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HAL begins work on composites MRO unit

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. is setting up a new hangar for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of composites used in the production of its aircraft.

The hangar will come up near the Helicopter Complex on the old airport road here. Secretary for Defence Production G. Mohan Kumar laid the foundation stone for the hangar on Thursday in the presence of HAL Chairman R.K. Tyagi, directors and senior executives, according to an official statement.

Composites are light-weight combination of more than one material and are used in aerospace products. HAL uses them in its helicopters and fighter planes – which include the Advanced Light Helicopter, the Light Utility Helicopter under development and the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.

Mr. Kumar also visited HAL facilities in the city and reviewed various projects.

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