New design changes slow development but improve light transport's certification prospects
Two decades of development problems have seen India's Saras light transport aircraft program pushed to the brink, but the project may get a new lease on life. Grounded indefinitely after the second Saras prototype crashed in March 2009, killing three Indian air force flight test crew, the Bengaluru-based National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) are hoping to continue test flights this year using the first prototype, currently being converted to the second prototype's more advanced ...
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