AEPL, Karwar facility has a total area of 12000 m2 with 3628 m2 as covered built up area in five separate but co-located buildings. This facility is protected with CCTV, biometrics, high barbed wire fence and manned guards and has been specifically developed for ROH of all aircraft components and to support production of offset ventures.
The work space is divided into four separate buildings viz administration, electrical and electronics workshop, mechanical workshop and machine shop and is equipped with uninterrupted power supply with adequate captive 50 Hz power. The fifth building houses the administrative support systems namely water supply, effluent treatment and firefighting system.
This is a state of art facility designed, constructed and developed for effective administration. This block is completely self-sufficient with offices for top executives, mid-level executives, supervisors, workers, training rooms, board room, cafeteria and suitably done up guest rooms.
AEPL, Karwar is equipped with 400 KVA + 100 KVA Captive Power Plant, Training Room with Overhead Projection System, State of art conference and Guest rooms.
Electrical and Electronic Workshop.
There a work space of 1352 m2 distributed over levels. Un-interrupted and adequate power supply is available to meet all the envisaged requirements. A lift between the ground level and first floor has been provided for ensuring smooth movement of equipment.
The lower level (ground floor) has an area of 750 m2 and has been earmarked for heavy electrical work on generators, alternators and actuators. This area has a 2.5 ton gantry running across the entire length of the building.
Adequate inbuilt offices for the floor manager, supervisors and technicians are available along with space for running spares. These offices are equipped with environmental controlled systems and provided with adequate illumination.
The upper level has been specifically designed and constructed to support ROH of hi-end electronics and EW systems. This facility can be easily upgraded to include ROH / assembly of laser and IR systems as well.
The entire level has anti-static flooring, dust proofing and air-conditioned to cater for sensitive electronic systems. There is adequate space to install calibration and ROH facility of INGPS/TOTEM Inertial Navigation Systems in addition to the complete avionics of the aircraft.
Adequate office and storage space is readily available for stocking of spares for supply to customers and / or for use in ROH. Requirement of any special power supply will be met by AEPL.
Mechanical Workshop with 10-Ton Gantry crane
This workshop has a useful floor area of 1038 m2. The facility can be utilised for repair and overhaul of all mechanical, hydraulic, under carriage and fuel aggregates / components.
This workshop has enough space for separate work spaces and bays to be created. There is a 10-ton gantry running along the entire length of the workshop. The workshop also has adequate office and storage space.
This workshop has a useful floor area of 626 m2. The facility can be utilised for manufacturing, machining, reclamation of metal, electroplating and other routine tasks that require machining. The workshop is in two parts with one having equipment required for machining and engineering jobs and equipped with 5 ton gantry crane.
There is adequate space in this area to install more machines that can be used for manufacture or machining of components. The other section has 16 ton gantry running across the width of the workshop.
With little renovation this area can be used for reconditioning of under carriages and heavy airframe items. Pictures of this facility are placed bellow.
Receipt and Despatch Area.
The facility in Karwar has a dedicated receipt and despatch area with arrangements for high pressure washing of the items that come in if the situation demands. This area has a dedicated overhead gantry of 10-ton capacity. The R&D Area has a dedicated parking space to load / off-load heavy duty vehicles and an office to monitor the movement of items to and from the facility.
Effluent Treatment Plant.
The Karwar facility has an effluent treatment plant as mandated by the Govt pollution directives. This will facilitate handling of all the hydrocarbons that are necessary for ROH and manufacture of components.