Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has set up a state‐of‐the‐art facility equipped with some of the best aerospace manufacturing technologies to take up the Tejas series production. With a built‐up area of 28,000 sq m, the Light Combat Aircraft (Production Group) has already started the series production of Tejas with the mandate of delivering the first aircraft (SP‐1) to the Indian Air Force (IAF) by March 2014. The new facility has LCA structural assembly hangar, two flights hangars and machine shops to augment the Tejas production. Backed with a workforce of over 700 personnel, with 80 per cent being in the average age group of 30 years, the set‐up has come up with a sanction of approximately Rs. 400 crore.
Source: Indian Express