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Both the military and civil aviation sectors in India comprise of foreign aircraft, designed, developed and manufactured by foreign OEMs. To modify these platforms to suit Indian requirements or integrate an indigenous sub system involves lengthy and expensive experimentation process using physical prototypes and time consuming procedures. Besides non reversible modification/ adaptation procedures to evaluate/ integrate subsystems on an old aircraft, expensive platform also suffers the risk of getting damaged during the integration process. The research paper outlines methodology to develop a virtual environment of an aircraft for evaluating modification proposals in an efficient manner thereby saving cost, time and effort. This research work shall facilitate visualisation and immersion into a virtual aircraft along with modification scheme for subjective assessment of functional aspects like ease of operation, interference with the existing design, maintainability and aesthetics along with quantitative evaluation of engineering parameters affecting safety, performance, stability and control of the aircraft as a result of the modification.