HAL Become APAQG Member with Voting Rights [ Current Affairs ]

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Indian State owned aerospace Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) achieved prestigious membership of Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) as a ‘Full Member with voting rights’ and with this membership India become seventh nation to join the APAQG.

  • Other APAQG’s member nations are:
  1. South Korea
  2. China
  3. Indonesia
  4. Singapore
  5. Taiwan
  6. Japan
Location of APAQG’s member nations

Location of APAQG’s member nations

Location of APAQG’s member nations

Key Facts

  • HAL becomes part of Global Quality team which is works for improvements in the Aerospace Quality.
  • Now HAL can participate in international forums and become part in the development process and revision of current and new quality Standards.
  • HAL can also access IAQG’s various Quality System Standards and other guidelines.
  • To become part of IAQG, first of all HAL has to become member of APAQG and then move up to IAQG as a voting member by featuring an OEM in India.

About International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG)

  • The IAQG is an international non-profit cooperative global organisation which merges aviation, defence and space companies to deliver more value at all levels of supply chain.
  • IAQG is responsible for establishes and maintains of Quality Management System standards (9100 series) and controls the certification system.
  • The IAQG includes Europe (EAQG), Americas (AAQG) and Asia-Pacific (APAQG) sectors.

About HAL:

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, governed by management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.
  • It is located in Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • It mainly works for operations of the aerospace industry.
  • It manufactures and assembles aircraft, navigation and related communication equipment and airports operation.

- Published on: September 21, 2016