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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

  • 15 joint ventures (JVs)
  • Four production units
  • 11 R&D centers
  • Total consolidated income stood at Rs. 23,112.77 crore (US$ 3.10 billion) in FY21

Hindustan Aircraft Limited was incorporated on Dec 23, 1940 at Bangalore by Mr. Walchand Hirachand, a farsighted visionary in association with the government of Mysore with an aim to manufacture aircrafts in India. In March 1941, the government of India became one of the shareholders in the company, holding one third of its paid-up capital and subsequently taking over its management in 1942. The company had built aircraft and engines of foreign design under licence, such as Prentice, Vampire and Gnat aircraft. It also undertook the design and development of aircraft indigenously. Over 150 trainers were manufactured and supplied to the Indian Air Force and other customers. Two companies i.e. Hindustan Aircraft Limited and Aeronautics India Limited were merged on Oct 01, 1964 by an Amalgamation order issued by the Government of India and the company formed was named as "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)". The principal business of the company was to design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aircraft, helicopter, engines and related systems like avionics, instruments, and accessories.

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2021 In May 2021, HAL and Rolls-Royce signed a MoU to establish packaging, installation, marketing and services support for Rolls-Royce MT30 marine engines in India.
In February 2021, HAL entered into an agreement with Elbit Systems Electro Optics Elop Ltd., Israel for supply of Digital Overhead Head Up Display Systems (DOHS) during Aero India 2021.
In February 2021, HAL handed over three Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) to the Indian Navy and two ALHs to the Indian Coast Guard as part of its 16 ALHs contract at the Aero India 2021.
In February 2021, HAL and Rolls-Royce agreed to expand their partnership in India on two significant areas – expanding the supply chain for both Civil and Defence Aerospace and establishing an authorised maintenance centre for Adour Mk871 engines to support Rolls-Royce's global customers.
In January 2021, HAL successfully test fired a Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from the Hawk-i aircraft, off the coast of Odisha.
2020 HAL delivered the biggest cryogenic propellant tank (C32 LH2) ever fabricated by the company to ISRO
HAL and Tech Mahindra (TM) signed a contract worth Rs. 400 crore (US$ 54.36 million) recently in Bengaluru for implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to support HAL’s ‘Project Parivartan’
HAL signed pacts with Rosoboronexport, Coast Guard, IIT Kanpur and Turbo Aviation Private Ltd. (TAPL) at DefExpo 2020
2019 HAL signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) under Ministry of Civil Aviation to promote cooperation between RGNAU and HAL
HAL designed and developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) with the high-altitude capability in hot and high weather conditions in Himalayas
HAL delivered chetak helicopter to Indian Navy ahead of schedule
2018 The programmes underway at HAL were production of SU-30 MKI, LCA & DO-228 Aircraft;Dhruv-ALH, Chetak & Cheetal Helicopters, and Repair Overhaul of Jaguar, Kiran MkI/IA/II, Mirage, HS-748, AN-32, MiG 21, Su-30MKI, Hawk & DO-228 aircraft; & ALH, Cheetal, Cheetah & Chetak helicopters
BSE CIO Klub Award 2017 for implementation of Make in India Portal
For production of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), a separate LCA Tejas Division was established at Bangalore
2007 A new Aircraft Composite Division (ACD), with a dedicated manufacturing facility for composite materials for in-house projects was set up
2000 Airport Service Centre was created to synergize the operation of HAL Bangalore Airport
1979 Started manufacture of 'Jaguar' aircraft and with Rolls Royce-Turbomeca for Adour engines
1964 Amalgamated with Aeronautics India Limited
1951 Was placed under the Administrative control of Ministry of Defence
1940 Incorporated on Dec 23, 1940 at Bangalore by Shri Walchand Hirachand in association with the Government of Mysore


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