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),
- 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