Society of Flight Test Engineers India Chapter (SFTE-IC), in partnership with Society of Experimental Test Pilots Indian Section (SETP-IS) together bring to you a unique Flight Test Seminar this year.
Hosted Chairman SETP India Chapter who offered our students a deeply thought provoking talk on “Flight Test Safety and Ethics for Test Pilots”.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over the Twin-Seater trainer version of LCA Tejas to the Indian Air Force in Bengaluru on October 04. HAL has an order of 18 Twin-Seater from IAF and is planning to deliver eight Twin-Seater in FY 2023-24. Further, 10 Twin-Seater would be delivered progressively by 2026-27. LCA Tejas Twin-Seater is a lightweight, all-weather multi-role 4.5 generation aircraft.
The Indian Air Force is planning to order 156 more Prachand Light Combat Helicopters from HAL, as part of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. These helicopters will be deployed at both the China and Pakistan border by the IAF and the Indian Army. The IAF has already inducted 15 of these helicopters in the past 15 months.
Chandrayaan-3 on Thursday achieved a significant milestone as the Vikram lander detached from the spacecraft’s propulsion module.
The Lander Module comprising the lander (Vikram) and the rover (Pragyan) is now ready to be lowered to an orbit that takes it closer to the Moon’s surface. The soft landing on the Lunar south pole is scheduled on August 23.
U.S President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed India’s plans to procure General Atomics MQ-9B High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV), the joint statement issued last week after talks between the two leaders said. This sets the stage for the acquisition of 31 of these armed UAVs, 15 SeaGuardians for the Indian Navy and 16 SkyGuardians — eight each for the Indian Army and Air Force.
The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), which has developed HANSA-New Generation (NG), a two-seater trainer aircraft, is in the process of finalising a production partner to manufacture the aircraft. HANSA-NG features a state-of-the-art glass cockpit, Rotax-912iSc sports engine and steerable nose wheel and is a successor to the HANSA aircraft which was developed two decades ago…
The SETP & SFTE Indian Sections organised a joint event on 02 Jun 2023 to welcome the 45th Flight Test Course which passed out from Indian Air Force Test Pilots School (IAFTPS), ASTE, Bangalore on 19 May 2023. The course consisted of 10 Pilots and 04 Aeronautical Engineers.