Union Defence Minister of State Shripad Naik stated that within the subsequent six months, Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted (HAL) will begin the upkeep, restore and overhaul of helicopter engines at Honda.
Naik stated that when he was in the defence ministry, he tried to deliver the HAL mission in Goa; however, it had not yet commenced. He additionally stated that land has been handed over to HAL and such initiatives will be ongoing within Goa.
HAL, Bengaluru, and French firm Safran Helicopter Engines entered into a three way partnership – Helicopter Engine MRO Non-public Restricted in 2016.
This was done to arrange the helicopter upkeep plant, which might initially give attention to upkeep and overhaul of chopper engines.
The HAL-Safran three way partnerships will help helicopter engines operated by nationwide and worldwide operators from a 1,000 sq m workplace and a 3,800 sq m store facility at Honda.
This new centre will present upkeep restore and overhaul (MRO) providers for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines put in on HAL-built helicopters.
These are the Cheetah and Chetak helicopters which stay in service with the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Air Force