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The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Dhruv helicopter has achieved a significant milestone by receiving the restricted type certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Brussels, Belgium. This certification signifies that HAL possesses the capability to design helicopter platforms that meet the stringent certification requirements set by the European Union.

Dr. D.K. Sunil, the Director (Engineering, Research & Development) at HAL, received the prestigious certification in the presence of esteemed individuals including Mr. Filip Cornelis, the Director of Aviation at the Directorate-General Transport & Mobility, Mr. Luc Tytgat, the Strategy & Safety Management Director at EASA, Mr. SK Mishra, JS MoCA, and Mr. Vikram Dev Dutt, DGCA.

The EASA certification is a significant achievement for HAL as it demonstrates the organization’s adherence to European safety standards and its ability to design helicopters that meet the stringent criteria set by the European Union. The certification not only validates HAL’s technical capabilities but also highlights the organization’s commitment to producing high-quality and safe aircraft.

Since 2003, EASA has been responsible for aircraft certification within the European Union and for some European non-EU countries. The certification received by HAL Dhruv is a testament to its compliance with the safety requirements mandated by the European Union.

The HAL Dhruv helicopter has been widely recognized for its versatility and performance in various operational roles. The helicopter has proven its worth in diverse missions, including search and rescue, transportation, disaster relief, and military operations. With the EASA certification, HAL Dhruv can now be considered for operations within the European Union and other countries that recognize EASA certifications.

This achievement opens new avenues for HAL to explore potential partnerships, collaborations, and export opportunities in the European market. The EASA certification enhances HAL’s credibility as a reliable and competent manufacturer capable of meeting international standards and regulations.

As HAL continues to expand its footprint and seek new opportunities worldwide, the EASA certification will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst for future growth and collaboration. The achievement marks a significant milestone in HAL’s journey and sets the stage for even greater achievements in the field of aviation.

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