Hansa aircraft

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Hansa aircraft

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Security

In News:  Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft successfully make its maiden flight.

 Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft:

  • Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft is an aircraft designed and developed by CSIR-NAL.
  • The unique features of Hansa-NG are glass cockpit with cabin comfort, high, efficient digitally controlled engine, electrically-operated flaps, long endurance, low acquisition, and low operating cost.
  • CSIR-NAL has already identified a private partner and series production will start soon.

About NAL

  • National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), is India’s first & largest aerospace firm.
  • It was established by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at Delhi in 1959 and its headquarters was later moved to Bangalore in 1960.
  • It is the only government aerospace R&D laboratory in the country’s civilian sector.
  • The firm closely operates with HAL, DRDO and ISRO and has the prime responsibility of developing civilian aircraft in India.
  • The CSIR-NAL mandate is to develop aerospace technologies with strong science content, design and build small and medium-sized civil aircraft, and support all national aerospace programmes.

About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 

  • It is the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in India. 
  • CSIR hasa pan-India presence and has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units.
  • Established: September 1942.
  • CSIR is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology and it operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • CSIR covers a wide spectrum of streams – from radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology and nanotechnology to mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology.
  • It provides significant technological intervention in many areas with regard to societal efforts which include the environment, health, drinking water, food, housing, energy, farm and non-farm sectors.
  • Organisation Structure
    • President: Prime Minister of India (Ex-officio)
    • Vice President: Union Minister of Science and Technology (Ex-officio)
    • Governing Body: The Director-General is the head of the governing body. The other ex-officio member is the finance secretary (expenditures).
    • 15-member advisory body composed of prominent members from respective fields of science and technology. Member terms are of three years.

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