HAL seeks $6 bn turnover, higher world ranking

Bangalore: Chairman Ashok Nayak said today that Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) aspires to be a top notch global defence firm with a turnover of $ 6 billion, within the next 10 years.

"HAL plans to provide seamless maintenance support, encompassing first and second line support, for aircraft and helicopters at customer bases," he said.

 HAL seeks  bn turnover, higher world ranking

Seeking newer heights. Image courtesy Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd

The target would call for a multi-fold increase in production requirements and HAL believes growth in India's aviation sector will act as an opportunity for the over seven-decade-old company to meet its objectives, Nayak said.

With 19 production units and 10 research design centres at eight locations across India, the company has an impressive track record, including 14 types of aircraft manufactured with in-house R&D and 14 produced under licence, he said.

HAL has positioned itself as a comprehensive solutions provider to the Indian Defence Services in aviation, contributing to modernisation efforts by manufacturing aircraft and helicopters of various types and using diverse technologies, he said.

"With new initiatives and future programmes, the company continues to be a major partner of the defence forces," he added.

HAL has already diversified into aerospace-related fields, with its aerospace division supplying critical components, structural assemblies and tankages for various launch vehicles and satellites of the Indian Space Research Organisation, Nayak said.

PTI

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Updated Date: Dec 20, 2014 04:33:49 IST