National Defence Bureau,
Bangalore, 29 March 2018,
Naini Aerospace Limited (NAeL), Allahabad made its first delivery of 335 LCA and 28 ALH cable looms after being taken over by HAL as a subsidiary. R. K. Mishra, CEO (NAeL) presented the Certificate of Conformity of Aircraft and Helicopter Looms to M S Velpari, GM, LCA Tejas Division in the presence of V M Chamola, Chairman (NAeL) and Director (HR)-HAL at a function held at its plant in Naini, Allahabad on March 27, 2018. With NAeL commencing its operations the place has turned vibrant as the erstwhile Hindustan Cables Limited didn’t see any production for last 20 years.
HAL undertook the revival of a sick unit of HCL and provided structured training to the employees for skill development and other infrastructural requirements. The deliveries happened due to the dedicated efforts of workforce at NAeL. A robust quality management system is in place in the loom manufacturing shop and the facility has been cleared by the Joint audit team of DGAQA and HAL, says T. Suvarna Raju, CMD-HAL.
Speaking on the occasion, Chamola said earning revenue in the very first full financial year of its existence speaks on the commitment of the organization. Full-fledged operationalization of the plant is expected by June 1, 2018. The top management of HAL is committed to create a center of excellence for aviation loom manufacturing at Naini, Allahabad, he adds.
Naini unit of sick Hindustan Cables Limited along with identified assets and manpower was taken over by NAeL, a subsidiary of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on February 1, 2017. The NAeL commenced production activities of wire harnesses of helicopter and aircraft within a record time of five months in July 2017 after providing structured training to the employees for skill development, making registrations with statutory Taxation, Labour and EPFO authorities, obtaining factory license and creating basic infrastructure for aviation loom manufacturing.
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