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Saras to soar into skies again

10 February 2011

The Saras programme of National Aerospace Laboratories, which was halted for nearly two years, will get a fresh lease of life now that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has given its nod to continue the programme.

In a day or two, the NAL will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to manufacture the Saras.

After one of its prototypes had an accident a couple of years back during a test sortie, the programme was halted. Speaking to reporters here, NAL Director Dr A. R. Upadhya said on Wednesday that the DGCA had given its go-ahead on Tuesday to continue the project and they will be signing an MoU with HAL on Thursday or Friday to start manufacturing the Saras, which is a Light Transport Aircraft (LTA)……

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/bengaluru/saras-soar-skies-again-549

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Written by csirindia

February 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Posted in NAL

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