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LUH sets milestone for HAL by execution of 6 kms Altitude Flight
LUH sets milestone for HAL by execution of 6 kms Altitude Flight


The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) has recently set a new record of flying at 6 km altitude in Bengaluru, for itself. Chief Test Pilot Wg. Cdr. (Retd) Unni K Pillai and Test Pilot, Wing Cdr (Retd) Anil Bhambhani carried out the flying. It was run at 6 km altitude under the envelope expansion tests. It was a crucial criteria towards the certification of LUH. The helicopter displayed a praiseworthy performance and handling attributes. LUH can now undertake high altitude cold weather trials planned in January 2019 upon the attainment of this milestone. Rotary Wing Research and Design Center (RWR&DC) of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd designed and developed the LUH which is a 3-tonne class new generation helicopter. The LUH was designed and evolved to replace the ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters used by Indian Armed Forces. First flight of LUH PT-1 was executed on September 6, 2016 and the second Prototype was executed on May 22, 2017. HAL has in principal order for 187 LUH that involves 126 for Indian Army and 61 for IAF.



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