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The indigenous light transport aircraft (LTA) Saras recently completed the second of the proposed 20 test flights .
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About the Aircraft
SARAS PT1N is a 14-seater passenger aircraft designed and developed by CSIR-NAL.It is the new upgraded version of indigenous transport aircraft SARAS developed by National Aeronautics Laboratory (NAL).The aircraft programme is named after Indian crane Saras. and was first conceptualised in the 1990s to establish short-haul civil aviation market.
Source-Times of India.