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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Test Pilots have carried out the last of the developmental sorties of the indigenous HTT-40 Basic trainer aircraft, thus marking an end to the developmental flight certification sorties that had begun from its first flight in 2016. State-owned HAL confirmed last month that it has already demonstrated ten turn spins and is ready for operational clearance.

TSR001 prototype made its last developmental sortie that clear most of the certification process that is required before HAL begins limited scale production of the aircraft from next year.

The Defence Ministry also has cleared the purchase of 106 basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 from state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) after the Indian Air Force strongly backed the indigenous project and scrapped plans to buy any more of the scam-tainted trainer aircraft from Swiss firm Pilatus.

idrw.org has been informed that IAF Team will begin a mandatory User trial soon to verify if HTT 40 has completed all major test points and meets the Preliminary Staff Qualitative Requirements (PSQR) issued by Air Headquarters for the BTA program has claimed by HAL and order for the aircraft likely will be placed in next few months.

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