Bengaluru: Surya Kiran team stayed away from Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru. After its jets crashed mid-air during rehearsals on February 19 killing one pilot. However, many aircraft will be participating for the first time in India.

1. Airbus 330 Neo

It is developed by Airbus as a new version of the A330. It has modern engines with Rolls-Royce Trent 7000. This wide-body jet liner promises 14% better fuel economy per seat.

2. Airbus C-295 Transport Jet

Designed for multi-role operations, it falls in the light and medium segment. It comes with winglets enabling it to travel long distance in multi-weather conditions.

3. NAL-Saras, Regional Transport Aircraft

This is a civilian aircraft designed by the National Aerospace Laboratories. With 14 seats, the revised version has upgraded radar, engine flap actuator, flight control system and more.

4. HAL-HTT-40 Basic Trainer

Built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, this training aircraft comes with a turboprop engine. With a steerable nose wheel, the HTT-40 also has a retractable tricycle landing gear system.


This is a light helicopter developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Covering a range of up to 500 km and a payload capacity of up to 500 kg, it is built to meet the requirements of both military and civil operators.