CEMILAC Celebrates Foundation day

The Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC), Bangalore, celebrated its Foundation Day on IS March 2000. Air Marshal S Krishnaswamy, PVSM, A VSM, VM &
BAR, ADC, AOC,in,C, Western Air Command, was the Chief Guest and presided over the function. He spoke on the performance of CEMILAC in clearance of military aircraft and its systems. Shri K Nagaraj, Chief Executive, CEMILAC, welcomed the gathering and gave a brief report about the Centre's activities and emphasised that the light combat aircraft (LCA) and Kaveri programmes would be the major certification activities of the Centre in the coming years. Dr Baldev Raj, Group Director, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, highlighted NDT as a powerful tool to
aid aircraft development and life extension programmes. Shri C Jaganathan, Regional Director, RCMA (Koraput) , gave a foundation lecture of CEMILAC which focussed on lifes
extension of aeroengines. Shri MV Sorte, STA, RCMA (Air Armaments), Pune, and Shri Peter Arun, Sci B, were commended with certificates for their significant contributions in the field of military airworthiness.