The domain of Director (Aircraft) encompasses facilitating airworthiness certification and continued airworthiness certification coverage for fixed wing aircraft both military and transport aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles designed and developed by public sector units, DRDO and private vendors. Further co-ordination with services are also a responsibility of Director (Aircraft). This Directorate is responsible for technical supervision and monitoring of technical activities at these RCMAs and also formulation and implementation of policies related ab-initio aircraft certification, aircraft upgrade programs and life revision activities pertaining to various fleets in Indian defense. In addition to that it also carries out certification activities of certain ab-initio projects like transport aircraft, UAVs. The directorate acts as a direct interface between the user services, designers & Developers and CEMILAC for matters related to aircraft.

Director Aircraft
Shri. Kamesh Goyal Group Director (Aircraft), Scientist ‘G’
Shri. Kamesh Goyal
Director Aircraft, Scientist ‘G’

Shri Kamesh Goyal, Sc ‘G’, Director Aircraft, CEMILAC, Bangalore joined DRDO in the year 1984, During his distinguished service he has served as Regional Director, Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness (Lucknow) and certified various systems for the different fighter aircraft like LCA, ALH, LCH, HJT, Kaveri Engine etc. During his tenure at RCMA (Lucknow), he was responsible for certification of 219 Line Replaceable Units.

Presently, he is serving at CEMILAC, Bangalore as Director Aircraft and is involved in certification of ab-initio projects namely, Rustom-II UAV, SWiFT UAV, LCA (Navy),AMCA, Light Combat Helicopter, Light Utility Helicopter and Transport aircraft SARAS. He is also involved in integration of various Missile & Bombs on various fighter aircraft. Director Aircraft also controls five RCMAs namely RCMA (Aircraft), RCMA (AC-R&D), RCMA (Nasik), RCMA (Kanpur) and RCMA (Lucknow).

He has published four technical papers at international level and seven papers in National level. Shri Kamesh Goyal, Sc ‘G’ has received a number of awards. A few prestigious awards are Agni Award by Ministry of Defence for successful integration of BrahMos Missile on Su 30 MKI aircraft & DRDO performance excellence award for Rustom-II flights.


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Core Competence
  • Airworthiness Certification of Ab-initio Design Development aircraft and its systems
  • Formulation of Polices & Directives
  • System Safety Studies
  • Defect Investigation

RCMAs under Aircraft Directorate:


RCMA (Aircraft):

RCMA (Aircraft) is responsible for providing continued airworthiness certification western/indigenous aircraft programmes including LMC, upgrades, repairs, life revision and integration of external stores.

Contact Details:

Regional Director
O/c HAL, Overhaul Division
Vimanapura Post,
Tel: 080-25222033
Fax: 080-25234368


RCMA (AC-R&D) is responsible for ensuring Airworthiness Certification of ab-initio designed aircraft.

Contact Details:

Regional Director
Marathalli Colony Post,
Tel: 080-25121176
Fax: 080-25233673

RCMA (Nasik):

RCMA (Nasik) is responsible for ensuring Airworthiness Certification of indigenous airborne spares & rotables, life extension, integration of external stores and modifications on Russian origin fighter aircraft operated by IAF.

Contact Details:

Regional Director
RCMA (Nasik)
C/o HAL Nasik Division
Ojhar PO, Nasik-422207
Tel: 0255002750159
Fax: 02550 271 965

RCMA (Kanpur):

RCMA (Kanpur) is responsible for ensuring airworthiness of transport military aircraft.

Contact Details:

Regional Director
RCMA (Kanpur)
Chakeri-Aerodrome PO
Tel: 0512 245 3693
Fax: 0512 2400101

RCMA (Lucknow):

RCMA (Lucknow) is responsible for ensuring Airworthiness Certification of accessories during design, development, production, repair and overhaul.

Contact Details:

Regional Director
RCMA (Lucknow)
C/o HAL Lucknow division
Tel: 052-22350022
Fax: 052-22350022

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