(L - R) Mr. Vasanth Kini, MD, Titanium Industries, Chair person, IACC , A&D Forum Chair, Mr. Satish Chandra, Chief Scientist, NAL Bangalore and Mr. Virendra Gaikwad, Eaton Corporation, Pune
IACC Aerospace & Defense Forum took the initiative of making IACC the exclusive supporting partner of SAE Aerospace Conference Chennai August 17-18, 2012 at Anna University Campus. SAE India is the largest chapter of SAE International outside of USA and is a “not for profit” engineering and scientific society dedicated to advancement of auto and aerospace sectors.
The Indian Aerospace Industry is believed to require a staggering investment of between USD 200 to 300 billion over the next 25 years to leverage its full potential. This conference debated on the current state of the Aerospace Industry in India, its engineering imperatives and what the various opportunities within this sector pertaining to R&D, Industry Best Practices, Regulatory and Commercial Challenges. Chennai witnessed for the first time an exposition on Aerospace capabilities. Chennai’s prowess in automotive is synergistic to this.
The speakers at this Conference were Dr. Bala Bharadvaj Boeing, Mr. Ashok Baweja HCL, Prof. Roddam Narasimha JNCASR, Dr. Satish Chandra NAL; Mr. N. R.Mohanty Textron; Mr Vasanth Kini, Titanium Industries; Mr. Bejoy George, Axis Aerospace, Mr. Munirathnam, Assystems & others.