Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) organized a national seminar on “Indigenous Technology Base for Growth of Aerospace Ecosystem” by bringing together various stakeholders in aerospace on a common platform as part of its 75 year celebrations, today, here at Dr.V M Ghatge Convention Centre.
“This seminar is an opportune mechanism for creating a confluence of knowledge on recent advancements in indigenous cutting-edge technologies,” said Mr T Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL. “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.
Mr. Ajay Shankar, Chairman Expert Committee on Regulatory Approvals, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) complimenting HAL on completing landmark 75 years and said that the nation should be proud of HAL’s contributions. He said,“Aerospace is the frontier technology and we have acquired core strength of system design and system integration in the past three decades. We have the ability to innovate things and we could have the enormous success that we are capable of achieving.”
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.
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.
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.