Quantcast
Card image cap

Airbus opens first fully owned training facility in India


Airbus announced that it is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers.

According to Airbus, India is the fastest growing domestic aviation market in the world and is expected to continue to grow at an annualised 9.3% over the next 20 years, outpacing the world average of 4.6%. The number of trips per capita in India is expected to quadruple by 2035 due to a combination of economic and demographic factors. 

To cater to this huge demand, Airbus forecasts a requirement for at least 1,600 new passenger and freighter aircraft by 2035. The consequent increase in Indian in-service aircraft fleet will lead to an accompanying need for over 24,000 new pilots and maintenance engineers.   

“India’s rapidly growing passenger aircraft fleet must be matched by adequate availability of skilled pilots and maintenance engineers. Airbus’ pilot and maintenance engineering training center is the type of facility which will help augment the talent pool of such personnel and thus be a force multiplier for the Indian aviation sector, said Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, India‘s Union Minister of Civil Aviation.

“We have only scratched the surface when it comes to the growth of civil aviation in India. This training centre will be the first such facility fully owned by us in Asia. It is a symbol of our enduring partnership with this country,” said Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus.

READ MORE:
 
Airbus is going to modify its impressive staircase on A380 aircraft. The staircase modification together with additional element - wingtips was purposed to decrease the costs and improve fuel efficiency.
 

The almost 7000 m2 Airbus India Training Centre will be built in a modular concept in order to become operational by end-2018 with two A320 full flight simulators, increasing to four and potentially to six simulators in due course. It will start with an initial capacity to train over 800 pilots and 200 maintenance engineers annually.

The centre will cater primarily to Airbus operators in India and the region. Airbus has more than 250 aircraft in service in India and over 570 are on order by Indian airlines.


Follow AeroTime on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with aviation news!

Similar news
Heavy turbulence leaves United passengers hospitalized
Civil Aviation
Heavy turbulence leaves United passengers hospitalized

An outbreak of severe turbulence left 10 passengers of united Airlines Houston-Panama City flight hospitalized. ...

Qatar Airways intends to buy American Airlines 10% stake
Civil Aviation
Qatar Airways intends to buy American Airlines 10% stake

American Airlines have confirmed Qatar Airways, the Gulf country's state-owned airline, had expressed interest in bu...

Zodiac Aerospace aims to resolve delivery issues by end-September
Civil Aviation
Zodiac Aerospace aims to resolve delivery issues by end-September

Zodiac Aerospace aims to have its problems with delays in deliveries and the quality of products fixed in September, bef...

Qatar asks U.N. body to resolve Gulf airspace row
Civil Aviation
Qatar asks U.N. body to resolve Gulf airspace row

Qatar has asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene in an airspace rights' dispute with three Gulf...

Subscription-based airline Surf Air launches in Europe
Civil Aviation
Subscription-based airline Surf Air launches in Europe

US subscription-based airline Surf Air launched in Europe on Friday as it bids to tap into the frequent flyer market, ch...

Nigerian authorities publish report of Associated crash
Civil Aviation
Nigerian authorities publish report of Associated crash

The Nigerian Accident Investigation Bureau has just released its final report regarding the crash of Associated Aviation...

Emirates longs for Latin America, revives longest flight prospect
Civil Aviation
Emirates longs for Latin America, revives longest flight prospect

Emirates revived prospects of the world’s longest flight to Panama, the airline said on April 18, 2018....

What does it mean to be a pilot at TUI?
Civil Aviation
What does it mean to be a pilot at TUI?

AeroTime talked with TUI, the largest leisure, tourism and travel provider to find out – what does it mean to be a...

Delta flight aborted after engine catch fire
Civil Aviation
Delta flight aborted after engine catch fire

An Airbus A330-300 of the U.S.-based Delta Airlines was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing at Hartsfield-...

FAA reduces operability of planes powered with Trent 1000
Civil Aviation
FAA reduces operability of planes powered with Trent 1000

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner powered by the faulty batch of Trent 1000 Package C engines are under tight flight restriction...