Bangalore, Apr 9 UNI | 4 months ago

Mr P Jayapal has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Center for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) an organisation of DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore.

He assumed charge from Dr K Tamil Mani, Distinguished Scientist and Director General (Aeronautics) who was holding the additional charge as CE, CEMILAC subsequent to his elevation as DG (Aeronautics), according to a release here today.

Mr Jayapal joined Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), in 1985 in Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness, RCMA, (Nasik). In 1990, he joined RCMA(Helicopters), Bangalore and later took over as Regional Director, RCMA(Helicopters) in the year 2005.

He was elevated to the position of Group Director (Aircraft) in CEMILAC, Bangalore.

As Chief Executive (Airworthiness) he is overseeing the Airworthiness Clearance Certification activities on abinitio projects like LCA, ALH, HJT-36, UAVs and several major upgrade programmes of the Defence Services. As the head of the organization, he is responsible for monitoring all Airworthiness activities of 14 RCMAs situated all over India and assuring flight safety of all Military Airborne Vehicles/Stores of the nation.

He is the recipient of Lab Level Technology Group Award 2007 and DRDO AGNI Award for Excellence in Self-Reliance for the year 2001 and 2008.

(Posted on 09-04-2014)