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Air Deccan proposes to open training institute

Air Deccan proposes to open a comprehensive aviation training institute on par with developed countries.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 18:01 IST

Air Deccan proposes to open a comprehensive aviation training institute on par with developed countries.

Seventy per cent of the countries pilots and engineers are being trained abroad, India needs to produce its own pilots, engineers and technicians to run its vast aviation industry, Air Deccan Managing Director Gopinath Reddy told reporters on Saturday.

Air Deccan touches 55 destinations in the country.

Gopinath appealed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy to provide a 25 acre plot to Air Deccan to establish its training institute as well running the hospitality industry at the new Shamshabad National Airport near Hyderabad.

Reddy accompanied by Union Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport KH Muniyappa and some cabinet colleagues flew in here on Air Deccan inaugural flight assured the airline to extent all possible help in its venture to provide air connectivity to smaller towns and cities.

Gopinath said soon the airlines will connect some important towns like Karimnagar, Khammam, Kadappa, Nellore and other two places which were yet to be decided with the state capital.