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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is the principal partner in the LCA programme with Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) acting as the Program Co-ordinator.

LCA-Production Group (LCA-PG) was launched in 2002 at HAL as the designated manufacturing unit for manufacturing the indigenously designed 4.5 generation aircraft – Tejas being designed by ADA.

LCA PG was upgraded as a full fledged Division of HAL and christened as LCA Tejas Division, under Bangalore Complex  in April 2014. 

LCA Tejas Division took up the challenge of manufacturing the Limited Series Production (LSP) Tejas Aircraft in line with concurrent Engineering Philosophy mode, i.e. concurrent design & productionisation.

Production system at LCA Tejas Division are geared up to handle the state of the art technologies of the Fly by wire Tejas multirole combat aircraft. Being the lightest and smallest in a class of 4.5 generation, Tejas throws up immense challenges to the production units.  
The key production drivers in the Tejas aircraft are :
  • High percentage of carbon fibre composite (90 percent by surface area)
  • Metallic components with complex geometries from Titanium, Aluminum, maraging steel
  • Stringent EMI/EMC requirements
  • Tightly packed Inboards
  • Fully Integrated avionics, flight control and utility management systems.
So far the 16 LCA (2 Technology Demonstrators, 5   Prototype Aircraft, 7 LSP Aircraft & 1    SP Aircraft, 1 Naval prototype) have been manufactured and more than 2758 flights have been carried out. 

LCA Tejas Division has been certified for “AS9100 C & ISO 9001 “QMS by TUV SUD America INC effective from July  2014.

The manufacture of the Series Production Aircraft to be supplied to IAF has commenced. 
  • Initial Operation clearance received on Dec 20, 2013 and “Release to Service Document” handed over to IAF
  • The First Series Production (SP-1), in the IOC configuration, has successfully completed its maiden flight on the 30th of September 2014 & second flight on 14 Oct 2014.
  • New structural assembly and Final assembly facilities at HAL have been established for the series production for IAF.  Hangars have been created exclusively for the LCA program and structural assembly facilities are fully established to take up production of LCA Tejas aircraft.
  • Series Production aircraft are being built with assembly jigs calibrated using state of the art Computer Aided Measuring System (Laser Trackers), which is currently the international calibration practice.    This will ensure consistent build quality of the aircraft with necessary Interchangeability of parts for ease of maintenance in the operating squadrons.   The jigs have been calibrated to 80 microns (0.08 mm) tolerances with respect to 3D Models for inter changeability features and 0.2 mm for contours were used which would ensure high quality standard in structural build.
  • A state of the art wing assembly facility with a 5 axis CNC wing skin drilling machine has been commissioned to ensure excellent build quality for the Carbon Fibre Composite skin and reduced cycle time for the assembly operations of Wing. This would also ensure elimination of delamination of CFC Skins associated with manual drilling.  ?    Pylons and Composites Drop Tanks are manufactured in house. A drop tank test station with data acquisition and reporting system is commissioned.
  • Looms used in LCA are produced in LCA Tejas to stringent Quality requirements for catering EMI-EMC Specifications. Automatic Cable Testers are employed for checking and certification of looms, panels.
  • LCA Tejas Division has an elaborate Quality Assurance system to handle both in-house production and outsourced activities. A metrology department with coordinate measuring machines, Ultrasound Scanners complement the Quality assurance of parts.
  • 5 Axis CNC Router
  • CNC Precision Turn Mill Centre
  • CNC Billet Cutting machine
  • CNC Vertical Milling centre
  •  Radial Drilling machine
  •  Lathe Cylindrical grinding machine
  •  Universal Milling machine
  • Surface grinder

The Prestigious Dr. V M Ghatge Award for the year 2015 goes to ED(LCA Tejas)!!

Shri V Sridharan, ED(LCA Tejas) received the award from Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. As
The prestigious Dr. V M Ghatge Award for the year 2015 was conferred upon Shri V Sridharan, ED(LCA Tejas) in recognition of his dedicated endeavours to successfully  establish the production facilities for LCA Tejas aircraft and his meticulous efforts in upgradation of the production standard of LCA from limited series production to series production.

Shri V Sridharan, ED(LCA Tejas) received the award from Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Ashok Gajapathy Raju Pusapati at IIT- Bombay, Powai on 14th October 2016 in the presence of Shri  P S Ganapathy, Chairman, AeSI  Mumbai, Dr V K Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog , Dr. Kiran Kumar, Chairman-ISRO,  Dr. R K Tyagi, Ex-chairman HAL and other dignitaries.  


ED Award Certificate

Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers(SAME) – ANKIT Prodyogiki Award for the year 2014 awarded to GM(LCA Tejas)

Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers(SAME) – ANKIT Prodyogiki Award for the year 2014 awarde
Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers(SAME) has awarded Shri V Sridharan, GM(LCA Tejas) Division with SAME – ANKIT Prodyogiki Award for the year 2014 for his excellent contributions in Aerospace Manufacturing. The officer has enormously contributed in the Production Technology, Productivity Improvement, Quality related activities, Managerial Skills and Indizinization in the areas of Aerospace Materials, Critical Manufacturing and Testing Machines/ Equipments, Components, Sub-systems and Systems, Facilities Maintenance and Operations. The award was presented in a function at Thiruvananthapuram by Mr. M Chandra Dathan, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre(VSSC) to Shri V Sridharan in presence of Dr Koshy M. George, President, SAME, Dy. Director MME, VSSC, Mr. Somanath, Mr. Ravi Verma, Dy. Director, MVIT, VSSC, Mr. B G Raj, Director Finance, MIDHANI, Mr. Roy M Cherian, General Secretary, SAME. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 15,000/- and a Citation

Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers(SAME) – ANKIT Prodyogiki Certificate

LCA Tejas Division is looking forward for subcontractors for the manufacturing programs for Defence customers in the following area: 

  • Machining
  • Sheet metal forming
  •  CNC / Manual Pipe bending
  • Surface and heat treatment
  • Structural assemblies and detail / assembly tool manufacture.

    Consultancy in the area of :
  • Concept design of workstation for marking, drilling, counter sinking and fastening of all structural elements for construction of assembly jigs.
  • Solution to reduce cycle time for installation of looms on aircraft and upgradation of existing loom shop with state of the art facilities.

General Manager
LCA Tejas Division
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Bangalore Complex)
Post Box No – 3791
Bangalore – 560037,

Tel : +91 80 22323585; Fax :+91 80 22323827