Mahindra's 5-seater aircraft to be launched soon

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  1. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Mahindra Aerospace said this week its new five-seat airplane, which would be India's first indigenous GA aircraft, is expected to fly for the first time next month. According to Indian news sources, the NM5-100 will sell for "20 percent less than a similar aircraft from Cessna." The company has been working for a several years in partnership with India's National Aerospace Laboratories to design the airplane, which is expected to meet FAR Part 23 standards. A larger version of the airplane also is in the works, which would seat 8 to 10. The company has said it plans to become India's first manufacturer serving the GA market, with four to six models for global distribution. :balle:


    The NM5-100 is an all-metal aircraft, with a composite cowling and fairings. It is expected to be used for air taxi, light cargo and medevac, as well as training. Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Australia's Gippsland Aeronautics in 2010.


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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Kunal, what say that this aircraft could be damn useful for BSF and Coast Guard (with seaplane modifications)?
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    NAL Mahindra NM5

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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Cant say what the range, but it can be mounted with FLIR pods and communication gear..

    For SEA purpose i say double Engine, like NAL RTA-70..

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    Their is lot we can do with this platform, like DRDO AWACS, Marine survellence, etc can be done..






    For BSF its gud...
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    wow a strong step towards private sectors much needed existence in defense field
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Why doesn't IAF buy these for basic trainers rather than engage costly foreign made imports? Have they even evaluated these? I mean basic trainers are for rookie pilots to familiarize them with basics of flying. Why do we need Grobs, Texans, Tucanos etc?
     
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    @Tshering22,
    There were better aircrafts which IAF rejected..

    HPT-34/35/40 Three aircraft..












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    Whats wrong with HPTT-35/40 ?
     
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    Good Job, BTW more private participation should be encouraged.

    Best wishes for M&M.

    Regards
     
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    i think after some year india will sell it's aircrafts to france......
     
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    AFAIK, HTT-40 is not rejected. HAL is going ahead with plans to develop and operationalize HTT-40 in 5 year timeline and last i heard these trainers will equip later half of AFA's basic trainers fleet.
     
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    kunal,
    What happened to htt 35? Was a prototype made?
     
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    Mockup, I assume it was ready for prototype testing, But IAF rejected..
     
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    Kunal!! the cockpit of HTT-35 ? it is completely filled with MFDs ,making it a glass cockpit.... that too in the 1990s.. it looks better than IJT cockpit!!!! Every time a new chairman comes ,the agenda changes and the priorities too!!! HAL programmes are run based on IAF interests!!! why cant Mahindra or TAAL take up HTT-35 designs and fabricate it?
     
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    Their is a serious problem in coordination between Military demand and Manufacturer output..
     
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    I am not up to date on the technological advancement so far achieved by metalurgical industry in India. I know in the early days of HAL when HF-24 and AVRO were being developed we did face the challenges on the manufacturing front specially fuselage and wings part of the aeroplanes. What percentage of the final product is really locally sourced and how much is foreign made?
     
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    The engine for a turbo Prop is sourced other than that every thing is available in India..
     
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    I think mahindra is a better company than tata.
     
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