Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
(Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production & Supplies)
15/1, Cubbon Road, P.O. Box 5150, Bangalore-560001
Ph.: 22864636/ 637
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
(HAL) came into existence
on 1st October 1964. The Company was formed by the merger
of Hindustan Aircraft Limited with Aeronautics India Limited
and Aircraft Manufacturing Depot, Kanpur.
The Company traces its roots to the pioneering efforts
of an industrialist with extraordinary vision, the late
Seth Walchand Hirachand, who set up Hindustan Aircraft
Limited at Bangalore in association with the erstwhile
princely State of Mysore in December 1940. The Government
of India became a shareholder in March 1941 and took over
the Management in 1942.
Today, HAL has 16 Production Units and 9 Research and Design
Centres in 7 locations in India. The Company has an impressive
product track record - 12 types of aircraft manufactured
with in-house R & D and 14 types produced under license.
HAL has manufactured 3550 aircraft (which includes 11 types
designed indigenously), 3600 engines and overhauled over
8150 aircraft and 27300 engines.
HAL has been successful in numerous R & D programs
developed for both Defence and Civil Aviation sectors.
HAL has made substantial progress in its current projects
is Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH)
Tejas - Light
Combat Aircraft (LCA)
Jet Trainer (IJT)
and civil upgrades.
delivered to the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and the
Coast Guard in March 2002, in the very first
year of its production, a unique achievement. HAL has
a significant role for India's space programs by participating
in the manufacture of structures for Satellite Launch
Satellite Launch Vehicle)
Stationary Launch Vehicle)
(Indian Remote Satellite)
(Indian National Satellite)
are three joint venture companies with HAL :
Aviation Limited (IRAL)
HAL Aerospace Pvt Ltd
Apart from these three, other major
diversification projects are Industrial Marine Gas Turbine
Several Co-production and Joint Ventures with international
participation are under consideration.
HAL's supplies / services are mainly to Indian
Defence Services, Coast Guards and Border Security
Transport Aircraft and Helicopters have also been
supplied to Airlines
as well as State Governments of India. The Company
has also achieved a foothold in export in more
than 30 countries,
having demonstrated its quality and price competitiveness.
HAL has won several International & National Awards
for achievements in R&D, Technology,
Managerial Performance, Exports, Energy
and Fulfillment of
HAL was awarded
GOLD MEDAL AWARD” for
Corporate Achievement in Quality and Efficiency
at the International Summit (Global Rating Leaders
UK by M/s Global Rating, UK in conjunction with
the International Information and Marketing Centre
HAL was presented
the International - “ ARCH OF
EUROPE ” Award in Gold Category in recognition for
its commitment to Quality, Leadership, Technology and Innovation.
At the National
level, HAL won the "GOLD TROPHY" for
excellence in Public Sector Management, instituted by the
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE).
Company scaled new heights in the financial year 2004-2005
with a turnover of Rs. 4534 Crores and export over
Rs. 150.05 Crores.