Civil Aviation ministry has launched Asia's first greenfield training facility being set up by EU aviation major Airbus.
Airbus India Training Centre will support India's need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers.
India's rapidly growing passenger aircraft fleet will be matched by adequate availability of skilled engineers and pilots for maintenance.
The centre will be constructed over an area of 7,000 square metres. Once completed, the facility will have two A320 full flight stimulators.
The centre is expected to train 800 pilots and 200 service and maintenance engineers.
Airbus currently has more than 250 aircrafts in service in India and state carrier Indian Airlines has placed an order for more.
Country's rapidly growing fleet of passenger aircrafts may be matched by supply chain ensuring availability of maintenance engineers and skilled pilots.Domestic Aviation Market in India: Know More
- India is one of the fastest growing domestic aviation markets across the globe.
- The market is expected to grow at over 9 per cent, year-on-year for the next two decades.
- This growth rate would be far greater than the world average of 4.6 per cent.
- The number of per capita trips is expected to grow 4-fold in the next 20 years, boosted by improving economic and demographic factors.
- As per the estimates, Airbus sees a demand for more than 1,500 new aircraft and the accompanying need for close to 25,000 new pilots and maintenance engineers in the next 20 years.