To transform and perfect the mechanism of DGAQA's regulatory functions so that all those involved, do the right thing, first time and every time.
To create and sustain an environment of mutual trust and 'Self Control' amongst the various agencies involved in development / production of Aviation products for Defence.
On the occasion of 66th Anniversary of DGAQA (erstwhile DTD&P (Air), I extend my felicitations and warm greetings to all DGAQA personnel and their families. My special greetings to our esteemed DGAQA veterans and their families. ‘DGAQA Day’ is a momentous occasion to look back and note our remarkable achievements. It is also an occasion to rededicate ourselves to ‘Defence Avaiation QA’ thereby ensuing Aerospace safety. In the years gone by we have achieved number of milestones viz Development of Quality Management Systems for Military Aviation Firms i.e. DGAQA-AFQMS-2018 incorporating latest International standards and inputs based on our field experiences. DGAQA further developed a futuristic model of ‘Quality Rating of Firms’ in association with IAF & HAL incorporating methodology for enhanced delegation of QA/QC activities, keeping in mind the quantum jump in our activities with large scale involvement of private sector in Military Aviation production under ‘Make in India’ & Atamanirbhar Bharat’ missions. DGAQA has always encouraged Indigenous development & production of various Air Systems & Airborne stores to achieve self-reliance and to reduce dependency on foreign OEM. Further, we are actively working on the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission as per the directions of DDP/MoD. A number of developmental projects pertaining to Aircrafts, Helicopters, UAV’s, Guided Air Weapons, Radar Systems etc are in advance stage at various DRDO Labs & DPSU’s wherein we need to ensure requisite Quality standards as per the Technical requirements. A number of developmental projects on constructions/upgradation of our Quarters/recreation facilities have been accelerated to enhance quality of life and standards of living of our personnel. On this occasion, I take this opportunity to pay tribute of our veterans and acknowledge their outstanding contributions. It is their vision and hard work that nurtured DGAQA all along since its inception in the year 1956. On this 66th anniversary of DGAQA, we are starting a technical magazine ‘Vaimanki Darpan’ for the benefit of DGAQA personnel and other stake holders in Defence Aviation. I request DGAQA personnel and the veterans to share their valuable experience in bringing out articles on significant achievements - lessons learnt during Stage Inspection, Quality Audits (Product/Process/System), Spot checks, DI’s, Accident/Incident Investigation etc for the benefit of all. On this 67th Raising Day, let us resolve to continue performing our duties with utmost dedication and professionalism. I am confident that our collective capacity to achieve excellence and our commitment will take DGAQA to greater heights.