Foundation stone of the new helicopter manufacturing unit of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, near Tumakuru, Karnataka was laid by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 03.01.2016. The unit is being established for manufacture of new helicopters like the indigenously designed and developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in the 3 Ton class category and other helicopters in accordance with projects likely to come up subsequently. The initial investment for the project could be of the order of Rs.2000 crore.
The infrastructure for manufacture of Helicopter is planned to be set up in a phased manner. Production of Helicopters is expected to commence in 2018.