DGCA has allowed Indian Aircrafts to used as Commercial flights. Soon, made in India aircrafts will be used as Commercial flights. It is a big boost to the Make in India Programme of PM Narendra Modi. As per the Media reports, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has allowed Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd manufactured Dornier 228 to be used as commercial flights for civilians. DGCA in TOI media reports said HAL may also look at selling this plane for civil use in neighbouring countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. describes 19-seater Dornier 228 as highly versatile multi-purpose light transport aircraft.
HAL 19 seater aircraft are the crafts which are used by defence forces. HAL aircraft is the first plane to be made in India for the civilians. Under the UDAN scheme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, HAL is introducing 19 seater aircraft for the civilians. Recently, the government under UDAN scheme came over with Rs 1 air ticket for Air Deccan flight. And now the DGCA has given type certification to HAL aircraft. Now HAL can sell this aircraft in India. Also, it can be used by them as commercial flights under the Modi government’s UDAN scheme.
As per the reports, the officials of Directorate General of Civil Aviation has added that HAL may also sell this plane for civil use in the neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka and Nepal. 19 seater Dornier 228 aircraft of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has described as highly versatile multi-purpose light transport aircraft. It is developed specifically to meet the requirements of utility and commuter transport. It is a non-pressurised plane which has a maximum cruise speed of 428 kmph and a range of 700 km. HAL aircraft is also capable of night flying. It is successfully carried out for the test at Kanpur airport this month. After the test DGCA allowed Indian aircraft to use as Commercial flights.