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Brief History

Aircraft Division was established in the year 1940. Since inception, the Division has manufactured a variety of
Aircraft both licience as well as indigenously designed and developed.

Apart from 1st of Hawk Mk 132 Aircraft (66 Nos.), the division has signed contract with Indian Air Force and 
Indian Navy to supply additional 57 Hawk Aircraft (40 Nos.Hawk for Indian Airforce and 17 Nos. Hawk for

Currentluy, the Division is manufacturing The Hawk Mk.132, a transonic tandem-seat ground attack / trainer,
powered by single Rolls Royce Adour Mk.871 turbo fan under licence from BASE SYSTEMS, UK.

The Division has received the approval of CAR-21 from DGCA for manufacture of CIVIL Aircraft components.

The Pilot Project for the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) was launched in the Division in
July 2004. The ERP system was made oprational from Nov-2006. Apart from the existing system, many 
additional ERP facilities being integrated.

The Division is equipped with modern infrastructure in Plant and Equipment like CAD - CAM Manufacturing
Engineering, Quality Assurance and Customer support System with 2179 highly skilled personnel including
more than 511 officers working in a covered area of 2,25,000 sq.m.

The Division has so far manufactured over 2010 aircrafts of various types. With experience and capabilities
built over past seven decades, the Aircraft Division is bidding for substantial share in the International 
Aeronautical market.


The Division has High Tech facilities under the following major heads

  • CAD / CAM manufacture
  • CAD (Tool Design)
  • CATIA workstations
  • CNC 5-Axis Twin spindle Aluminum Profiler
  • CNC 5 Axis Honeycomb Carving Machine
  • CNC 3-Axis Twin spindle Aluminum Profiler
  • CNC 3-Axis Vertical Jig Boring Machine
  • CNC Press Brake
  • CNC Stretch Forming Machine
  • CNC Router
  • CNC Bending Machine
  • Laser Cutting Machine
  • Auto Deburring Machine
  • Co-ordinate Measuring Machine LK-G80
  • `C' Scan Ultrasonic System
  • In-Motion X-Ray Fluoroscopy
  • Semi-Automated Loom Tester
  • Optical Tooling
  • Multi Optical Projection Systems [MOPS]
  • Welding in Chambers
  • Spacematic Template Drilling
  •  Rack feed Attachment Drilling
  • Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GRP)
  • Honey Comb Machining and Bonding
  • Crimping
  • Hot Forming Of Titanium Sheets
  • Shot Peen Forming
  • Hot Forming
  • Fluid Cell Forming Machine
  • Forming of Stretched Acrylic Sheets
  • Creep / Age Forming of Wing and Tail Plane Skins
  • Mechanized Forming of Stretched Acrylic of Wind Screen Glass
  • Laser Wire Marking Machine
  • Leica Laser Tracker
  • Facility setup for forming of IJT Canopy Bubble
  • Micro Hardness Tester
  • Portable X-Ray Unit
  • Phosphoric Acid Anodizing
  • Zinc Phosphate Coating
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Electro Static Spray Equipment
  • DIT-MCO Test Executive
  • Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS)
  • Heat Treatment Furnaces – Ferrous & Non-Ferrous
  • Process & Plating Bath Facilities
  • Ovens (Composite & Plastics)
  • Fusion Welding (TIG) Facilities
  • Resistance Welding – Spot
  • Honey Comb Bonded Panel Testing – NDT
  • Miniature Detonator Chord Assembly Canopy
  • Metal and Nomax Brading of Looms
  • Automatic Cable Testing (DITMCO TEST)
  • Advanced protective Treatments
  • Clean room Painting facilities

What we can Offer



  • Aircraft structural components made of composite materials
  • Honeycomb sandwich bonded structures, metal to metal bonded components
  • Major aircraft structural components and assemblies
  • Integral machining of wing panels, spars, frames etc to a maximum size of 8000mm l x 2250mm w
  • Precision machined components
  • Precision sheet metal formed components
  • Aircraft transparencies like wind-shields and canopies
  • Hot formed titanium parts / assemblies repairs/ refurbishment


Aircraft Division, is looking forward for subcontractors in the area of Machining, Sheet metal forming, welding, Pipe bending, Aircraft Plastics & Transparencies, FRP moulded components, Surface and heat treatment structural assemblies and detail / assembly tool manufacture for the manufacturing programs for Defence customers as well export customers. The support will be in the form of
  • Machining for Aluminum alloys, Titanium & High Strength Steel involving conventional as well as CNC machining processes.
  • Sheet metal forming involving Power Brake, Rubber Presses, Stretch Presses, Drop Stamping, Hand Forming with Die Blocks etc.
  • Welding of Aluminum and steel components with metal arc as well as in inert gas atmosphere, as well as spot and seam welding
  • Pipe line manufacture with conventional as well as CNC pipe bending.
  • Plastics / transparencies components manufacture involving vacuum and blow forming of stretched acrylic.
  • FRP forming of complex shaped pipe and components.
  • Surface / Protective treatment like Electro Plating, Anodizing Cad-plating as well as chemical milling wherever necessary.
  • Head treatment operation for steel and Aluminum alloys like normalizing, tempering, Case Hardening and carbonizing, Annealing, Solutionising and precipitation hardening.
  • Assembly consisting of Riveting as well as Sealant application.
  • Electrical looms / cables fabrication involving operation like crimping of lugs and soldering of sockets etc.
  • Fabrication of detail tools for machining, sheet metal forming, FRP moulding, Copy mill models and templates, structural assembly tools etc.
  • Manufacture of Ground handling and support equipment, testers and packing cases.
  • CAD / CAM Services.

