Monday, September 19, 2011

PHOTO: India's C-NM5 Aircraft Lifts Off


The C-NM5 five-seater aircraft, developed jointly by India's National Aerospace Labs and private firm Mahindra, made its first flight on Sept 1. This photo, of the aircraft lifting off, is from full-page advertisements in today's papers. The C-NM5 is India's first aircraft built through a public-private partnership.

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21 comments :

Bhavin said...

Shiv, please bring specs & Trial reports soon.......keen to see allll.....:)

Anonymous said...

Shud we not use this as the base for a trainer for IAF rather than import ??

Richard said...

@anon

Please stop posting negative comments. It's done only 1 test flight and u already want the IAF to start inducting this aircraft.

Where is ur common sense??.

Anonymous said...

Here's a much better picture: http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/files/2011/09/C-NM5.jpg

Its Different said...

Why we repeat same old story ? Developing this on full fledged trainer will take at least another 2 -3 years. Till that training of our pilots will suffer and we will have more casualties. The intended purpose of this craft seems to be for business travel, lets achieve that goal first then we will think of enhancing it.

Anonymous said...

Where is the engine from?

Anonymous said...

one more crap nothing else....

sidd said...

no way this is not completely Indian.
GippsAero(75% stakes owned by mahindra ) a Australian firm built it from Indian design and the engine is also US built Lycoming O-540

Shivit said...

It is too young to be used as a trainer for IAF dear.

Anonymous said...

dont be foolish .. read the minimum requirements for trainer spec

Thaariq said...

NM5 is not capable of aerobatics, so we cant use them for the IAF anyway.

Thaariq said...

NM5 is not capable of aerobatics, so we may not be able to use this for IAF.

Anonymous said...

Good comment below - This should be made into basic trainer for IAF instead of buying from other countries. Even if kickbacks are paid, at least the cost overrun will be going to an Indian company

Anonymous said...

This is BS. what happened to SARAS?? it was also collaboration between.. NAL and Taneja aero??

Anonymous said...

Mahindra??? wow....I think Russian is better

Gautam said...

The pseudo-Commies will be crying bitterly that private sector was allowed to develop this aircraft rather than the almightly DRDO and HAL which took 20 years to make Saras fly. 'Blasphemer baniyas! Babu is god! Only my god should have monopoly over aerospace! HAL owns the skies! Government is god!'

Now they should scrap Saras and instead let Mahindra make a 14-seater plane. Also scrap that HTT-40 two-seat trainer that HAL is asking another decade to make and instead let Mahindra make one: Like NM5 they'll have it flying within 3 years of making the announcement.

Anonymous said...

crap crap crap...shiv you are an agent of American and Europe companies.........

Anonymous said...

guys, link for more info / video:

http://aerospaceblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/september-14-2011-mumbai-the-c-nm5-has-flown/

Anonymous said...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/190990/home-spun-saras-train-air.html

this says the CNM5 flight took place ...in australia

Anonymous said...

will it serve any purpose for IAF, or will it just be a paper plane

Mr Singh said...

Shiv g also good news for saras

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/190990/home-spun-saras-train-air.html