Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on 5 February 2015 bagged a Defence contract of 1090 crore rupees for supplying 14 Do-228 aircrafts to Indian Air Force (IAF) along with six reserve engines, one flight simulator and associated equipment.
HAL Do-228 aircraft will be manufactured by the Transport Aircraft Division (TAD) at Kanpur. Earlier, the division has manufactured 125 HAL Do-228 aircraft for various defence and other customers and has expertise in manufacturing of transport and trainer category of aircraft. This aircraft has also been exported to Seychelles and Mauritius.
About HAL Do-228 aircraft
• HAL Do-228 is a highly reliable, multi-purpose, fuel efficient, rugged, light weight twin turboprop aircraft with a retractable tricycle landing gear.
• The cockpit is designed to accommodate two crew members and is fitted with duplicate controls.
• The cabin can accommodate 19 passengers in commuter configuration.
• Its integral fuel tanks in wings make it an aircraft with highest fuel carrying capacity in its class (2850 liters).
When: 5 February 2015