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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company headquartered in Bangalore, India. It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company headquartered in Bangalore, India. It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.
 
The government-owned corporation is primarily involved in the operations of the aerospace and is currently involved in the design, fabrication and assembly of aircraft, jet engines, helicopters and their spare parts. It has several facilities spread across India including Nasik, Korwa, Kanpur, Koraput, Lucknow, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kasaragod. HAL HF-24 Marut fighter-bomber was the first fighter aircraft made in India.
 
HAL was established as Hindustan Aircraft Limited in Bangalore on the 23 December 1940 by Walchand Hirachand who became Chairman of the company. The companies office was opened at a bungalow called "Eventide" on Domlur Road.
 
The organisation and equipment for the factory at Bangalore was set up by William D. Pawley of the Intercontinental Aircraft Corporation of New York, who had already established Central Aircraft Manufacturing Company (CAMCO) in partnership with Chinese Nationalist government. Pawley obtained a large number of machine-tools and equipment from the United States.
 
The Indian Government bought a one-third stake in the company and by April 1941 by investing 25 lakhs as it believed this to be a strategic imperative. The decision by the government was primarily motivated to boost British military hardware supplies in Asia to counter the increasing threat posed by Imperial Japan during Second World War. The Kingdom of Mysore supplied two directors, Air Marshal John Higgins was resident director. The first aircraft built was a Harlow PC-5[4] On 2 April 1942, the government announced that the company had been nationalised when it had bought out the stakes of Seth Walchand Hirachand and other promoters so that it could act freely. The Mysore Kingdom refused to sell its stake in the company but yielded the management control over to the Indian Government.
 
In 1943 the Bangalore factory was handed over to the United States Army Air Forces but still using Hindustan Aircraft management. The factory expanded rapidly and became the centre for major overhaul and repair of American aircraft and was known as the 84th Air Depot. The first aircraft to be overhauled was a Consolidated PBY Catalina followed by every type of aircraft operated in India and Burma. When returned to Indian control two years later the factory had become one of the largest overhaul and repair organisations in the East. In the post war reorganisation the company built railway carriages as an interim activity.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited news

Hawk-i Successfully Test-Fires Smart Anti Airfield Weapon

Bengaluru: In a big boost to the indigenous Hawk-i program, HAL today successfully test-fired a Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from the Hawk-i aircraft off the coast of Odisha. The indigenous stand-off weapon developed by Research Centre Imarat (RCI), DRDO is the first smart weapon fired from an
Posted Date :  22-01-21

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Modified IJT developed by HAL Commences Spin Flight Testing

Bengaluru: The indigenous Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) designed and developed by HAL to replace the ageing Kiran aircraft fleet of the IAF commenced spin flight testing in Bengaluru. The flight was piloted by HAL’s test pilots Gp. Capt H.V. Thakur (Retd) and Wg. Cdr P. Avasti (Retd). 
Posted Date :  24-11-20

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Shri Ajay Khare HAL designer bags IETE-Devi Singh Tyagi Award

Bengaluru: Mr Ajay Khare who works at HAL as Deputy General Manager (Design) has been bestowed with the prestigious IETE (The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers) award for the year 2020. The award is for his outstanding work in Full Life Cycle Development of Indigenous
Posted Date :  28-09-20

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The CAS ACM RKS Bhadauria launched a mobile application My IAF

New Delhi: New Delhi: The CAS ACM RKS Bhadauria launched a mobile application 'My IAF' at Air HQs (VB) on 24 Aug as part of Digital India initiative. App developed in association with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) provides career related information & details
Posted Date :  24-08-20

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Defence Minister Inaugurates HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre

Bengaluru: HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre (SDC) is a sound example of synergistic collaboration between the aerospace and the academia, says Defence Minister Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre through a video conference on Thursday. The S
Posted Date :  14-08-20

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HAL Indigenous LCH Deployed for Operations at Leh

Bengaluru: In light of the prevailing situation on the border, HAL produced two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) have been deployed for operations at high altitude (Leh sector) at short notice to support IAF missions. “It is the lightest attack helicopter in the world designed and developed by HA
Posted Date :  12-08-20

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HAL Establishes COVID-19 Care Centre in 16 Days

Bangalore: Sensing the urgency to control rapidly spreading Pandemic, HAL has converted its Ghatage Convention Centre located on Old Airport Road into a Covid-19 Care Center (CCC) and handed it over to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) here today. The facility having 160 beds with other s
Posted Date :  18-07-20

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Tejas Foc Aircraft Handed Over To The IAF

Coimbatore: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday inducted Tejas Mk-1 FOC aircraft into the recently resurrected No 18 Sqn, the “Flying Bullets” at Air Force Station Sulur, marking yet another important step towards enhancing the operational capability of the Air Force. The Squadron is the
Posted Date :  28-05-20

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IAF Inducted Into Service The First Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Mk-1

Coimbatore: The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted into service the first Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mk-1 in Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard on Wednesday and operationalised its second LCA squadron No. 18 ‘Flying Bullets’. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal (ACM)
Posted Date :  28-05-20

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HAL resumes normal ops with staggered

Bengaluru: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) resumed normal operations with staggered shifts in this aerospace hub, the defence PSU said on Friday. The company has also designed and developed a pedal-based hands-free sanitizer dispenser for hygiene at work place and on shop floor. “We have di
Posted Date :  09-05-20

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Defence PSUs OFB join fight against COVID-19

New Delhi: Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and the Ordnance Factory Board have pitched in to shore up India's fight against COVID-19. The OFB has planned for 280 isolation beds across 10 hospitals spread over six states in the country. HAL, Bengaluru has an isolation ward facil
Posted Date :  06-04-20

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HAL pledges rs 26.25 crore to PM cares fund

New Delhi: Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has on Monday pledged Rs 26.25 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund. The defence company’s employees have donated their one-day salary amounting to Rs 6.25 crore. Cumulatively, it works o
Posted Date :  31-03-20

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HAL pays 333 pct interim dividend for 2019-20

Bengaluru: Aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Monday declared a whopping interim dividend of 333 per cent or Rs 33.25 per share of Rs 10 face value for fiscal 2019-20.   “The interim dividend of Rs 33.25 (332.50 per cent) for the fiscal ending March 31, 2020 was declare
Posted Date :  17-03-20

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Shri Rajnath Singh Inaugurates The Light Combat Helicopter

Bengaluru: Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates the Light Combat Helicopter Final Assembly Hangar at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Complex in Bengaluru. HAL is actively engaged and is contributing to the space programmes of the country. A separate Aerospace division was
Posted Date :  28-02-20

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HAL signs an MoU with Wipro 3D

Bengaluru: In its kind of first and unique collaboration in India in Metal 3D Printing, state-run defence and aerospace manufacturer Navratna PSU, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Wipro 3D, the metal additive manufacturing (AM) business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), have signe
Posted Date :  04-01-20

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Shri Alok Verma takes over as director HAL

Bengaluru: Shri Alok Verma took charge as Director (Human Resources) of HAL on January 1. Prior to this, he was serving as General Manager (HR) HAL. Shri nVerma joined HAL in 2006 after serving with National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) for 19 years. Verma was instrumental in transforming the emplo
Posted Date :  03-01-20

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