Airbus to set up second pilot training centre in India

March 14th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) Airbus has signed an agreement with CAE Simulator Training to set up a second pilot and maintenance crew training centre in India.

The centre, to be located in Noida near New Delhi, will train 5,000 pilots and crew annually.

The agreement was signed Wednesday on the first day of India Aviation 2012, the international conference and exhibition on civil aviation.

CAE Simulator Training is a joint venture between InterGlobe and Canada’s flight simulator company CAE.

The centre will be fully operational by 2013 and will have a capacity to train up to 5,000 crews annually, making it one of the biggest training facilities of its type in the region.

The new facility will be in addition to to the Airbus Training India centre (ATI) which was opened in Bangalore in 2007.

“India is a strategically important market and we strategic partnership like the new training centre will help India’s aviation sector to grow and to prosper,” said Kiran Rao, Airbus Executive Vice President, sales, and President, Airbus India.

“We are confident that in due course this facility will emerge as a centre of excellence for not just India but South Asia offering access to world-class training technology and solutions to commercial aviation industry,” said Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director, InterGlobe.

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