Jayasuriya Aero: Aiming to be World Leader in Supply of Airworthy Standard Parts
Indian aerospace sector is witnessing significant action these days. Many industrialists have realized the potential of growth in the area and launched projects to supply state-of-the-art products. Tamil Nadu-based Jayasuriya Aero Pvt. Ltd. is one among these firms. The Company’s Founder CEO & Managing Director Mr S Kalai Arasu, an Ex-Warrior of Indian Air Force from 7/82 Entry, reveals more about its functioning.
Could you briefly describe the product portfolio of Jayasuriya Aero Pvt. Ltd.?
We manufacture and supply Machined & Sheet Metal Parts, Expendables and Airworthy Standard Parts & Fasteners of various International standards to support many Aviation, Space and Defence industries in India. Our company has indigenized over 150 series of parts which cover more than 15,000 individual parts numbers and has obtained approvals from CEMILAC, DRDO to use on various airborne platforms.
The company has earned many accreditations. Tell us about them.
The manufacturing unit of Jayasuriya Aero is based at Vengadmangalam, Ponmar in Chennai. Ours is an AS9100D Certified & NABL Accredited company which is one of the leaders in the design & development of airworthy products in India. Our company is also certified by CEMILAC, DRDO for Design and Development of Standard Parts, Expendables, LRUs and Machined components and Sheet Metal Parts for aerospace applications.
What are all the manufacturing and testing facilities you have?
We have complete modern infrastructure and possess entire In-house state-of-art manufacturing facilities including Special process like Heat Treatment, Chemical Processing, NDT i.e. MPI, FPI, EDDY current, Salt Spray, Micro/Macro, Mechanical and other NABL accredited testing facilities.
Who are the major clients and projects of Jayasuriya Aero ?
HAL, ISRO, IAF, Aeronautical Development Agency, various DRDO labs like RCI, DRDL, SPIC, CVRDE etc., BrahMos, CSIR- India, Bharat Electronics, Bharat Dynamics Ltd., Indian Navy, BHEL, L&T Defence and Aerospace and many others have been sourcing various critical parts and components from us. Our products are being used in various aircrafts and helicopters such as LCA, IJT, SU 30, ALH, LCH, LUH, Jaguar, Cheetah / Chetak, HTT 40. We supply and support various missiles and systems including BrahMos and launch vehicles of ISRO including ‘Chandrayaan’ and the human space programme ‘Gaganyaan’.
Tell us how the Company turned to manufacturing parts for the aerospace industry.
We have recently inaugurated our Unit- II for our manufacturing activities in Chennai. But our Company started its operations back in 2002, in a tiny garage-like place with a single equipment. It was earlier known as Shri Jayasuriya Enterprise. Initially, the firm manufactured automobile parts and after a few years, an opportunity presented itself before us to produce for aerospace parts. Gradually, Jayasuriya started specializing in various critical and non-critical components, Titanium standard parts and airworthy fasteners with various types of aerospace grade raw materials for the Indian aviation industries and defence forces. This has also led us to develop some indigenous parts for locking systems for helicopter cowlings and aircraft panels like hook latches, trigger locks, spring hinges and LRUs.
Could you please briefly tell us about your potentials?
Though this company was founded by me, my core strength is my staff. Each of them is so dedicated, loyal and carries out the entire responsibilities given in order to satisfy each and every customer. We do not compromise on quality and schedule irrespective of the huge volume for mass production for ongoing projects or very meagre quantities for MRO activities. We provide one-stop solutions for our customers as the entire manufacturing, testing and quality assurance activities are carried out under one umbrella with state-of-the-art facilities. For many years, we have been continuing an excellent relationship and tie-ups with many overseas OEMs for supply of critical Aerospace Grade materials which are rare to get on time. Presently, many design and development activities related to LRUs and components for hydraulics systems are in the pipeline for rotary and fixed wing aircrafts.
Could you mention some of the major awards won by the company?
One honour bestowed on Jayasuriya Aero was the ‘Best Import Subtitution Award 2018’ instituted by AIDAT (Aerospace Industries Development Association of Tamil Nadu) in the presence of Mr S Christopher, former Chairman, DRDO during the annual day function in Chennai.
Moreover, Dr A S Kiran Kumar, the then Chairman of ISRO, and Secretary, Department of Space, presented the ‘Award for Excellence in Indigenisation of Aerospace Standard Parts’ to Jayasuriya Aero during the SIATI silver jubilee celebrations in December, 2016.
What is your vision?
Our business is growing consistently and our present turnover is approximately INR 250 million. Based on the international market trends, various domestic offset programmes and developments in many aviation industries across the globe, we are seriously focusing on reaching a target of INR one billion business turnover by 2025. Our vision is to play a major role and be a leader for supplying Airworthy Standard parts for the entire aviation industries across the globe.