HANSA-NG successfully completes sea level trials at Puducherry

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HANSA-NG successfully completes sea level trials at Puducherry

  • First of its kind, indigenously developed aircraft trainer, HANSA-NG, developed by the CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) has completed sea level trials.

About HANSA-NG(HANSA-New Generation) aircraft

  • Hansa New Generation(NG) aircraft is an upgraded version of the two-seater Hansa trainer aircraft.
  • Designed by: National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore
  • Features: The unique features of Hansa-NG are-
  1. Glass cockpit with cabin comfort
  2. Highly efficient digitally controlled engine
  3. Electrically operated flaps
  4. Long endurance
  5. Low acquisition and low operating cost.

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)

  • India's first and largest aerospace company.
  • The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) established it in Delhi in 1959, and its headquarters were later relocated to Bangalore in 1960.
  • It is the country's only government-run aeronautical research and development facility.
  • The company co-operates with HAL, DRDO, and ISRO, and is in charge of building commercial aircraft in India.
  • The mission of the CSIR-NAL is to create science-based aerospace technology, design and build small and medium-sized civil aircraft, and support all national aerospace programmes.

Purpose of developing HANSA-NG

  • To evaluate handling qualities, climb / cruise performance, balked landing, structural performance including positive & negative G, power plant and other systems performance.
  • It is designed to meet the Indian flying club needs.
  • It is an ideal aircraft for Commercial Pilot Licensing (CPL) due to its low cost and low fuel consumption.
  • Export competitive compared to other exporting countries because of features like:
  1. One of the most advanced flying trainers powered by Rotax Digital Control Engine.
  2. Unique features: Just-In-Time Prepreg (JIPREG) Composite lightweight Airframe, Glass Cockpit, Bubble Canopy with wide panoramic view, electrically operated flaps etc.


  • The manufacturing will be initiated with Public / Private Industry which will enhance the aerospace ecosystem under Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • The total 37 flights and 50 hours of flying completed and few more flights will be conducted before getting Type Certification by DGCA.