HANSA-NG, a first of its kind, indigenously developed aircraft trainer has completed sea level trials.
- It is developed by the CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL).
- National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) established in the year 1959 is the only government aerospace Research & Development laboratory in the country’s civilian sector.
- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the largest Research and Development (R&D) organisation in India.
- The HANSA-NG, or HANSA-New Generation, is one of the most advanced flying trainers.
- HANSA-NG is an upgraded version of HANSA, which saw the first flight in 1993, and was certified in 2000.
- The Centre approved HANSA-NG in 2018 and NAL retro-modified HANSA-3 aircraft with a glass cockpit and got it certified by DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation). The aircraft was demonstrated at Aero-India 2019.
- It is powered by a Rotax Digital Control Engine and is designed to meet the need for trainer aircraft by flying clubs in India.
- It is an ideal aircraft for Commercial Pilot Licensing (CPL) due to its low cost and low fuel consumption.