Hindustan aeronautics to build TPE331T-props for commercial apps
Honeywell’s Swiss subsidiary, Honeywell International Sarl, and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) here at EBACE announced an agreement for HAL to manufacture commercial Honeywell TPE331 engines, engine components and kits for Honeywell. The agreement is an expansion of a longstanding relationship between the two companies, under which Hindustan Aeronautics has been manufacturing TPE331-5 engines for use by the Indian military services. To date, HAL has manufactured more than 200 of the turboprop engines for the country’s coast guard, navy and air force. The company also provides full maintenance and service on the aircraft engines at its facilities in Bangalore, India. Delivery of components to Honeywell will begin next year, reaching full volume capacity in 2012.