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HAL Stresses the Need to Develop an Indigenous Aerospace Technology Base

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Bangalore. 29 November, 2015. Aerospace is the frontier technology and India has acquired core strength of system design and system integration in the past three decades. It has the ability to innovate things and we could have the enormous success that we are capable of achieving.

This was the consensus at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) organized  national seminar on “Indigenous Technology Base for Growth of Aerospace Ecosystem” . It brought together various stakeholders in aerospace on a common platform as part of its 75 year celebrations, at Dr.V M Ghatge Convention Centre.

Ajay Shankar, Chairman Expert Committee on Regulatory Approvals, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) released a compendium on “Indigenous Technology Base for Growth of Aerospace Ecosystem” in the presence of CMD HAL, T Suvarna Raju.

“This seminar is an opportune mechanism for creating a confluence of knowledge on recent advancements in indigenous cutting-edge technologies,” said Raju,. “It is our constant endeavour to lead the sector in providing collaborative support to the aerospace community and creating an ecosystem for aviation technology,” he added.

A compendium comprising of selected papers from various institutions was released on the occasion. A total of fifty papers were received from various participants under the general themes of design, innovations in manufacturing/production, analytical approach, certification, quality and aerospace ecosystem development

Dr. K. Tamilmani, Director General (Aero), DRDO, said that although we are engineering many technologies for bigger platforms, we need to establish aerospace facilities that will place India on the global arena.

Academic institutions- Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), certifying agencies- Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Customers- Aircraft & Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), Air Force Technical College (AFTC), DPSU’s- (BEL, BEML, Midhani, BDL), R&D labs and institutions- (NAL, ADA, ADE, DARE, LRDE, CABS, ARDE, ADRDE, RCI, CIPET etc) and private industries- (TASLand Mahindra Aerospace) participated in the Seminar.

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