Bengaluru-based Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been conferred the prestigious membership of the Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) under the category ‘Full Member with voting rights’.
This makes India the seventh nation to join the APAQG under TRHE International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG).
“HAL is now a part of the global quality team dedicated to bring improvements in aerospace quality. The company can participate in international fora and contribute to the development and revision of the current and new quality standards,” said T Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL, in a statement.
“The membership enables HAL to have access to various Quality System Standards and other guidelines developed by IAQG,” he added.
The other members of APAQG are China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan, the company said in a release.
The IAQG is an international non-profit cooperative global organisation that brings aviation, space and defence companies together to deliver more value at all levels of the supply chain.
HAL participated in the Council meeting recently held at Zhuhai, China and made a presentation to the APAQG members and the council, about the company’s activities with thrust on quality management.
The IAQG is an international non-profit cooperative global organisation 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 includes America (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.