Hyderabad: Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy (APFTA) Limited has recently entered into an agreement with Airport Authority of India (AAI) for establishing a Flight Training Organization (FTO) on Design, Build, Operate, Maintain and Transfer (DBOMT) basis at Kalaburagi Airport in Karnataka for 25 years.
This is in line with the vision of APFTA to produce the best well rounded aviation professionals with the highest standards of integrity, safety, discipline and professionalism.
APFTA Limited is a DGCA approved FTO, based at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) & Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad and has been established to provide World-Class Pilot Training to aspiring Cadets.
The Agreement was signed by M Hemanth DP, Chief Executive Officer – Asia Pacific Flight Training & Mr Gnaneswara Rao Airport Director (AAI), Kalaburagi Airport, a release here said on Tuesday.
On this occasion, Mr Hemanth who has a vast experience of Indian Aviation Industry stated, that “I am thankful to Airport Authority of India, DGCA & Ministry of Civil Aviation, for facilitating this initiative under Prime Minister of India’s ‘Athmanirbhar Bharat’ & ‘Make in India’ vision in Pilot Training.
India is expected to be the third largest Aviation market in the world by 2025 and there is a huge requirement for well-trained pilots in India.
Civil AviationMinister Hardeep Singh Puri stated in Rajya Sabha in September 2020 that India requires 9488 Pilots by 2024-25. Hence, the government is fully committed to the urgent need to upgrade the Flight Training infrastructure to meet the growing demand, he said.