HAL gets membership of APAQG with voting rights

HAL gets membership of APAQG with voting rights

HAL gets membership of APAQG with voting rights

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited today said it 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). The other nations of APAQG are China, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan, the company said in a release.

"HAL is now a part of Global Quality team dedicated to  bring improvements in the Aerospace Quality. The company can  participate in international forums and contribute to the  development and revision of current and new quality  Standards," HAL CMD T Suvarna Raju said.

"The membership enables HAL to have access to various  Quality System Standards and other guidelines developed by  IAQG," he added.

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.

It establishes and maintains Quality Management System standards (9100 series) and controls the certification  system. The IAQG comprises Americas (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, the company said.

HAL participated in the Council meeting recently held at Zhuhai, China and made a presentation to the APAQG members  and the Council on the company's activities with thrust on  quality management, it added.