Aerospace Manufacturing Division
The Aerospace Manufacturing Division(ASMD) of BEML was launched during February 2009 to foray into the aerospace domain as a diversification strategy to exploit the manufacturing opportunities likely to be generated due to the defence offset policy of Govt. of India. The vision of the aerospace manufacturing unit is to become a prominent player in aerospace sector to support both domestic and global aerospace industry in defence and civil aircraft needs.
The ASMD is established at Mysore (150 Km from Bangalore), Karnataka. The Manufacturing unit is AS9100B accredited. The current manufacturing facilities supported by the NABL certified test facilities are capable of manufacturing Ground Support Equipment, Ground Handling Equipment, jigs, fixtures, test rigs, etc., for aircraft building and maintenance. Additional manufacturing facilities with ‘NADCAP’ approved heat treatment and processing facilities are being put up to enable the division to take up manufacture of air worthy components and aircraft structural assemblies. The road map is to enter into the domain of Carbon Fibre Composite parts manufacturing (both primary and secondary), manufacture of gear box and its MRO, Hydraulic aggregates to support the aircraft industry. The company has acquired 1,00,000 sq. mtrs of land near Bengaluru International Airport in the Aero park SEZ for expanding its manufacturing activities.
Aircraft Towing Tractor (ATT):
Aircraft Towing Tractor is indigenously developed equipment having compact and low profile design which enables the machine move under the fuselage of wide body aircraft for push out and dock-in operations. It can also be adopted for towing heavy duty trailers. 3 variants of ATT are available to pull the aircraft weighing upto 300 tons. An ATT with inbuilt 40 KVA, GPU is specifically designed and developed for military applications.
Automatic Weapon Loader (AWL):
Automatic Weapon Loader is manufactured by BEML for the use of Indian Air force. This versatile design can even be used for towing of small aircrafts on tarmac. AWL has a maximum lifting capacity of 1000 Kg.
Crash Fire Tender (CFT):
The Crash Fire Tender is used for extinguishing fire in the event of air-crash. The CFT is designed with special features required for emergency applications. The CFT vehicle is provided with centralized tyre inflation / deflation system inside the cabin which enables inflation / deflation of tyres depending on terrain conditions.
The jig used for assembly of the wing slat for SU 30 was manufactured at BEML. This jig is one of the complicated jigs of the SU 30 aircraft structure building. The jig has been successfully commissioned and proven at HAL, Nasik Division. The jig is 5200mm in length, 2000 mm in height and 1100mm in width. The Jig has 12 locators on top, 12 locators in bottom and 6 E-locators. The manufacture of jigs involved conventional machining operations, CNC milling and accurate jig setting.
BEML being a pioneer in manufacturing of transmission assemblies, final drive and hydraulic systems for earth moving equipments, has the core competence of gear manufacturing and precision hydraulic assembly. The variety of machinery and skill sets available in this domain as paved way for BEML Aerospace manufacturing division to manufacture gears for helicopter requirements. Currently, Aerospace Manufacturing Division has taken up manufacture of gears for Advanced Light Helicopter, Cheetha and Chetak helicopters of HAL, India. A dedicated facility for aerospace gear box manufacturing is being set up and will be commissioned by year 2012.
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Aerospace Manufacturing Division