Over-view of Hindustan Aeronautics LimitedThe Hindustan Aeronautics Limited was established in October 1964 by merging Hindustan Aircraft Limited andAeronautics India Limited. It is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aircraft,helicopters, engines and their accessories.Today, HAL has 19 Production Units and 10 Research & Design Centres in 8 locations in India with Head Quarter beingat Bangalore.The Company has an impressive product track record - 15 types of Aircraft/Helicopters manufactured with in-house R & Dand 14 types produced under license. The Company has exports to more than 30 countries, having demonstrated itsquality and price competitiveness. It has also diversified into the field of Industrial & Marine Gas Turbine business andReal-time software business.VISIONTo become a significant global player in the aerospace industryMISSIONTo achieve self reliance in design, development, manufacture, upgrade and maintenance of aerospace equipmentdiversifying into related areas and managing the business in a climate of growing professional competence to achieveworld class performance standards for global competitiveness and growth in exports. ".Financial InformationAnnual Turn-over and Growth rateFinancial Year Turnover ( Crores of Rupee) Growth rate2008-09 10373 11.25%2009-10 11457 10.45%2010-11 13116 14.48%Order Book:HAL as an order book of close to Rs 1,00,000 crore (Rs 1 trillion) of which Rs 35,000 crores of order is received in last 5years. The company has plan to invest Rs 20,000 crore over next 10 years to execute these orders.Future Target, Plans and challenges:Target for 2021:The company has set a target to manufacture 1,500 helicopters • including 100 advanced light helicopters (ALH Dhruv) • 300 light utility helicopters and • 400 multi-role helicopters (IMRH) • Bringing in more indigenous development to bringing down cost of design and development of aircraft.
Challenges: • Shortage of trained manpower in some critical areas (read as design and manufacturing) is a concern. Present HAL policies dont give the flexibility to go out of turn to retain talent. Also, we need to give exposure to our men in new areas • On the technology front HAL needs to put its production lines in tune with the changing times. Teaming up with the private sector in more areas to keep its facilities in par with global standard.Plan:HAL has got the competence and required facilities; the question is of project management as it is handling too manyprogrammes at a time so it is facing the capacity constraints in executing orders in time. There is a need for restructuringHAL to streamline its operations and focus on priorities.A nine member panel headed by B.K. Chaturvedi has been formed by Ministry of defense to study restructuring of HAL tospin off low value added operations, improve corporate governance, and ways to ensure greater involvement of theprivate industry in the defense sector.HAL has a reserve of Rs. 9000 crore and adding Rs 1500 crore to it annually. They have planned to invest 8-9% of theirannual turnover in R&D to become self-reliantCurrent Projects of HAL and Status • UAC/HAL Il-214 Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) • Tejas - Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) • Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) • Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) • Indian Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) • Various military and civil upgrades.Project Status Project Status RemarkLCA - Tejas Gaining Initial Operational Clearance LCA, Tejas Phase-ll Programme (Air Force version) was (IOC) in December 2010. Expected to sanctioned in November 2001 at a cost of Rs.3301.78 Cr. fulfill requirements of IOC-2 by end of with Probable Date of Completion (PDC) of December 2012 and to be inducted by Indian Air 2008. force in second half of 2013 The project is likely to be completed by December 2012 with an additional cost of Rs.2475.78 Cr. The additional cost is to meet the expanded scope of the programme, increased cost of materials, manpower, maintenance of facilities, etc.JAGUAR DARIN- The IAF currently operates 120 Jaguar MOD has signed a Rs.3113.02 crore contract with HAL forIII Upgrade strike fighters powered by Rolls-Royce upgrade of IAF Jaguars by December 2017. Adour-811 turbofan engines IAF contracted Raytheon to develop a Munitions Control Unit (MCUs) that would allow its Darin II equipped Jaguars to use the smart weapons with minimal to no modifications
to aircraft wiring and the flight or stores management software An Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) being co- developed by the DRDO’s Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) and Cassidian (formerly EADS Defense Electronics). In November 2010, the IAF issued an RFP for the supply of 280 turbofans (including 40 spare engines) for re-engining IAF Jaguars. In response, Rolls-Royce offered its Adour MK-821 engine, an upgraded version of the Adour-811, and Honeywell its F125IN Turbofan engine.Rolls-Royce pulled out of the competition in March 2011 creating a single vendor situation and forcing cancellation of the tender.Mirage Upgrade April 27/12: India’s Mirage 2000s Work on the upgrades would be performed by a French- resumed operational flights, as each Indian consortium including Dassault (aircraft aircraft is checked and cleared manufacturer), Thales (weapons systems integrator), MBDA (missiles) and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. MICA replace both the radar-guided Super 350 MRAAM and Magic-II short-range infrared missiles on Indian Mirages, offering better performance and range. Thales has offered to deliver the first 2 aircraft from its facilities in France within 40 months of signing, while it helped HAL upgrade 2 more aircraft in India to gain familiarity. Thereafter, HAL would upgrade one aircraft every month, for 47 monthsINTERMEDIATE The first and second prototypes of the HAL reached a deal to replace the SNECMA engine withJET TRAINER HJT-36, labelled PT-1 and PT-2, flew the NPO Saturn AL-55I with 16.9 kN of thrust. The deal(IJT) on 7 March 2003 and in March 2004, also provided for license-production of the engine in India respectively by HAL. After over 280 test flights, the aircraft ARDC relied on software to reduce the design & entered limited series production in development cycle. The software from Unigraphics 2009 for the first 12 aircraft to be provided two major functionalities: 3-D CAD/CAM and data delivered to the Air Force. management. The 3D CAD/CAM was used to design subcomponents, components, and large assemblies and even complete mock-ups of the aircraft Snecma Moteurs and Turbomeca delivered two of the Larzac 04H20 engine that powers the current and probably the next IJT.LIGHT COMBAT The first prototype of LCH completed The 5.5-tonne LCH should be ready for induction into IAFHELICOPTER its first ground run on 4 February 2010 by 2012-2013.(LCH) HAL has a firm order to deliver 65 LCH to the IAF and 114 to the Army LCH will have the Shakti engine, co-developed with French engine-maker Turbomeca, and will be equipped with guns, rockets and missiles for anti-tank and counter-insurgency attacks The helicopter is powered by the HAL/Turbomeca Shakti turboshaft engine. The helicopter will be equipped
with helmet-mounted targeting systems, electronic warfare systems and advanced weapons systems. Project Cost is ~ Rs 876 CroreUAC/HAL Il-214 Under development and it is expected The Indo-Russian partners have roped in another RussianMultirole to fly by 2014 and to enter service by firm - Multirole Transport Aircraft Ltd (MTAL) - as thirdTransport 2016 partner in the joint venture for the project, the $2.6-billionAircraft (MTA) The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) contract with the United Aircraft Corporation — Transport Aircraft (UAC-TA), the Russian partner and their JV-Multirole Transport Aircraft Ltd (MTAL) for the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) project.INDIAN MULTI Companies that have responded to HAL’s invitation includeROLE Eurocopter (EC725 Caracal), Sikorsky (S-92A), Agusta-HELICOPTER Westland (AW101) and Mil (Mi-17-IV).(IMRH) This helicopter will incorporate a multifunction display system (MFD) as well as have integrated architecture avionics, as well as a full-fledged computer on board. This computer will be comparable to the MIL 1553C computers on board the US helicopter The advanced light helicopter program cost around Rs 500 crore