Ravi Kumar P

Ravi Kumar P

Ravi Kumar joined NAL as Scientist in 1991 and started  his career in the development of Composite Rudder for Do 228 aircraft which was a collaborative project with DLR Germany.

 Subsequently as a Project leader he has contributed for  the development of composite structures for aircraft applications  such as

Development of Composite wing spars, Fairing skins and Fairing Blocks for wings of LCA from Technology demonstrators to Limited series production aircrafts. He was  involved from concept to certification for 165 types of parts followed by   Transfer of Technology to M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.


Development of Composite Airframe components for Centre fuselage of LCA


Development of Ailerons using Composites for SARAS aircraft


His areas of interest are tool design, process planning, fabrication of composite structures for aircraft applications.


Currently as a project coordinator, he is involved  in the technology transfer, coordinating productionisation activities with our production arm. He has received the following awards as a team member


  • CSIR Technology Prize for Engineering Technology for the year 2005 for “Development of    Advanced Composite Technologies for Aerospace Structures”.


  • NAL Foundation Day Award for the year 2005-06 for “Excellence in  Design, Development and Project Execution for Development of Control   Surfaces and Belly  Fairings for SARAS aircraft using    Advanced  composites “  –  Team Member


  • NAL Technology shield for outstanding Group Achievement in the year 2014 for “Development of Airworthy High Temperature Resistant Composite Engine   Bay door   for LCA (Tejas)


  • CSIR-NAL Technology shield for outstanding Group Achievement in the year 2015 for “Development of Complex Cocured stiffened composite structures for Centre fuselage  of LCA (Tejas) for enhanced build quality for series production.


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