India's low-cost dreamliner:- and its made in India

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  1. JAISWAL

    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    India to get its own low-cost dreamliner soon
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    Bangalore: India can soon boast of its very own low-cost,
    passenger plane. That's right.
    For the very first time, the country has embarked upon a project to design and manufacture its first, indigenous passenger aircraft. Called the National Civilian Plane, it can carry a little less than 100 people and could make its maiden flight in less than five
    years.
    Nearly 100 engineers are working on this ambitious project at the National Aerospace Laboratory in Bangalore that's expected to cost Rs 4,300 crore.
    The plane can take off from small runways and is aimed at air- linking smaller cities.
    "We have come out with a project report for developing this aircraft, a 90-seater aircraft which can fly from short runways and operate in between small cities of the country and meet the Indian market very well and capture some of the international market in developing countries", said G. Madhavan Nair, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the man who flew India to the moon.
    The plane is expected to fill a vital gap in the domestic aviation sector. With air traffic within the country growing annually at the rate of 15%, designers feel that the demand for the new passenger plane could rise to around 500 in the next decade.
    The National Aerospace Laboratory has earlier successfully designed the two-seater Hansa plane that has been put into commercial use. It's effort to make a small, 14-seater plane, Saras, though hit a roadblock when a prototype crashed near Bangalore in 2009, killing three people. Aerospace engineers are banking on the management skills of Mr Nair this time to develop this plane and commercialise it in partnership
    with the private sector.
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    The news is good, but this photo hardly looks like that of a 90 seater aeroplane.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    That is a Jaguar.
     
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    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

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    xmas present from madhvan santa nair.

    but pic is mis-match its of ijt and not a 90 seater plane.

    ISRO can only take up such project with good efficacy and technical expertise
     
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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    It will take TEN years Nothing less By that Time there will be plenty of Cheaper options
     
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    Nah bud! It's a Jaguar! Look at the air intake and landing gear and compare:


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    x2 .... Good catch bud!
     
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    ahh sorry. i just focused on the twin seats and head of plane, not on the air inlets.
     
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    Bigger version..
     
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    Let us hope that this plane is truly indigenious

    Unlike the LCA where we have done assembling or as they say
    System integration of MAJOR parts like engine and radars
     
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    Military Applications..

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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    Those 100 engineers must be shifted to DRDO and this project must be scrapped

    4300 crores is a lot of money
     
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    The main meaning and pride behind a indigenous hardware is its deign..

    A Indian Deign just like Dhruv..

    MOD have no problems sources these stuff from outside, Until the country have capability to make it inside..
     
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    Even Indian private airlines will not buy this

    And dreaming about converting it for military applications is asking for the moon

    Because they will have to make a lot of changes and a NEW prototype altogether
    will have to be made FOR each application whether it is AWACS or Refueller or Naval Reconaissance
     
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    Oh!
    I forgot to mention that figure is of jaguar assembly line during 90s, and this picture was posted with artical.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Oh yes, its so true....

    No offence mate.. :namaste:
     
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    Its better to accept Russians offer to join MS-21 project than developing one.

    NAL is a failed organisation, FACT.
     
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    Why not a private co. initiative for a commercial effort, Mahindra strikes in mind.
     
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    How about NAL working with Russians & Israelis?

    Dozens of engineers came down from Israel last year to work on NAL's civilian aeroplanes. Matter of fact, they did major design change & working on 3 different prototypes.
     
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    NAL is a jewel in the Crown of indian aeronautics. what ever ppl say ,has any body tried here solving complex CFD problems?
     

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