State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed an agreement with Alliance Air to supply two of its Do-228 aircraft for deployment in Arunachal Pradesh. The agreement aims to boost the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) in the region.
“This is to inform that the company today signed a lease agreement with Alliance Air for the deployment of the HAL Do-228 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh,” HAL said on Sunday in a stock exchange document. .
The HAL Do-228 is a multi-purpose aircraft well suited for operations in the northeast and has short take-off and landing capabilities, the ability to land and take off from semi-prepared runways, the company said. in a press release.
HAL’s Transport Aircraft Division in Kanpur deals with transport and training aircraft for defense customers and is involved in the manufacture of the Hindustan-228 aircraft. The Hindustan-228 is a 19-seat multirole utility aircraft built for various applications such as VIP transport, passenger transport, air ambulance, flight inspection roles, cloud seeding and recreational activities such as parachute jumping, aerial surveillance, photography and cargo applications.
This development opens up a new perspective in civil aviation for HAL, he said, adding that the company wanted to increase its footprint in regional civil aviation by engaging more HAL Do-228s by the country’s air operators.
Apurba Roy, Managing Director, Transport Aircraft Division, Kanpur, HAL and Arun Kumar Bansal, Chief Engineering Officer, Alliance Air Aviation Limited signed the agreement documents in Bengaluru.
On the occasion, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said it was a big day for the state given the geographic challenges in the vast state, connectivity will now be easier.
Deputy Chief State Minister Chowna Mein, State Interior Minister Bamang Felix, Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Naresh Kumar and Secretary of Civil Aviation Swapnil Nayak have attended the event virtually by videoconference.
Other dignitaries present included Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), R Madhavan, CMD (HAL), Usha Padhee, JS (MoCA) and senior officials from HAL, General Directorate of the civil aviation (DGCA) and the Airport Authority. of India (AAI).
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