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June 2008 edition

Indian and Swiss firms chosen to build German aircraft

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Ruag Aerospace will jointly manufacture a new generation of Dornier 228 aircraft under a new €80 million contract. The aircraft will be built at Dornier's plant in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich.

HAL is already manufacturing the twin-engined turboprop aircraft at Kanpur in India. HAL, which has built up the complete production line and servicing facilities for the Dornier 228 aircraft, hopes to break into the international market with joint production of the aircraft in Germany.

The company will initially supply the fuselage, wings and tail unit and will increase its involvement over the years by adding components for the production line.....

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