Bangalore-Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) plans to invest around Rs. 600 Crores to establish a unit for manufacture of ‘New Fighter Aircraft’ and `Engine Production’ at Chellaghatta, adjacent to HAL Airport in Bangalore. The Karnataka Government has agreed to support the growth and expansion of HAL in Karnataka. Memorandum of Understanding was signed between HAL and the Government of Karnataka here today at the Global Investors’ Meet.
“The new unit requires access to runway. It is a time bound programme to establish the infrastructure, production facilities and supply of the Aircraft”, says Mr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. The Company has around 40 acres of land at Chellaghatta. A new Division for Aircraft assembly and testing and another new Division for Engine assembly and testing are proposed for the new fighter Aircraft programme.
The production facility has a potential to create direct employment for around 1200 personnel. Another 3600 jobs are expected to be created because of logistics, services and outsourcing activities.