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Indian Air chief stresses on efficient productivity and maintenance

Chief of the Indian Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik. A file photo.

NAGPUR (PTI): Chief of the Indian Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik on Monday emphasised on efficiency in productivity and logistics management in the Air Force.

He also stressed on the need for focusing on 2011 as the Year of Maintenance and called upon the Commanders to initiate measures for improving serviceability of aircraft and weapon systems.

Naik was addressing the Commanders of the Stations under Maintenance Command at a two-day Annual Commanders Conference aiming to review the progress of ongoing projects at their units under and evolve strategies to tackle issues arising out of induction of new technology and weapon systems in IAF.

The Chief of Air Staff apprised commanders about the security scenario in the region and modernisation plans of the Indian Air Force to develop the desired capabilities.

He stressed on the need to inculcate flight safety consciousness amongst all personnel and better utilisation of precious resources through innovation and initiative.

Naik appreciated the performance of the Maintenance Command units and asked them to strive hard for further enhancement of the standard of their Depots, according to a defence release.

The Air Chief advised the Commanders to be more vigilant, agile and well prepared to meet any eventuality.

Naik presented trophies for outstanding performance to selected Base Repair Depots (BRDs) and Equipment Depots (EDs).

Performance reviews of respective Branches at Command Headquarters were carried out by Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, Air Officer-in-charge Engineering Services and Senior Air and Administration Staff Officer.

A special session was held for discussions on work ethics with a view to enhance synergy of human effort in production and maintenance.

In addition, issues related to Quality Management System (QMS) of units, minimisation of wastage in production, repair, overhaul maintenance and logistics process were the focus of discussion during the conference.


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