New Delhi: India's aerospace giant Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) crossed another milestone in its manufacturing history when it handed over the first rear fuselage manufactured for Gulfstream aircraft to Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI).
IAI's business jets division general manager, Shlomi Karako, received the documents of the HAL-built aft (rear) fuselage for G-150 aircraft from HAL chairman Ashok Nayak at a simple function at HAL's Aircraft Division in Bangalore.
G-150 is a business executive aircraft built in Israel and transported to the United States for further furnishing. It is marketed the world over by the US-based Gulfstream Corporation.
Speaking on the occasion, HAL chairman Nayak said that over the years the aircraft division had made a mark on the international export market by supplying several types of door assemblies to Boeing, Airbus and several other global firms.
"With the G-150 fuselage delivery, HAL has now entered a fairly advanced manufacturing level of building major structural assemblies for global players in the civilian sector. The G-150 project augurs well not only for HAL, but also for the national objective of producing a civilian aircraft of international standards," he said.