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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

  • 14 Joint ventures
  • Four production units
  • 11 R&D centers
  • Total income of Rs 19,400 crore (US$ 2.81 billion) in FY19 and Rs 6,843.77 crore (US$ 979.22 million) in H1FY20

The company had its origin as the Hindustan Aircraft Limited was incorporated on Dec 23, 1940 at Bangalore by Shri Walchand Hirachand a farsighted visionary in association with the Government of Mysore with the aim of manufacturing aircraft 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 took 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. Amalgamation of the two companies i.e. Hindustan Aircraft Limited and Aeronautics India Limited was brought about on Oct 01, 1964 by an Amalgamation order issued by the Government of India and the Company after the amalgamation was named as "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)" with its principal business being design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aircraft, helicopter, engines and related systems like avionics, instruments and accessories.

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2019 Hal designed and developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) with the high-altitude capability in hot and high weather conditions in Himalayas.
HAL delivers chetak helicopter to Indian navy ahead of schedule
2018 Currently the programmes underway at HAL are 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


Updated: May, 2019

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