HAL Promotes Vendor Development
Exploring the scope of aerospace manufacture and service in India, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) have organised a seminar on “Opportunities in Development, Manufacturing and MRO of Aerospace Accessories and Systems” on 23 May 2018 at HAL Lucknow. The seminar, inaugurated by Rajiv Kumar, CEO, Accessory complex, HAL, has been attended by the officers of HAL’s various divisions delegates, and vendors from aerospace and defence sector.
Rajiv Kumar has said that HAL accessory division is very much vendor-friendly, and the complex is treating all vendors as partners and ready to help them in whatever ways so that quality products are manufactured and supplied to HAL. There were presentations from HAL Lucknow, HAL Korwa, HAL Kanpur, and HAL Hyderabad regarding the details of out sourcing and in sourcing of different items and of services like surface finish, hardening etc.
Akhilesh Pathak, Regional Director, RCMA, Korwa has given a presentation regarding the role of CEMILAC and RCMA in assuring the quality and air worthiness. He has said that the RCMA is ready to help the vendors to keep the quality and their inspection to be taken as corrective measures. He has intimated that quality is the paramount requirements in airborne items.
Arunakar Mishra, has urged the companies to have a consortium approach so that many systems which are now imported can be indigenised utilising the technology and skill of different companies together. There was a panel discussion chaired by Rajiv Kumar. The panellists were Dr C G Krishnadas Nair, Rajeev Sikka, CEO Sikka Global, Dr Akhilesh Pathak. Around 45 B2B meetings have been organised as part of the event.