AEPL: Pioneer in creating High Precision Aerospace Components
“Salem-based Aerospace Engineers Private Limited can easily claim that almost all the fighter aircraft in India use its canopy seal”
Aerospace Engineers Private Limited (AEPL) based in Salem, Tamil Nadu, is an AS9100D, DGAQA, ISO45001 (EMS 14001, OHSAS 18001) and ZED Gold-rated company which is one among the leading organizations engaged in the manufacture of High Precision Aerospace Components in India under metallic and non-metallic categories. This pioneering company located at Salem Aeropark, NH-7.
The core strength of AEPL is its development strategy adopted in indigenising details as well as assembly. Among the one lakh registered MSMEs in India, AEPL is one of the few Gold-rated under ZED (Zero Defect and Zero Effect) quality promotion scheme launched by Govt. of India. Currently, AEPL is working actively to achieve ‘Platinum’ rating in ZED. AEPL’s ‘Quality Clinic System’ is certified by UTC Aerospace Systems, USA.
Having developed more than 250 types of hoses used in Hydraulic, Lubrication and Fuel systems, and other hoses of ALH, LUH and LCH, AEPL has applied for DGCA Certification of Design, Development, Manufacturing and servicing of hose assemblies for civil aviation.
AEPL has also received approval for ‘Production Organization Exposition’ (POE) by DGCA as per ITSO C140 and CAR21 Subpart ‘G’. Also, application has been moved for similar civil certification for the manufacture of Aircraft Seals as per ITSO C150A. With this above certification, AEPL would be able to make its presence in civil aviation (manufacturing and MRO). Supply of hoses and other control valves to ISRO and VSSC is the pride for AEPL.
In another achievement, AEPL has signed a long-term contract with ‘Egyptian Armament Authority’ for a period of five years for supply of aerospace components.
About 116 varieties of rubber compounds that meet the Global Aviation Standards have been by approved Indian authorities. The inflatable cockpit seals are dexterously developed for Kiran, LCA, LCA Trainer, MiG series, Su30MKI and IJT. AEPL can easily claim that almost all the fighter aircraft in India use its canopy seal.
AEPL has developed more than 15,000 parts that comply with global aviation requirements and rigorous stringent quality standards which have eventually earned the total approval of the authorities. Out of which, around 12,000 are non-metallic parts and 3,000 belong to the metallic segment.
Moreover, the Centre for Military Airworthiness Certification (CEMILAC) of India has accorded air worthy clearance for 1,124 approvals which include rubber components for use on aircraft, helicopters, missiles, civil aviation and other systems. AEPL has proved its mettle in missile projects too.
Recently, AEPL’s surface treatment facility was audited by NADCAP certification agency. FOD Free Rubber Shop is a unique type in the Civil Aviation industry meeting the requirements of companies like Boeing, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney etc. This facility will improve the quality of rubber parts manufacturing to the next level of world standards.
As part of AEPL’s future plans, activities like integration of A/c Sub-assemblies, Hose Assembly and testing, Composite clean room, etc. are planned at Hosur Plant, near Bangalore.
A highly motivated leadership, dedicated team effort, well-established systems and untiring efforts have yielded AEPL a number of recognitions from the National and State Governments. In fact, AEPL has so far bagged 12 National awards, including major achievements like the National Award for Defence Absorption and Best Innovation presented by the Prime Minister of India.