HAL conducts first metal-cut on new turbo trainer

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  1. Ganesh2691

    Ganesh2691 Regular Member

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    While Swiss firm Pilatus Aircraft begins confirmatory flight checks on India’s first PC-7 Mk.II propeller trainers in Switzerland, HAL has launched the first metal cut for its own turboprop ab initio trainer aircraft, the HTT-40, that will augment the PC-7s and progressively replace the HPT-32 Deepak, that remains grounded. According to HAL, “The programme is governed by a strict time frame and ARDC is all geared up to meet the challenge. Key achievements include completion of preliminary design phase (PDP), finalisation of numerical master geometry (NMG),completion of preliminary wind tunnel testing, design of major frames and system finalisation.”

    HAL is still to finalise an engine for its platform. The first flight of the HTT-40 is likely to take place by early 2014. With Tejas running into interminable delays and HAL’s intermediate jet trainer (IJT) HJT-36 Sitara also in trouble, there will be a glaring focus on whether HAL manages to stick to time-lines on even a basic aircraft like the HTT-40. The company’s reputation may be on the line to deliver a simple propeller trainer on or before time, considering that it has already taken on board infinitely more complex projects, including the fifth generation fighter aircraft, which will require actual input from the company’s designers and engineers.

    HAL conducts first metal-cut on new turbo trainer | idrw.org
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Company concept of the HAL HTT-40
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_HTT-40
     
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    Sridhar House keeper Moderator

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    HTT-40 now dead, the IAF's Rs 2,900 crore buy of 75 Pilatus PC-7 Mk II could rise to 181 trainers

    MoD rejects HAL’s proposal to build basic trainer

    “Why should we pay HAL Rs 60 crore per basic trainer, when we can buy proven trainers from abroad for Rs 30 crore?” said a top MoD official to Business Standard.

    “We would be willing to pay higher rates to build indigenous capability in strategic defence equipment. But can HAL argue that the capability to build basic trainers is strategically vital,” noted the official.


    Broadsword: MoD rejects HAL’s proposal to build basic trainer
     
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    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    Money spent on R/D went down to blackhole .
     
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    What extra R&D you need to do to make a propeller plane...when you are already in the process of making Helicopters and jet fighters.
     
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    This the high time for the disinvestment of HAL to Indian corporate only. HAL can't continue to enjoy tax payers money which couldn't even deliver a basic trainer. This organisation has failed to develop & retain competencies in it's core activity. HAL does not deserve it's survival with the current work culture & unprofessional approach.
     
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    It is really shocking that HAL is not able to deliver a small turbo ac which are made as home builts in US & Europe.
     
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    My interpretation of Indian manufacturing sector is that most of the guys are really smart when it comes to publishing paper and research but some how they fail when it comes down to real world scenarios.
    I used to work for Heat and Control as a drafts person (junior) and we had a design office in Chennai.Some of the guys were really smart and educated but they always had issues on the practicality bit with the designers at our office...who mostly started their career as a Tradesman.
     

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