HTT-40 (Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40) trainer aircraft, developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), will replace the HPT-32 (Hindustan Piston Trainer). It is a basic training aircraft developed for conducting first stage of training for rookie pilots in the Indian Air Force. During stage two straining, the Kiran Mark II trainer jet will be used.
The trainer aircraft is estimated to cost around Rs.50 crore. The aerospace company had invested Rs.600 crore for its development. The designing of the trainer aircraft was completed in 2015 and the first prototype was flown the following year. 60 per cent of its components are obtained from domestic manufacturers.


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