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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is the principal partner in the LCA programme with Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) acting as the Program Co-ordinator.

LCA-Production Group (LCA-PG) was launched in 2002 at HAL as the designated manufacturing unit for manufacturing the indigenously designed 4.5 generation aircraft – Tejas being designed by ADA.

LCA PG was upgraded as a full fledged Division of HAL and christened as LCA Tejas Division, under Bangalore Complex in April 2014 for manufacture of Series Production aircraft.

Production system at LCA Tejas Division are geared up to handle the state of the art technologies of the Fly by wire Tejas multirole combat aircraft. Being the lightest and smallest in a class of 4.5 generation, Tejas throws up immense challenges to the production units.
  
The key production drivers in the Tejas aircraft are:
  • High percentage of carbon fibre composite (90 percent by surface area)
  • Metallic components with complex geometries from Titanium, Aluminum, maraging steel
  • Stringent EMI/EMC requirements
  • Tightly packed Inboards
  • Fully Integrated avionics, flight control and utility management systems.
  • So far 2 Technology Demonstrators, 5   Prototype Aircraft, 7 LSP Aircraft & 1 Naval prototype have been manufactured and more than 3700 flights have been carried out.  Manufacturing of Series Production Aircraft have commenced and being supplied to IAF.

LCA Tejas Division has been certified for AS 9100D (based on ISO 9001: 2015), with validity upto 8th July 2020. Upgradation of the certification is a continuous process and the Division will be updating the certification to the latest standard applicable.
 
Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) has accorded Renewal of AFQMS Approval of LCA-Tejas Division (Bangalore Complex) and its Quality Management System. The approval is valid upto 31st March 2021.

LCA Tejas Division is also certified for ISO 14001:2015 EMS & OHSAS 18001: 2007 Integrated Management System with validity upto 14th March 2019. Upgradation of the certification is a continuous process and the Division will be updating the certification to the latest standard applicable.
  • New structural assembly and Final assembly facilities at HAL have been established for the series production for IAF.  Hangars have been created exclusively for the LCA program and structural assembly facilities are fully established to take up production of LCA Tejas aircraft.
  • Looms used in LCA are produced in LCA Tejas to stringent Quality requirements for catering EMI-EMC Specifications. Automatic Cable Testers are employed for checking and certification of looms, panels. 
  • LCA Tejas Division has an elaborate Quality Assurance system to handle both in-house production and outsourced activities. A metrology department with coordinate measuring machines, Ultrasound Scanners complement the Quality assurance of parts.

 The division has the following state of the art facilities
  • Environmentally controlled hangars for aircraft build
  • 5 axis Robotic Drilling Machine for Wing skin drilling

 Machine shop consisting of both conventional and CNC machines like
  • 5 Axis CNC Router 
  • CNC Precision Turn Mill Centre
  • CNC Billet Cutting machine
  • CNC Vertical Milling centre
  • Precision  grinding machine
  • CNC Pipe Bending Machine

LCA Tejas Division Awarded “Uttama Suraksha Puraskar” –Safety Award 2017

National Safety Council, Karnataka Chapter has awarded LCA Tejas Division the “Uttama Suraksha Puraskara” Safety Award 2017. Plant Maintenance Team along with Safety Team received the award on behalf of LCA TD on 9th September 2017.
LCA Tejas Division has outsourced all the major assemblies including Front Fuselage, Centre Fuselage, Rear Fuselage and Wing to move towards as integrator of aircraft.
 
LCA Tejas Division is looking forward for partners in the following areas: 
  • Machining
  • Sheet metal forming
  • CNC / Manual Pipe bending
  • Surface and heat treatment
  • Detail / assembly tool manufacture
  • Structural assemblies
Executive Director
LCA Tejas Division
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Bangalore Complex)
Post Box No – 3791
Bangalore – 560037,
India

Tel : +91 80 22323585; Fax :+91 80 22323827
Email: ed.lcatd@hal-india.com