Anticipating the need for 25,000 new pilots in the next 20 years, Airbus builds training center in India
NCR, India - Airbus forecast a need for more than 25,000 new pilots in India over the next 20 years to keep pace with the current double-digit growth in its commercial aviation industry.
The training center incorporates an A320 flight simulator for full-flight simulation, along with programs on aircraft procedure training, computer-based classroom training, and standard pilot transition training, including an ‘Upgrade to Command’ course aimed at improving skills and maturity of co-pilots as they transition to commandership.
The facility will complement Airbus India’s training center in Bengaluru which has trained more than 4,500 maintenance engineers since its inception in 2007.
“The new training centre in India is part of our worldwide development plan to address the growing demand for pilots. Over 500,000 new pilots will be required worldwide over the next 20 years. Our increasing footprint also aims at providing service closer to airline customers.” Michael Chemouny, Head of Training Services, Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
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