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Default Re: Importance Of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company based in Bangalore, Karnataka.

The government-owned corporation is primarily involved in the operations of the aerospace industry.

It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.

These include manufacturing and assembly of aircraft, navigation and related communication equipment and airports operation.

It is currently involved in the design, fabrication and assembly of aircraft, jet engines, helicopters and their spare parts.

One of the largest aerospace companies in Asia, HAL has annual turnover of over US$2 billion.

More than 40% of HAL's revenues come from international deals to manufacture aircraft engines, spare parts, and other aircraft materials.

A partial list of major operations undertaken by HAL includes the following:

International agreements-

HAL Dhruv helicopters of the Ecuadorian Air Force in 2009 Aero India
An IAF BAe Hawk being licence-produced at the HAL Hawk production facility in Bangalore

The US$35 billion fifth-generation fighter jet programme with the Sukhoi Corporation of Russia

US$1 billion contract to manufacture aircraft parts for Boeing

Multi-role transport aircraft project with Ilyushin of Russia worth US$600 million

120 RD-33MK turbofan engines to be manufactured for MiG-29K by HAL for US$250 million.

Contract to manufacture 1,000 TPE331 aircraft engines for Honeywell worth US$200,000 each (estimates put total value of deal at US$200 million).

US$120 million deal to manufacture Dornier 228 for RUAG of Switzerland.

Manufacture of aircraft parts for Airbus SAS worth US$150 million

US$100 million contract to export composite materials to Israel Aircraft Industries

US$65 million joint-research facility with Honeywell and planned production of Garrett TPE331 engines

US$50.7 million contract to supply Advanced Light Helicopter to Ecuadorian Air Force. HAL will also open a maintenance base in the country

US$30 million contract to supply avionics for Malaysian Su-30MKM

US$20 million contract to supply ambulance version of HAL Dhruv to Peru

Contract of 3 HAL Dhruv helicopters from Turkey worth US$20 million

US$10 million order from Namibia for HAL Chetak and Cheetah helicopters

Supply of HAL Dhruv helicopters to Mauritius' National Police in a deal worth US$7 million

Unmanned helicopter development project with Israel Aircraft Industries

Domestic agreements-

220 Sukhoi Su-30MKI being manufactured at HAL's facilities in Nasik, Koraput and Bangalore. The total contract, which also involves Russia's Sukhoi Aerospace, is worth US$3.2 billion.

200 HAL Light Combat Helicopters for the Indian Air Force and 500 HAL Dhruv helicopters worth US$5.83 billion.

US$900 million aerospace hub in Andhra Pradesh.

US$57 million upgrade of SEPECAT Jaguar fleet of the Indian Air Force

US$55 million helicopter simulator training facility in Bangalore in collaboration with Canada's CAE

64 MiG-29s to be upgraded by HAL and Russia's MiG Corporation in a programme worth US$960 million

Licensed production of 82 BAe Hawk 132.
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