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Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd

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Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd

  • One of Asia's largest aerospace companies with 'Navratna' status
  • 15 types of aircraft/helicopters manufactured with in-house R&D
  • Overhauled over 9,643 aircraft and 29,775 engines

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) came into existence on October 1, 1964. The company was formed by the merger of Hindustan Aircraft Ltd with Aeronautics India Ltd and Aircraft Manufacturing Depot, Kanpur.

The company traces its roots to the pioneering efforts of industrialist Mr Seth Walchand Hirachand, who set up Hindustan Aircraft Ltd at Bengaluru in association with the erstwhile princely State of Mysore in December 1940. The Government of India became a shareholder in March 1941 and took over the management in 1942.

Today, HAL has 19 production units and 10 research and design centres in eight locations in India. The company has an impressive product track record - 15 types of aircraft/helicopters manufactured with in-house research and development (R&D) and 14 types produced under license. HAL has manufactured over 3658 aircraft/helicopters, 4,178 engines, upgraded 272 aircraft and overhauled over 9,643 aircraft and 29,775 engines.


Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd: India's Largest Aerospace Company

2012 Wins Digital Inclusion Award 2012 for ERP and e-procurement implementation across the company in the silver category
2011 Wins prize for the best exhibition stall in the International Conference and Exhibition (INCAL) on Aluminium
2010 Light combat aircraft (LCA) gets initial operational clearance
2008 First HAL-built Hawk Trainer Mk 132 aircraft is handed over to IAF
2006 Celebrates 50 years of partnership with Rolls Royce

Updated: September, 2014

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India is presently ranked 76th among a total of 143 economies, as per the Global Innovation Index (GII).
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