Pilot training programme at Bajpe airport

Mangalore:Kingfisher Airlines will utilise Bajpe airport of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for its pilot training activity from January 7. Initially, it will press into service an ATR aircraft and later an Airbus 320 for the training.
The training will fetch revenue to the AAI as for every landing and take off the airline has to pay a fee to the authority, the sources said.
It will also become the first airline to start pilot training activity here.
Two runways at the airport have come in handy for taking up pilot training activities, the sources said.
Another private company has planned to utilise the airport here as the base to operate its helicopter for a study to find out oil reserves in the Arabian Sea, according to sources.
The sources told The Hindu that the company would take up the study (oil rig operations) under the new exploration licensing policy of the Union Government.
04/01/07 The Hindu/konkaniworld, United Arab Emirates

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