Trainer Aircraft

  • IAF to extend technical life of Kiran trainer planes August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Due to "inordinate delay" in Intermediate Jet Trainer programme of the HAL, the IAF has initiated action to look for alternatives and extending the technical life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "In order to meet the emergent situation due to inordinate delay in...
  • IAF inducts Swiss basic trainer aircraft Pilatus PC-7 MK II May 31, 2013

    Hyderabad: The IAF training academy at Dundigal on Friday witnessed the induction of basic trainer aircraft Pilatus, PC-7 Mk-II, in the Air Force. Union Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh unveiled the Swiss made aircraft at a ceremony in Hyderabad. Led by Group Captain RS Nandedkar, three PC-7 MK II...
  • 'IAF to procure 75 trainer aircraft from Pilatus' August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a contract with Swiss firm Pilatus for procurement of 75 Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) to train its rookie pilots and the delivery of these planes is scheduled between February 2013 to August 2012, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "A contract for...
  • IAF signs Rs 2,800 cr deal to buy Pilatus planes May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force's long pending requirement of basic trainer aircraft can now be met with the acquisition of 75 Pilatus planes starting late in 2012 under a Rs 2,800 crore deal signed on Thursday with the Swiss company. The aircraft will help the IAF to replace its fleet...
  • Two Pak Air Force planes crash, 4 pilots killed May 17, 2012

    Islamabad: Two trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force collided mid-air and crashed into a thickly populated area in the country's northwest on Thursday, killing four pilots and injuring at least five persons on the ground, officials and witnesses said. Residents of Rashkai area in Nowshera district said the aircraft collided before...
  • IAF trainer plane crashes in AP, two pilots killed July 31, 2009

    New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane crashed in Medak, Andhra Pradesh on Friday morning. The plane was a HPT-32 trainer aircraft and had two IAF pilots on board. Nitin Jain and Chaturvedi (full name not yet known) were the training instructors at the Air Force Academy. The two...