Aircraft Division is an EN / AS9100 certified company. The division also has NADCAP Certification and authorization to perform special processes from International Aerospace Companies such as Airbus, BAE systems, Boeing and Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., for export of precision aircraft components and assemblies. The Division is now poised for an increased share in the International Aerospace Market.

Twenty two Quality Circle teams and Five Quality improvement teams are functioning in the Division.

The Division has received the approval CAR-21 from DGCA for manufacture of CIVIL Aircraft components.
The Division has bagged the prestigious National Safety Award (NSA) for Outstanding performance in industrial safety in 2003 and also in the year 2006 under Scheme-I.

The Inspection and Test facilities of the division include modern facilities for Non-Destructive Testing, Paints and Sealants Testing, Work Test Laboratory, metrology, Ultrasonic Jet probe with C scan recording, Fluoroscopy, Micro profile projector and a 3 Axis CNC Co-ordinate measuring machine for product conformance..

The division hold the following approvals :

  • National
    • Director General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA), India.
    • Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India.
  • International
    • Airbus, France.
    • Boeing, USA.
    •  BAE System, UK.
    •  IAI, Bedek Aviation Group, Israel.
    • IAI, Commercial Aircraft Group, Israel.

Repairs, Major Servicing and Supply of Spares
The Aircraft Division has planned to introduce concept of Performance Based Maintenance (P.B.M.) support for Hawk Mk132 Aircraft.

As part of Customer service, Technical and Logistic supports including training are provided. Technical support is rendered to the Customer in the following areas:

  • Maintenance and Repair of Aircraft
  • Compliance of Modification and Technical Instructions
  • Accident and Incident Investigations
  • Priority demands
  • Field Representations
  • Training of Customer's Personnel

On the Logistic side, the support is rendered in the following areas:

  • Supply of spares and Ground Handling and Ground Service Equipment
  • Supply of items against priority demands like AOG, USR / URR demands
  • Repair of Rotables
  • Landing Gears / Retraction Jacks - Repair and Overhaul
  • Forecasting spares requirement

Product literature is also supplied and amendments are  issued from time to time to incorporate modifications ratified.
Product Literature includes Servicing manuals, General and Technical instructions, Illustrated parts catalogues, Maintenance manuals. Flight manuals, Repair manuals, etc., to enable the customers to learn about the changes and have a clear idea of the maintenance of aircraft.

Customer’s operating personnel are provided training in servicing and  maintenance of aircraft manufactured by the Division through in-plant training courses, workshops and  operators’ conferences.

Aircraft Division, Bangalore has carried out
  • Modifications
    • Section 41 Modification on Boeing 747/200 Aircraft of Air India at Mumbai
    • SB228 Modification on A300 Aircraft of Indian (Previously Indian Airlines)
    • Cargo conversion modification on FOKKER F27 Aircraft
    • ' S ' band modification on Boeing 737
    • Aircraft Division has successfully complied DARIN II modifications on    Jaguar       Aircraft
    • After the production of initial Mk. 132 HAWK Aircraft, Aircraft Division has       successfully carried out a number of Mods and CSIs as suggested by the OEM
  • Repairs
    • Composite Repairs
    •  Structural Repairs
    •  Welding Repairs
    •  Parts Fabrications
  • Manufacture of
    • Structural sub-assemblies such as Doors, Pylons, Fairings, Drop Tanks, Control   Structures, etc.
    • Precision sheet metal forming (Cold or Hot Forming) of Aircraft components out  of Light alloys,
    • Steel and Titanium
    • Precision machined components
    • Honeycomb Sand witch bonded structures, metal-to-metal bonded components, Composite components in Carbon, Kevlar etc
    • Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic components like Fairings, Ducts, Pipes etc
    • Aircraft Transparencies like Windshields, Canopies, Helicopters Panel, etc
    • Electrical Cable Looms (Harnesses)
    • Landing Gears
  • Design and Manufacture of
    • Jigs Fixtures and Templates
    • Press Tools
    • Composite Moulding Tools
    • Forming Tools for Transparencies
    • Acceptance Gauges / Jigs
    • Tooling Masters except MTG’S
    • Structural Assembly Jigs
    • Ground Support Equipment for Aircraft
    • Weld Jigs
    • Pressure Test Fixtures
    • Sheet Metal Tools (Stretch Forming Blocks)

General Manager
Aircraft Division

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Bangalore Complex
Bangalore - 560 017, INDIA.

Telephone : 91 - 80 - 22322226
Fax : 91 - 80 - 22318676