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BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited gets AS-9100 Certification Print E-mail
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Thiruvananthapuram: BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited (BATL) – a unit of BrahMos Aerospace, Delhi has achieved the prestigious International Aerospace Certification AS-9100. With this AS-9100 certification, BATL is all set for entering in to the global Aerospace market.

Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai, Chairman and MD, BATL and CC (R&D), DRDO appreciated the efforts taken by the BATL team for obtaining this certification. This certification was achieved within a record time of 9 months with the concerted efforts of all the employees.

The AS-9100 certification is a must for any unit to undertake aerospace orders from external agencies.

A.K Antony, Hon’ble Defence Minister and Mr. Elamaram Kareem, Hon’ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, Govt. of Kerala have congratulated all the employees of BATL for achieving this prestigious certification within the shortest possible time.

Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai received the certificates from Shri. R. Sankaralingam, In-Charge, Aerospace certification, TUV-NORD, Chennai during a function held at Thiruvananthapuram on June 26, 2009.

The India-Russia joint venture, BrahMos Aerospace, took over KELTEC (Kerala Hitech Industries Limited) in December 2007. After the take-over it was renamed BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited (BATL). The company's main customers include DRDO and ISRO.  In a period of one year, BrahMos Aerospace' turnover grew from Rs 7 crore to Rs 26 crore. The company is aiming for a turnover of Rs. 1000 crore in 4 years time.

In February 2009 A.K Antony laid the stone for a Rs 75 crore fabrication complex at BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited and Rs 50 crore was set aside for new machinery. A separate production line for ISRO is expected to be set up by 2013.

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