Source http://x-air.in/html/profile.htm RAJ HAMSA was founded by Joel Koechlin in 1980, as a Unit of Aurelec Trust, AUROVILLE, Pondicherry. During the first 3 years after inception, with the moral and financial support of Mr. JRD TATA, a renowned pioneer of early Indian Aviation and Founder of Air India, FREE FLIGHT HANG GLIDERS were manufactured and the first training camps organised in the Nilgiris.In 1985, operations were shifted to Kalhatty, near Ooty, and the NILGIRIS HANG GLIDING CENTRE was launched: training courses and Hang Gliding competitions were held every year during the summer season for a decade. Throughout this pioneering period, RAJ HAMSA has been manufacturing HIGH QUALITY AERONAUTICAL EQUIPMENT, supplying Individuals, Civil Organisations and, to a large extent, DEFENCE ADVENTURE FOUNDATIONS. In 1993, responding to the acute shortage of LIGHT AIRCRAFT in the Country, RAJ HAMSA launched an entirely new line of products in the form of 3-AXIS CONVENTIONAL CONTROLS MICROLIGHT AIRCRAFT. This exercise was to a large extent co-ordinated by Mr. S. Karivaradhan, the late Managing Director of LAKSHMI MILLS (a leading group of Industries based at Coimbatore), and also a dedicated car racing and flying enthusiast. This was the beginning for the X-AIR, which was to become one of the Microlights manufactured in the largest numbers world-wide: today, more than 1300 X-AIRs ARE FLYING ALL OVER THE WORLD! This fact alone attests to the popularity and reliability of the aircraft. Out of these, approximately 60 X-AIRs are flying in India and each of these aircraft after induction has been giving excellent, trouble-free performance, thus upholding our reputation. At present, we have a regular EXPORT market on a permanent contract basis. We also have regular outlets in the DOMESTIC market for the Defense (Navy, Army, Air Force, NCC), Coast Guards, Police as well as for private Individuals, Holiday Resorts etc..) Since 1993, RAJ HAMSA is an Indian Private Limited Company, with its Registered Office and Factory located at BANGALORE, Karnataka, the City of Aviation "par excellence" in India, an ideal place to meet our production commitments: we have a reliable team of dedicated and quality conscious TECHNICIANS, well able to meet the challenging task of production and, thanks to them, we have always been able to meet our production targets. Now, strong of a BRITISH Section "S" CERTIFICATION for all models, as well as an LSA CERTIFICATION for the "H" (Hanuman), we are taking steps to further increase our production capacity and cater for the increasing demand, particularly from EUROPE (Distribution Societe RANDKAR), the NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT (Distribution X-AIR LLC, USA & SPEEDWING, Canada) and AUSTRALIA (Distribution M.COATES) : our aircraft are regularly participating with success in the most prestigious AIR-SHOWS in the USA i.e. SUN & FUN and SEBRING in Florida as well as OSHKOSH, Wisconsin. Today, taking into account the latest advances in ultralight technology, our R&D TEAM led by Joel Koechlin, an acknowledged authority in the field and Managing Director of the Company, is constantly working towards the design & development of new models, to remain at the cutting edge of competition in the international market. For a safe, enjoyable, inexpensive flying, do not hesitate to contact us and join the ever growing Raj Hamsa family ! Mod Note : Please proof read before posting. Also please do not copy paste the content directly from MS word or from another webpage.