Mr. Tribikram Mohapatra is an aerospace professional having more than 40 years of experience in HAL in the manufacturing of Aircraft , UAVs, Space Launch Vehicles, Satellites and Missiles. He has to his credit major projects like Space Project for Manufacturing of PSLV, GSLV MK-II and MK-III, INSAT and IRS satellites of ISRO and Prithvi Missiles for DRDO at HAL, Indigenous manufacturing of Hawk AJT, Pilotless Target Aircraft project, Jaguar Strike and Trainer Aircraft projects among others.
He has also played a major role in the development of welding technology for the manufacturing of cryogenic propellant tanks of GSLV MK-II and MK-III and indigenous technology for Manufacturing of Transparencies for Wind Screens, Canopy of Hawk and Multi optical Projection System for testing of transparencies in collaboration with IISC, Bangalore.
In recognition to his contribution to indigenisation, contribution to aerospace manufacturing and techno-managerial capability, Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers awarded him the prestigious ‘Anweshak Award’ during 2012.
His role as General Manager, Aerospace Division, HAL, bagged the division the Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to aerospace manufacturing from Society of Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers, Trivandrum. Further, during his tenure as General Manager of Aircraft Division, HAL, the Division bagged the Chairman’s ‘Best Division’ award consecutively two years during 2012 and 2013, for excellence in the performance.
As the Advisor-Skill development in HAL, he has played major role in initiatives like formation of the Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council, set up Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing ,Skill Development Centre set up jointly by HAL and IISc, adoption of Industrial Training Institutes under CSR,change in the Apprentice training by introducing the dual Apprentice training system. In recognition of these initiatives, HAL was awarded the ASSOCHAM award under ‘Skilling India’ and Prime Minister’s recognition for Apprentice Training.
His association with IndiaWelds as a mentor is an asset that will help realise the vision of IndiaWelds to make technology adoption easy!