NRI to establish aviation academy in Pune
The academy, a joint venture project, would conduct short term courses approved by Director Gen of Civil Aviation.india Updated: Feb 13, 2006 16:25 IST
The NRI heading a Canadian company is planning to set up an aviation academy in India to train pilots, maintenance of engineers and technicians to meet shortage of skilled personnel in the expanding aviation industry.
The academy, a joint venture project, would conduct short term courses approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Transport Canada to train pilots and ground staff, Hemant H Shah, Managing Director of Cubex India, a Winnipeg-based company, said on Monday.
Shah, who plans to invest $1 million into the venture said pilots would be trained for six months in Winnipeg, Canada where they would get 250 hours of flying experience, and receive ground training in Pune.
On completion of training, the pilots would obtain the commercial pilot license to fly two-engine small aircrafts.
The academy would also provide training with the help of licensed Canadian instructors in the areas of customer service such as ground handling, security, reservations, ticketing and airport management.
The training would be of international standards with emphasis on special training, Shah added.
Addressing the need for such ventures, Shah quoted a study conducted by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation projects which estimated an additional 3200 jobs for pilots besides over 100,000 jobs for ground and maintenance staff.
First Published: Feb 13, 2006 13:50 IST