Naval Aviation Seminar on 'Opportunities and Challenges in Maintenance of Fixed and Rotary Wing Naval Air Assets' was conducted by Naval Aircraft Yard (Goa) on May 18, 2018 at Rajhans, Goa with Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command as the Chief Guest. Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Aviation welcomed all present for the Seminar. Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff delivered the keynote address while Rear Admiral V Mohan Doss, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air Material) presented Indian Navy perspective for aircraft maintenance.
The event witnessed the release of Seminar Compendium by the Chief Guest and Naval Aviation lndigenisation Guide Book by DCNS. On the sidelines of the Seminar, ‘Aviation lndigenisation Expo’ being conducted by Indian Navy in association with FlCCl and AeSl, Goa branch was also inaugurated by the Chief Guest.
The seminar witnessed presentation of papers by eminent speakers from Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, DRDO, HAL and industry giants like M/s Seimens India, Boeing Defence lndia, Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems, United Engine Cooperation (Moscow) and Russian Aircraft Cooperation MiG on varied topics. The visitors to ‘Aviation lndigenisation Expo’, were seen involved in keen interactions and deliberations with the industry representatives. The Aviation lndigenisation Expo would culminate on May 19, 2018.