All About HAL

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an Indian government owned Aerospace and Defence Industry, founded by Shri Walchand Hirachand as 'Hidustan Aircraft Company' in 1940. The company was started in collaboration with Government of Mysore with the aim of manufacturing aircraft in India. The Government of India took over its operations in 1942. In 1964, Hindustan Aircraft Limited and Aeronautics India Limited merged to form 'Hindustan Aeronautics Limited' with its principal business being design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aircraft, helicopter, engines and related systems like avionics, instruments and accessories. The company has produced 29 aircrafts so far, out of which 15 have been of indigenous design. It has developed various Research & Development centres across India in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Nasik, Lucknow and Koraput. Today HAL is fully under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production. HAL has contributed to the famous "Mars Mission" by helping develop parts for the Polar Satelitte Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25). The company's mission is to achieve self reliance in design, development, manufacture, upgrade and maintenance of aerospace equipment diversifying into related areas.

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Head Quarters:
  • Bangalore, India
Key People:
  • Chairman & Managing Director - Mr. T Suvarna Raju
  • Their logo has "HAL" with a motivating line “propel your dreams”
Net Revenue:
  • US $400 million (2014)
Total Number of Employees
  • 32108 employees(2014)
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  • Golden Peacock Innovative Product/Service Award” from Institute of Directors (IOD) for the year 2014 for “Design & Development of Single axis tilt sensor for aircraft Control Surface Deflection measurement”
  • CEO of the year to Shri R.K. Tyagi, Chairman - World HRD Congress for the year 2014.
  •  India Today CPSE Excellence Awards 2014 under “Best Global Presence Award" category.
  • People CEO Award to Shri R.K. Tyagi, Chairman at “2nd CEO Conclave 2014” Organised by ET NOW.
  • Leadership Award in Aviation Industry” organised by “Stars of the industry group”, at an event held at Mumbai, on February 16, 2014.
  • India Pride Award 2013-14' under Defence Industry category organized by Dainik Bhaskar Group on December 19, 2013 at New Delhi, in recognition to the excellent performance and contribution to the country
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