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24 OCT 2022
Prime Minister Unveils HAL’s HTT-40 at DefExpo-2022

Gandhinagar, October 19, 2022: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi unveiled HTT-40 the indigenous trainer aircraft designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at the India Pavilion during DefExpo-2022 here today.  Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Defence and Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat were present on the occasion.  The aircraft has state-of-the-art contemporary systems and has been designed with pilot-friendly features.

About HTT-40: The Basic Trainer Aircraft (HTT-40) indigenously designed and developed by HAL. HTT-40 would be used for basic flight training, aerobatics, instrument flying and close formation flights whereas its secondary roles would include navigation and night flying. HTT-40 is an example of cutting-edge technology designed to meet primary training requirements of the Indian defence services.

Built around a meticulously-tested, turbo-prop engine, it is equipped with the latest avionics, an air-conditioned cabin and ejection seats. HTT-40 boasts of unique features like running change-over of pilots, hot-refueling and short- turnaround time.

The HTT-40 will be certified to international military aircraft training standards. All the tests required for certification were completed in record six years from the first flight.

The HTT-40 is an indigenous triumph. With over 60% in-house parts and collaboration of private industry, the HTT-40 is a shining example of the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

The HTT-40 has completed all Systems tests, all PSQR performances, hot weather, sea level and cross wind trials and user assisted technical trials.  Its controls optimized and 10 Turn Spins demonstrated on clean aircraft.  The aircraft demonstrated for rain water resistance.  All systems certified to PSQR and FAR 23. Provisional clearance for Airworthiness of the aircraft is received from CEMILAC