HAL ITSOA certification for Air Data Computer: India’s state owned aircraft manufacturer HAL has received Indian Technical Standard Order Authorisation (ITSOA) certificate from the civil aviation regulator Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) for its avionic equipment – Air Data Computer (ADC) for outside air temperature probe for civil platforms.
The certification for the avionic equipment is for both hardware and software.
The ADC is used to calculate the air data parameters like pressure altitude, calibrated airspeed, mach number, total air temperature, vertical speed based on static pressure, total pressure and outside air temperature inputs.
The HAL said its ADC-OAT is the first avionic equipment in the country that has qualified for ITSOA and will pave the way for the fitment on future civil platforms like ALH, Dornier, LUH, SARAS etc.
The HAL said it was an achievement for achieving a self-reliant India in defence sector (Atma-Nirbhar Bharat).
HAL’s Strategic Electronics Research and Development Centre (SLRDC), Hyderabad indigenously designed and developed the first ‘Air Data Computer ADC 3600A CVL 1’ which has environmentally qualified as per DO-160G standard along with in-house developed application software certified as per DO-178C, Level A, required for Civil platforms of aircraft and helicopters.
Bengaluru based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited manufactures Sukhoi-30 MKI fighters under licence from Russia. The company also manufactures BAE System’s Hawk advanced jet trainer under licence and it has recently won order to supply 83 indigenously developed light combat aircraft LCA-Tejas to Indian Air Force.