Attended by 152 personnel from 28 locations

A “Maintenance Conference 2019” was held at HQ South Western Air Command, Gandhinagar attended by personnel from various locations. The conference was conducted through video conference portal of Air Force Network (AFNET), which was attended by 152 personnel from 28 locations, continuing the initiative towards Digital India.

This conference is held annually by SWAC to ensure the IAF’s maintenance philosophy gets fine tuned to meet operational preparedness after brainstorming key maintenance issues for management of various assets held by the force.

The conference was inaugurated by Air Marshal HS Arora AVSM ADC Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SWAC, where he emphasized continuation of video portal based interactions by HQ SWAC, without physical movement of personnel. The facility thereby cutting costs and saving man hours. He appreciated good maintenance initiative in the recent past and emphasized on the need of correct maintenance safety practices for increasing operational potential of the IAF.

The conference involved video interaction of Chief Engineering Officers, Chief Technical Officers, Commanding Officers and Senior Logistics Officers and included talks by Guest Speakers from Air HQ on issues affecting HR availability, training and maintenance of assets at bases under HQ SWAC Area of Responsibility (AOR) including aircraft, guided weapon, radar, navigational aids and associated ground support systems.

A Compendium of Innovations was also released by Air Marshal HS Arora during the conference, towards enabling Make in India a success.  It includes 39 innovations carried out in units under SWAC.  This was a follow up of Seminar on Innovations & Indigenization conducted by HQ SWAC on 12 Jul 19 at Air Force Station Vadodara.

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