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Jamshedpur, July 12 : Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) NML signed an MoU with Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) MoU on Thursday. The MoU was signed in presence of Pradeep Singh Kharola, secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi for utilising NML�s laboratory facility and technical expertise for aircraft accident /incident Investigation and training of investigators.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Indranil Chattoraj, director, CSIR-NML and Arvindo Handa, director general, AAIB. This MoU will be valid for five years and will provide opportunities to the scientists of CSIR-NML to carry out Research and Development activities on aviation related problems.
The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) is a division of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India which investigates aircraft accidents and incidents in India. Earlier, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducted investigations and gave information to the investigations established by the Court of Inquiry and the Committee Inquiry. A separate investigative agency was established to comply with the Standards And Recommended Practices (SARPs) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
The National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur is the third in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) family of 38 laboratories. The laboratory was formally inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on the November 26, 1950 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.