Bengaluru, Sep 29 (PTI) Despite challenges, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has achieved significant growth in revenue and profits, a top company official said Saturday. Also Read - Mirage-2000 aircraft crashes, both pilots killed

“We have recorded the highest ever turnover of Rs 18,28,386 lakhs in 2017-18 financial year compared to previous year’s turnover of Rs 17,60,379 lakhs,” CMD R Madhavan said in a statement here. Also Read - IAF flypast stuns crowd at Republic Day parade

HAL had on Friday, held its 55th Annual General Body Meeting of Shareholders, first after its listing. Also Read - Republic Day 2019: From Shah Rukh Khan's Swades to Akshay Kumar's Airlift Here Are Top Five Dialogues From Bollywood Films That Will Awaken The Patriot in You

Profit Before Tax for the year was Rs 3,32,284 lakhs as against Rs 3,58,258 lakhs in previous year, Madhavan said adding the Profit After Tax (PAT) for the year was Rs 2,07,041 lakhs.

HAL produced 40 aircraft and helicopters covering Su-30 MKI, LCA Tejas & Dornier Do-228 in fixed wing and ALH Dhruv and Cheetal Helicopters in rotary wing, Madhavan noted.

In addition, HAL produced 105 new engines, overhauled 220 aircraft, helicopters and 550 engines, he said.

Also, as many as 146 new aero-structures for space programs were produced during the period, he added.

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