parts of aircraft are produced:
  1. Nasik division: In Nasik division MIG airframe is manufactured.
  2. Koraput division: In Koraput division the engine for MIG aircraft is manufactured.
  3. Hyderabad division: In Hyderabad division electronic equipment for MIG is manufactured.
  4. Kanpur division: In Kanpur division transport aircraft are manufactured.
  5. Lucknow division: In luck division equipments and accessories for the aircraft are manufactured.
  6. Bangalore division: In Bangalore division research and development activities are carried out.

The aircraft manufacturers of India are:
  1. Hindustan Aeronautics
  2. Indian Rotorcraft
  3. Mahindra Aerospace
  4. Raj Hamsa Ultralights

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