Plane Designer Mulls Partnerships to End Delays

Plane Designer Mulls Partnerships to End Delays

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The Saras aircraft takes off from the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) airport in Bangalore on June 7, 2004. National Aerospace Laboratories spent 23 years on the Saras project and has yet to win local certification for the plane, one of which crashed during a test flight in 2009.