First Ground Run of Hindustan 228 Aircraft Completed
The TAD, Kanpur took up the Civil Type Certification of Hindustan-228 from DGCA to cater to the emerging civil aircraft market (both domestic and export market in 19-seater category). Achieving a major milestone, TAD/TARDC carried out ground run of first prototype VT-KNR on May 27, 2021 in the presence of Apurba Roy, GM, TAD Kanpur, CoM members and ADAW, DGCA, Kanpur. The Type Certification has been taken up with DGCA as per CAR-21 subpart B.
The Division has completed initial activities like DGCA acceptance of Type Certificate application, TARDC Design Organization extension for Hindustan-228, DGCA certification team formation and stipulation of Hindustan-228 Type Certificate basis.
The DGCA, New Delhi team also witnessed the test through virtual mode and required test parameters were shown to DGCA team, New Delhi through live streaming from outside and inside of the cockpit as per Compliance Check List. After the test, DGCA team expressed its satisfaction and appreciated the efforts made by TAD/ TARDC in the progress made in the project despite the pandemic situation.