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Saras will take to the skies in 2012

29 September 2011

The Saras, the indigenous transport aircraft developed by NAL, may take to the skies again in March, next year. It has not taken to the skies since the crash of the prototype PT-2 in 2009.

…..The Kanpur unit of the HAL is expected to manufacture these aircraft.

The 14-seater twin-engine aircraft would be used for coastal surveillance and training young cadets on flying transport aircraft. Meanwhile, the ASTE is in the process of conducting user-evaluation trials of the LCA. The LCA had earlier received the initial operational clearance or IOC. Now it’s in the process of getting the IOC1 and in another year it could get the FOC or the Final Operational Clearance……

Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/saras-will-take-toskies-in-2012/450784/

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Written by csirindia

September 30, 2011 at 6:37 am

Posted in NAL

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