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HANSA-NG Aircraft successfully completed Engine Relight test in Air

Published: 27th May, 2022


‘HANSA-NG’ successfully completed in-flight engine relight test at the aeronautical test range (ATR) facility of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) at Challakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga recently.



  • ‘HANSA-NG’ is the new generation two-seater flying trainer aircraft.
  • It is designed and developed by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL).
  • ‘HANSA-NG’ is designed to meet the Indian flying club needs and it is an ideal aircraft for commercial pilot licensing due to its low cost and fuel consumption.
  • Features: The unique features of Hansa-NG are:
  • Glass cockpit with cabin comfort
  • Highly efficient digitally controlled engine
  • Electrically operated flaps
  • Long endurance
  • Low acquisition and low operating cost.

About the test:

  • The in-flight engine relight test is the most critical and important milestone towardscertification of an aircraft by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
  • The flight test was carried out at an altitude of 7,000-8,000 feet with a speed range of 60 to 70 knots.
  • The aircraft handling characteristics and flight parameters were found to be normal during these test flights.

About National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL):

  • NAL was established in
  • It is a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR).
  • It is India’s only government-owned aerospace research and development laboratory in the civilian sector.

About CSIR

  • The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledge base in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organization. 
  • Established: September 1942
  • Located:New Delhi
  • CSIR is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology and it operates as an autonomous body through the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • CSIR covers a wide spectrum of streams – from radio and space physics, oceanography, geophysics, chemicals, drugs, genomics, biotechnology and nanotechnology to mining, aeronautics, instrumentation, environmental engineering and information technology.

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