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HAL carries-out maiden flight of LCA–Tejas series production

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on October 01, 2014 Published on October 01, 2014

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First of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas built to series production standard successfully completed its maiden flight, piloted by Air Cmde K A Muthana, (Retd) Chief Test Flying, HAL.

“This could be achieved within nine months after receiving the IOC certification in December 2013 and within one year after receiving the build standard documents”, said R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. “The aircraft is now ready for IAF operations”, he added.

Tyagi also congratulated HAL engineers, technicians and other staff involved in this project. The other series aircraft are in various stages of ‘build’ in the fully equipped production line at HAL factory at Bangalore.

Published on October 01, 2014
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