DGAQA Manual

Quality Assurance Coverage

Production & Overhaul:
This is a major area of activity of DGAQA. The emphasis is on ensuring that the requisite Quality Management System is in place at all production / overhaul agencies. The compliance in respect of this requirement is being regularly monitored through Inspection stages critical to quality, quality audits and spot checks. Quality Assurance coverage is being provided during Production/Overhaul/Repair/Up-Gradation work being carried out at various work centres comprising of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) viz., HAL, BEL, ITI, BDL, MIDHANI, ECIL etc, Ordnance Factories, DRDO Labs and Private Firms.

Design & Development:
DGAQA participates actively in the Design & Development projects undertaken by DRDO labs, Ordnance Factories, Defence PSUs and Private Firms. The involvement ranges from the early stages of development activity such as finalisation of QRs, PDR/ CDR, test/inspection schedules, evaluation of prototypes, Defect Investigation and flight trials in order to ensure conformance to quality and reliability requirements.

DGAQA is presently associated with major national development projects such as Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Light Utility Helicopters (LUH), Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT), SARAS A/C (Military Version), IJT, AWACS and Indigenous UAV i.e. RUSTOM-II and many other electronic warfare and avionic projects.

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