NAL Issues RFP for Hansa-3 Aircraft Production Partnership

Civil Aviation

New Delhi: National Aeronautics Laboratories has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for production partnership for ‘supply, marketing & after-sales support for CSIR-NAL’s indigenous Hansa-3 (NG) aircraft’.

A RFP has been issued as a Two-Stage Bid (Technical & Commercial) by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) from established aircraft and allied engineering companies. The objective of the RFP is to select a suitable aerospace/aircraft industry partner – preferably Indian partner having proven capacities, expertise and experience with a view to support the Indian industries under the Atmanirbhar Bharat to “productionise, supply, marketing & after sales support for CSIR-NAL’s indigenous Hansa-3 (NG) aircraft ” for pilot training & other applications.

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore,  is one of the premier laboratories under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, an autonomous body under Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

HANSA-3 is India’s first all-composite light two seat airplane designed and developed indigenously by CSIR- National Aerospace Laboratories ideally suited for ab-initio flying training, sport and hobby flying. Certified by Directorate General of Civil Aviation under JAR-VLA in the year 2000, HANSA aircraft is lightning protected, and is cleared for VFR and Night Flight Operations and has excellent flying qualities. HANSA-3 fleet has accumulated a total of more than 4000 hours.