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Saras project on road to revival

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  1. ashok321

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    The 14-seater ambitious Saras project of National Aeronautics Limited (NAL) might see fair weather again with the government mulling a revival plan for the same. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), that had almost shelved the plan, is on a rethink mode with additional funding in the pipeline.

    As reported earlier, the funding for Saras project had dried up during UPA-2’s fag end putting the entire project into a spin. The project was already mired in overweight issues, a crash and a scathing CAG probe in a span of 11 years since its first flight in 2004.

    ASTE had lost two Test Pilots and a Flight Test Engineer in the Saras crash in 2009. Now, the ASTE officials confirm the ‘revival plan,‘ having attended meeting(s) aimed at getting the platform back on air.

    Sitara, the Intermediate Jet Trainer of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, is also on the ‘recovery mode’ after being in the ‘ICU’ for many years now. The project seems to have got a new impetus for its ‘spin and stall’ trials.......

    Read more at: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news...i-to-fire-brahmos-in-3-months-aste--1.1402970
     
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  2. kmc_chacko

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    Good Decision :-)
     
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  3. Skull and Bones

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    Just handover the project to Mahindra Aerospace.
     
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  4. sathya

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    Yeah.. At least let the disaster be useful for the birth of new aerospace company..
     
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    Sell the project to a private entity. Mahindra is the experienced player in this regard.
     
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    why does it have turboprop in reverse? i am seeing it for the first time !!
     
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    It looks like a copy of embraer plane.[​IMG]
     
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    make it a private company
     
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    does not really matter... beg,borrow,steal... but isnt it weird??
     
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    They only share the pusher propeller configuration but that is it.
    The Saras is a smaller aircraft.
     
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    Article from 2000


    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2000/02/17/stories/1417182j.htm
    THE conceptual design for the 100-seater civilian and defence aircraft has been completed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and the Aeronautical Development Agency.

    The project proposal is being readied and the aircraft will be produced along with a global partner, the HAL Chairman, Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair, said here on Wednesday.

    The 100-seater cargo-cum-passenger transport plane is expected to have a domestic market of 120 after 2005. This demand itself makes the project viable, Dr. Nair said at the presentation of flight certification for Hansa 3, India's first light aircraft. ``We also want to go global and will be going in for consortium approach to export the aircraft.''

    The 14-seater Saras got the first infusion of Rs. 16 crores from the Technology Development Board (TDB) last August. Its first flight was slated for 18 months from then, Dr. Prahlad said.

    The designing of Rs. 130-crore Saras, the light transport aircraft for civilian and defence uses, began at NAL in 1996 with technology collaboration from several agencies. The craft will be manufactured by HAL. The CSIR and the TDB are financing it as eq ual partners.

    `HANSA', India's first success in light civilian aircraft, has gone into batch production for five planes at the Hosur plant of Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd (TAAL) here.

    Priced at Rs. 42 lakhs, Hansa has night flying features and is lightning proof. It is targeted at flying clubs for training, sports and hobby flying besides surveillance, aerial photography, coast guard and environmental monitoring, according to Dr. Prah lad and the TAAL Joint Managing Director, Mr. Arvind Nanda. Two craft will be produced by this financial year-end and three more next year.

    The first craft has already been stationed at the Madras Flying Club. The pilot trainer will be jointly marketed by NAL and TAAL. The project cost around Rs. 25 crores from design to development.

    Hansa was first tested in November 1996, and has already put in 210 flying hours, including the Bangalore air shows.

    http://nal.res.in/pdf/hansa2015.pdf
     
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    o bhai engine hi ulta laga diya . pi ke design kiya tha kya ?
     
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    Ever heard of the Pusher engine? The earliest airplanes were designed using this model.
     
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    no bro main samjha daru pi ker design ho gya shayed :p:
     
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