HANSA-NG is one of the most advanced flying trainers powered by Rotax Digital Control Engine

Giving boost to indigenization, India has completed the sea level trials of Trainer HANSA-NG designed and developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore under the aegis of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

The trial conducted from February 19 to March 5 met with all objectives, the Ministry of Science and Technology said in a statement issued on Sunday.

The Ministry further said the aircraft was flown to Puducherry covering 140 nautical miles in one and half hours at a cruising speed of 155 km/hr on February 19. The objectives of sea level trials were to evaluate handling qualities, climb and cruise performance, balked landing, structural performance including positive and negative G, power plant and other systems performance.

As per the Ministry, the aircraft was ferried back to Bangalore on March 5 after completing 18 hours flying at Puducherry.

HANSA-NG is one of the most advanced flying trainers powered by Rotax Digital Control Engine with unique features like Just-In-Time Prepreg (JIPREG) Composite lightweight Airframe, Glass Cockpit, Bubble Canopy with wide panoramic view, electrically operated flaps etc.

CSIR-NAL further said that HANSA-NG is designed to meet the Indian flying club needs and it is an ideal aircraft for Commercial Pilot Licensing (CPL) due to its low cost and low fuel consumption. NAL has already received more than 80 nos. of LoIs (Letter of Intents) from various flying clubs.

Director, CSIR-NAL stated that a total 37 flights and 50 hours of flying have been completed, and few more flights will be conducted before getting Type Certification by DGCA.

Type Certification is likely to be completed by April, 2022 and thereafter the manufacturing will be initiated with public/private Industry which will enhance the aerospace ecosystem under Atma Nirbhar Bharat.