Bengaluru: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from the Indian Air Force to meet its requirement of Basic Trainers at the Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru on Thursday February 4 2021.
The RFP is for 70 HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft with provision for 38 more aircraft. The documents were handed over by Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sandeep Singh and DG (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence V L Kantha Rao to Chairman and Managing Director, HAL R Madhavan.
The certification will be given against the Program Compliance and Quality Review (PCQR). The production will take place at two manufacturing facilities of HAL in Bengaluru and Nashik. The RFP has come within six years from the first flight of HAL which is the shortest time-line in aircraft industry. The trainer will have more than 60 percent indigenous content and is supported by agencies such as Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), Regional Director Aeronautical Quality Assurance (RDAQA), Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE)among others.