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Dr. V.M. Ghatge, Chief Designer, with the Mockup of the first indigenously designed Aircraft, the HT - 2 Trainer. 1948
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Today, HAL has 20 Production Units and 11 Research & Design Centres in 8 locations in India.
Vigilance Department in HAL was set up in 1969 pursuant of formation of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)based on the model recommended by CBI.
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Shri Arup Chatterjee was appointed as Director (Engeering and R&D) of the Company with effect from June 1, 2018. He is a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, and has done M. Tech in Aircraft Production Engineering from IIT, Chennai. He has also done MBA from IGNOU.
Shri Chatterjee joined HAL as 17th Batch Management Trainee in the year 1982. He had held several key positions in the Company prior to his elevation as Director (Engg. and R&D).
Shri Arup Chatterjee has over 36 years of wide experience in Aerospace Industry. During his career spanning 36 years, Shri Chatterjee has served in various Divisions of HAL. He was the head of Machine Shop, Methods Deptt., IMM Department, Projects, Planning of Avionics Equipment required for Russian & Western origin Aircraft platform, in Korwa Division, where he has served for 28 years. He has also served in Kanpur Division for 4 years in the field of Air Frame Manufacturing and had served in the capacity of head of IJT project, Planning and IMM for Dornier, Avro & UAV Projects.
Further, he had served in Koraput Division of HAL, where he had immensely contributed in various programmes / projects viz., Repair & Overhaul of R25, R29B & R33 engines for MiG series fighter aircraft as well as Manufacture & repair/overhaul of AL31FP engines for Su-30 aircraft. Prior to his elevation to the post of Director (Engg. and R&D), he was the General Manager of Aircraft Research & Design Centre.