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‘India hopes to fly indigenous 90-seater aircraft in five yrs’

01 July 2011

NEW DELHI: India hopes to test fly its first indigenously-developed 90 seater regional transport aircraft in the next five years, a top official has said.

The 90-seater RTA will be developed as a team India initiative led by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), which could also see some global participation, CSIR Director General Samir Brahmachari said here today.

A committee headed by former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair submitted a feasibility study to Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently in this regard.

The Committee, which had top bureaucrats and aerospace scientists as members, has suggested a two-pronged approach — Design Development and Production Unit — to realise the objective.

“The Committee has come to a conclusion that the RTA should be a narrow body turbo fan aircraft with a seating capacity for 70-90 persons and stretchable to 80-100 persons,” Brahmachari said…..

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/172940/india-hopes-fly-indigenous-90.html

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July 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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