Indigenous aircraft trainer, HANSA-NG

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  • March 7, 2022
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Indigenous aircraft trainer, HANSA-NG

Part of: Prelims 

Context: A first-of-its-kind indigenous aircraft trainer, HANSA-NG, has completed sea-level trials in Puducherry, a necessary condition before evaluation by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

  • Developed by: CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), 

Key takeaways 

  • HANSA-New Generation is reportedly one of the most advanced flying trainers.
  • It is powered by a Rotax digital control engine with features such as a composite lightweight airframe, a glass cockpit, a bubble canopy with a wide panoramic view, and electrically operated flaps.
  • The aircraft is designed to meet the need of flying clubs in India for trainer aircraft.
  • It is an ideal aircraft for commercial pilot licensing due to its low cost and low fuel consumption.
  • It is also a revamped version of the original Hansa developed three decades ago.

News Source: TH

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