Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A Made in India Civilian Aircraft

A 70-100-seater aircraft is proposed to be developed initially. The design capabilities of the National Aerospace Laboratories, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and other institutions in the country would be utilised for this. Joint ventures with the private sector and foreign firms for developing the aircraft will be explored.
Efforts will be made to leverage the offsets that are available in the defence sector for building critical domestic capabilities in high-precision manufacturing and avionics.