NALx2019;S Civil Aviation Programme: Solved and Unsolved Problems

Yegna Narayan, K (2007) NALx2019;S Civil Aviation Programme: Solved and Unsolved Problems. In: Proceedings of One Day Symposium on Aircraft Design, 14 June 2007, Bangalore, In.

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The civil aviation programme, more particularly civil aircraft design and development projects, at NAL has been in progress for more than two decades now. From a modest beginning with the fabrication of a bought -out kit of the Light Canard Research Aircraft (LCRA), to the position now that a two seater ab initio trainer aircraft (HANSA -3)is in x2018;limited series productionx2019;; 14-seater Light Transport Aircraft (SARAS) is in the flight development phase with two prototypes flying and an optimization exercise leading to the production standard aircraft at an advanced stage; design of a 4 / 5 seater multirole general aviation ircraft (NM5) has just been initiated jointly with13; a private industry; and a proposal for the development of a 70 seater regional transport aircraft has been submitted to CSIR as a mega project under the 11th and 12th plan eriods. For an Ramp;D laboratory to reach this stage is commendable to say the least. It would seem that now is an appropriate time to take stock of where we are, what13; are the major technical problems that we have encountered and sorted out (or not!). Study of x201C;technicalx201D; history is as important as x201C;politicalx201D; history in order to learn from mistakes and successes. We therefore discuss a few major technical problems that we encountered in our aircraft projects, how they were tackled in a manner appropriate to a mission mode project and what lessons were learnt.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aircraft Design;Civil Aviation Programme;Trainer aircraft;Prototypes
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2010 08:07

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