Kinship Agency has exported the Dornier-228 Light Utility Aircraft to Seychelles on June 22. The fabrication of the aircraft was done by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the export formalities were managed by Kinship Agency, Kanpur. Commenting on the successful operation, Ravi Dayal, Managing Director, Kinship Agency, said, “The entire Kanpur Commissionerate and Customs Department extended full cooperation to be the part of this assignment. This aircraft is well-equipped for transportation (both defense and civil), rescue operation, special mission, border patrolling, etc. With trilateral agreement between India and France – Seychelles already in place, this aircraft may allow India to control and safe guard its sea route for overseas trade. It may also safeguard Indiaâ€™s strategic interest in the key Indian Ocean country amid Chinaâ€™s growing interest in the region.”
France had licensed HAL to manufacture some 125 Dornier-228 Light Utility Aircraft with French technology. The aircrafts are ready to export and all export formalities are being done by Kinship Agency, as per its agreement with the Government of India.