Lucknow/Bengaluru, February 7, 2020: HAL signed a slew of agreements, contracts, MoUs at the ongoing DefExpo 2020, today.
HAL and TAPL: HAL signed a ‘Lease Agreement’ with Turbo Aviation Private Ltd. for operating two Do-228 aircraft under the UDAN scheme. TAPL would operate two Do-228 aircraft manufactured by HAL.
The agreement was signed by Mr Apurba Roy, General Manager of HAL’s TAD Kanpur and Mr V Umesh, MD, TAPL.
As per the agreement TAPL would acquire two aircraft from HAL and would be operating from the state capital Lucknow. The first aircraft will connect Lucknow from Shravasti, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Jhansi and Saharanpur. The second aircraft will operate from Lucknow to Hindon, Faizabad, Mirpur, Chitrakoot and Kushinagar.
HAL and Indian Coast Guard: HAL signed a contract with Indian Coast Guard (ICG) for midlife upgradation program on 17 CG Do-228 aircraft manufactured by HAL Kanpur.
The contract was signed between Mr Apurba Roy, General Manager of HAL’s TAD Kanpur and Mr Sanjai Singh, Joint Secretary (Air) & AM, MoD.
The contract aims to address the obsolescence and supportability issues and enhance the operational capability of ICG Do-228 fleet.
HAL and IIT Kanpur: HAL signed an MoU with IIT Kanpur for providing Do-228 or HS 748 aircraft towards extending logistic support to the Institution’s projects in the field of ‘Cloud Seeding’.
The MoU was signed between Mr Apurba Roy, General Manager of HAL’s TAD Kanpur and Dr Manindra Agrawal, Deputy Director, IIT Kanpur.
HAL and JSC Rosoboronexport: HAL and JSC Rosoboronexport signed an MoU yesterday. The MoU envisages export of spares and services to friendly countries for which license has been given to HAL. The parties will subsequently sign an agreement on mutually agreed terms and conditions. The scope will include Su-30 MKI, AL 31 FP engine, RD33 engines, accessories etc.