Airbus has entered right into a 50:50 three way partnership with the Tata-owned Air India to launch a world-class pilot coaching centre in Gurugram, Haryana.
The Tata Airbus Training Centre will supply A320 and A350 flight coaching to some 5, 000 new pilots over 10 years.
The announcement was made at Wings India 2024, Asia’s largest occasion on civil aviation, that started right here Thursday.
Airbus mentioned that the sprawling 3, 300 sq. meter centre might be outfitted with 10 Full Flight Simulators (FFS), flight coaching school rooms and briefing and debriefing rooms as a part of the whole Airbus Flight Training Device setup. The coaching centre is because of be operational beginning early 2025 with the preliminary set up of 4 A320 FFS.
The Tata Airbus Training Centre will supply programs authorised by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Airbus has additionally partnered with GMR Aero Technic to supply Aircraft Maintenance Engineering coaching programs on the latter’s facility in Hyderabad. Airbus will present coaching materials similar to trainee handbooks, examination database, on-line entry to Airbus customised coaching modules and Airbus Competence Training (ACT) Academy media package deal. Airbus will even prepare GMR instructors and supply continuous evaluation of the coaching centre.
“As the fastest expanding aviation market in the world, India will need 41, 000 pilots and 47, 000 technicians in the next 20 years to support this growth. The pilot training centre with Air India and the maintenance training partnership with GMR are a testament to Airbus’ commitment to developing human capital. Airbus is directly investing and operating training capabilities to ensure that the growth of the India aviation industry is accompanied by adequate skilled manpower that is readily available, ” mentioned Remi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia.
The newest bulletins are a part of Airbus’ ambition to develop a holistic ecosystem in India, the place the corporate is increasing its industrial footprint with plane meeting, part manufacturing, engineering design and improvement, MRO help, pilot and upkeep coaching in addition to tutorial collaboration to foster human capital.
Airbus can also be collaborating with the Vadodara-based Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya (GSV), Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, to groom expertise for the Indian aerospace sector.