Bengaluru. 16 September, 2016. HAL has becme a member of the The Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) under the category ‘Full Member with voting rights’ making India as the seventh nation to join the APAQG under International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). The other nations of APAQG are China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan.

“HAL is now a part of Global Quality team dedicated to bring improvements in the Aerospace Quality. The Company can participate in international forums and contribute to the development and revision of current and new Quality Standards. The membership enables HAL to have access to various Quality System Standards and other guidelines developed by IAQG”, says T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL.

HAL participated in the Council meeting recently held at Zhuhai, China and made a presentation to the APAQG members and the Council on the Company’s activities with thrust on quality management.
The IAQG is an international non-profit cooperative global organization that brings aviation, space and defence companies together to deliver more value at all levels of the supply chain. The IAQG establishes and maintains Quality Management System standards (9100 series) and controls the certification system.

The IAQG is comprised of Americas (AAQG), Europe (EAQG) and Asia-Pacific (APAQG) sectors. To become a part of IAQG, HAL has to be a member of APAQG and then graduate to IAQG as a voting member by virtue of being an OEM in India.