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2020 may see India-built aircraft in the skies

02 July 2011

NEW DELHI:

India could join by 2020, if not earlier, the select group of countries that manufacture aircraft.

A committee, comprising top bureaucrats, aerospace scientists and industry leaders, recently submitted a report to the Prime Minister’s Office, which says the country has the technical capability to make a project to design and develop a regional aircraft with a seating capacity of 70 to 90 that would be stretchable to 80-100 seats.

The panel, headed by the former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, G. Madhavan Nair, and Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Samir Brahmachari has estimated that the project could cost about Rs. 7,700 crore — Rs. 4,500 crore for the design and development activities and Rs. 3,200 crore for the production unit……

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2151321.ece

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Written by csirindia

July 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Posted in CSIR

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