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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Propelled by HAL youngsters, HTT-40 ready to impress Parrikar

Bengaluru, June 16: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will roll out their Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) – the Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT-40) – for an ‘official flight’ at Old Airport in Bengaluru tomorrow.
Witnessing the event will be Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, whose backing has infused fresh life into this HAL-funded project, which had earlier flown into turbulent weather, with a not-so-happy-customer in Indian Air Force (IAF).
As first reported by Mathrubhumi, the BTA had its maiden flight last month (May 31) with HAL’s Chief Test Pilot Group Capt Subramaniam (Retd) undertaking a ‘normal circuit flying mission’ for around 30 minutes. Co-piloting the maiden mission was Group Capt Venugopal (Retd), a Test Pilot with HAL.
In the last two weeks, the HTT-40 had seven flights, logging over three-plus hours totally.
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