Bangalore, June 26: The National Aerospace Laboratories or NAL, based in Bangalore would soon be designing a 70-seater passenger aircraft. This would cost about 480 million dollars.
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has provided rupees 3 billion in this regard. The aircraft is expected to be developed in seven years. NAL earlier developed a smaller multipurpose 14-seater aircraft SARAS. It also has the HANSA trainer aircraft to its credit.