Haryana to set up private pilot training schools

May 28th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin  

Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) In a bid to cash in on the boom in the civil aviation sector, the Haryana government Wednesday announced plans to set up private flight training academies at four government airstrips in the state. “This will provide more job avenues to the youth in the state,” a government spokesman said here.

Private parties wanting to set up flying academies in the state will have to pay an annual fee of Rs.1 million plus other applicable charges. The airstrips will be offered initially for 10 years.

The spokesman said the government expects that up to 30 aircraft of single or multiple engines would be available for flight training. This will be in addition to the four aircraft of the Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation (HICA) at Hissar.

The airstrips being offered are at Pinjore near Chandigarh, Karnal, Bhiwani and Narnaul.

He said that 20 percent of total seats offered by private flying academies for flying training would be reserved for Haryana residents.

A number of private flying academies have approached the state government with proposals to set up private flying schools.

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