31 Jan '17, 4pm

Tejas SP-4 at striking distance from first flight

Tejas SP-4 at striking distance from first flight

The fourth Series Production aircraft from Tejas flight line SP-4 has moved to the final stages of systems checking at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd's LCA Division here. During a visit to the Tejas final assembly facilities recently, V Sridharan, ED of the facility told Mathrubhumi.com that the first flight is sure to take place in February. "All efforts are to see that the aircraft (SP-4) is ready for the upcoming Aero India 2017", Sridharan said. Next in line platforms SP-5 and SP-6 are also in different stages of assembly and undergoing equipping at the facility. Major Parts Outsourced Now :: With most of the major assembly structures now being outsourced, the production has picked up momentum. Different modules for platforms till SP-11 have hit the production floor now. Among the main parts outsourced are: wing to L&T (Coimbatore), central fuselage VEM Technologies (Hy...

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