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#IP 1130 25 Apr - 1 May 2016

Appointment of Head, MAV

NAL has been pleased to nominate Shri P V Satyanarayana Murthy, Principal Scientist, FMCD as Head, Micro Air Vehicle Unit with effect from 1 May, 2016

#IP 1129 18 - 24 Apr2016

Best paper presentation

Mr.Achuthan.C.Pankaj, Principal Scientist at STTD, received an award for best paper presentation in the Second International Conference on Design, Analysis, Manufacturing and Simulation (ICDAMS-2016) held at Saveetha School of Engineering, Chennai during April 7-8, 2016. He presented the paper "Reliability Studies on the Influence of Joint Clearance on the Kinematics of the Nose Landing Gear mechanism of a Transport aircraft using Contact Theory". Authors are Yakesha Sekar, Achuthan.C.Pankaj and M.Manjuprasad.


#IP 1128 11 - 17 Apr2016



The Ministry of Civil Aviation along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organized INDIA AVIATION 2016, a 5-day event between March 16 and 20 at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad. The theme of INDIA AVIATION 2016 was 'Indian Civil Aviation Sector: Potential as Global Manufacturing and MRO Hub'.

The Hon’ble President of India, Shri  Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the event on 15 March 2016 at 3.00 pm. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Shri E. S. L. Narasimhan, Hon’ble Governer of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Shri K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana, Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri R. N. Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India and Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, President, FICCI.

The President,  in his inaugural address, said  that as India is at the threshold of taking a major leap in the aviation sector, this event is well timed and resonates well with our latest policy initiatives of ‘Make in India’, ‘Stand up India’ and ‘Start Up India’. It is for the global giants to seize this opportunity and take the lead to forge long-term partnerships. He hoped that this platform would usher a new era in strategic partnerships and collaboration in the Indian civil aviation sector, to make India as a hub of world class aerospace technology and services.

More than 200 major participants from 25 countries took part in the India Aviation 2016 show. The partner countries for the expo were the US and Canada. Well-known aircraft and helicopter manufacturers, machinery and equipment makers, skill development and training institutions participated in the expo and displayed their expertise in the aviation industry. The expo also displayed Indian civil aviation achievements and future plans. These events not only help in promoting the Indian civil aviation growth story but also attract global aviation majors to partner with it.

CSIR-NAL participated in the INDIA AVIATION 2016 by putting up an exhibition stall, which attracted a large number of visitors who were impressed by the displays.  The technologies showcased at INDIA AVIATION 2016  included NAL developed indigenous technologies like autoclaves, airborne & ground based radomes, Integrated Global bus Avionics Processing System (IGAPS), DRISHTI, flight simulators, Wankel engine, carbon fibre, composite parts for fighter aircraft, MAVs and MAV Autopilot, NiTi SMA (shape memory alloy) products, scaled down models of HANSA and CNM5 aircraft, etc. NAL's preparation for INDIA AVIATION 2016 involved methodical planning, months in advance, for the stall design and displays, and the end result was sufficiently rewarding. The illuminated backlit posters displaying   NAL technologies added to the aesthetics of the layout. The important visitors to the stall included the Hon’ble Union Civil Aviation Minister Mr P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Civil Aviation Secretary Shri R. N. Choubey, Joint Secretary Civil Aviation Shri Anil Srivastava, and Dr Renu S. Pawar, Sr Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation. All the visitors congratulated NAL team for putting up a good show at the INDIA AVIATION 2016. The NAL stall also attracted some serious enquiries about Autoclaves, Radomes, Composite repairs for aircraft, DRISHTI, HANSA trainer aircraft etc.

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#IP 1127 4 - 10 Apr2016

A report on Jnana Vijnana Mela at Adichunchanagiri

Jnana Vijnana a science exhibition mela   was held at Adichunchanagiri  from 18 to 20  february 2016 .  The mela was   organised by the Head of Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthan, Sri Nirmalananda Swamiji with the intention of creating a platform for the students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and institutions to come together, learn about science and technology and portray their skills in the Engineering & Medical Field. The participants in the mela included renowned scientists from various science and research labs, engineers, engineering and medical students, primary and higher secondary school students and of course, the general public.

Spanning over two days of exhibition of individual stalls with decent floor space, exhibitors like ISRO, NAL, DRDO, ADA, DRDL and Adichunchanagiri engineering and medical college students set up and displayed their products and shared sufficient information on the technologies used,  followed by practical demonstrations.

NAL also presented its present indigenous technology of MAV models like Slybird, Black kite, Pushpak, and 2 seat Hansa aircraft models amongst others and offered technical information about the products and their application. Swamiji inaugurated the stall on day one of the mela, witnessed by professors and students of various colleges, who later were visitors to the stall.

The second  day of the mela was filled with even more enthusiasm and energy as it was our aspiration to present our technologies, products and services in front of celebrated scientist and the chief guest of the day, Dr. CNR Rao.  Dr Rao expressed his delight at the technologies developed by us. The Adichinchanagiri kshetra facilitated Dr. CNR Rao with the prestigious award, ‘Vijnatham’ framing Vijnana Jnana and Tantrajnana.

Finally the mela ended up with graceful closing note by Swamiji and Dr. C N R Rao who cited that Jnana and Vijnana are two faces of a single coin. They also expressed that spirituality and science are sailing on the same ship but in their own directions.


An appreciation letter received from the organisers

#IP 1127 4 - 10 Apr16


TEAM NAL wishes our colleagues a very happy, healthy and productive life after superannuation on 31 March 2016.

Mr Janardhanam S, STT

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