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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
Company nameHindustan Aeronautics Limited
Company typeState-owned enterprise
Slogan"Asia's Premier Aerospace Complex"
IndustryAerospace and defense
Founded1940 (in 1964, company took on current name)
HeadquartersBangalore, Karnataka,
India
Key peopleAshok Nayak (Chairman) 
ProductsAerospace equipment
Military aircraft
Communication & Navigation equipment
Space systems
Revenue(+) 13061 Crore (2010-11)
Net income(+) 2718 Crore (2009-10)
Employees33,990 (2010)

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ( ) (HAL) ( ) based in Bangalore, India, is one of Asia's largest aerospace companies. Under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence, this state-owned company is mainly involved in aerospace industry, which includes manufacturing and assembling aircraft, navigation and related communication equipment, as well as operating airports.

HAL built the first military aircraft in South Asia and is currently involved in the design, fabrication and assembly of aircraft, jet engines, and helicopters, as well as their components and spares. It has several facilities throughout India including Nasik, Korwa, Kanpur, Koraput, Lucknow, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The German engineer Kurt Tank designed the HF-24 Marut fighter-bomber, the first fighter aircraft made in India.

Hindustan Aeronautics has a long history of collaboration with several other international and domestic aerospace agencies such as Airbus, Boeing, Sukhoi Aviation Corporation, Israel Aircraft Industries, RSK MiG, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce plc, Dassault Aviation, Dornier Flugzeugwerke, the Indian Aeronautical Development Agency and the Indian Space Research Organisation.


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