Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC), began as the Engineering Department of Hindustan Aircraft Limited during 1948-49 and has grown into a full-fledged R&D Centre ARDC has designed several aircraft ranging from basic piston Trainers namely HT-2, Pushpak to the frontline combat aircraft like Marut , LCA
ARDC has a full spectrum of expertise in all facets of aircraft design & development. acquired through sustained learning and R & D. Our proven capabilities are backed by rich in-service experience spanning over seven decades. ARDC has extensive state of the art test facilities and full-fledged manufacturing infrastructure for building aircraft prototypes & test articles, simulation and analysis tools to support flight development programmes.
The Centre is certified by CEMILAC, DGCA, DGAQA and is recognized as R&D Centre by the Department of Science and Technology.
"ARDC is certified for AS 9100:2016 QMS standard & ISO 14001:2015 EMS Standard by certification bodies and AFQMS-2018 by DGAQA. Metrology & NDT Laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Laboratory standard by NABL."
- Design & Development, Integration, Testing and certification of basic and advanced trainers and combat aircraft.
- Ground Testing of aircraft structures and systems
- Wind tunnel validations
- Flight Evaluation