Mumbai: India’s civil aviation authority, DGCA, has approved a Flight Simulation Technique Centre (FSTC) as a training organisation for the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 NG family of airplanes.
The move has been termed a significant achievement for FSTC, which is a joint venture company with SIM Industries BV, Netherlands, a Lockheed Martin Company.
The company has the latest Airbus 320 and Boeing 737-800 full flight simulators located at its modern training facility in Gurgaon.
Unlike most simulator training facilities that are owned and run by airlines or aircraft manufacturers, FSTC was promoted and set up as an independent training facility by a team of experienced airline pilots.
With commercial aviation poised to grow in double digits in the coming years, the availability of top quality training facility in India is the need of the hour.
The company said the facility also marks the beginning of foreign airlines looking to India as a viable destination to send their pilots for training.
10/07/13 Business Line