The officials of IIT Kanpur feel that it will help to encourage research among its students.
Currently, aerospace department of IIT-K has two small planes in their flight lab. Cessna has a single engine and it can remain air-borne for around seven hours after fuelling.
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is engaged in carrying out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge. It imparts training to students so that they become competent and motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute celebrates freedom of thought, cultivates vision and encourages growth, but also inculcates human values and concern for the environment and the society.