The production of HTT-40 trainer aircraft is in "advanced stage". The maiden flight of the second prototype (PT-2) HTT-40 has been "successfully completed". HAL, aims to get the aircraft certified by December 2018 followed by series production. HAL has planned to set up a facility for manufacturing of 15-20 aircraft per annum. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had approved the procurement of 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL in February 2015.