Aviation academy to come up at Begumpet airport

Aviation academy to come up at Begumpet airport
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The State government has entered into an agreement with Aero Campus Aquitaine of Bordeaux Metropole of France to set up an Aviation academy to train candidates in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and develop local aviation and aerospace talent.

Hyderabad: The State government has entered into an agreement with Aero Campus Aquitaine of Bordeaux Metropole of France to set up an Aviation academy to train candidates in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and develop local aviation and aerospace talent.

  • State government enters into an agreement with Jerome Verschave of Aero Campus Aquitaine and Anna Raimat of Bordequx
    Metropole.
  • It is aimed at train candidates in maintenance, repair and overhaul and develop local aviation and aerospacetalen

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Saturday at the India Aviation Show 2016 in the presence of Industries Minister Jupally Krishna Rao between Industries Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar and Jerome Verschave of Aero Campus Aquitaine and Anna Raimat of Bordequx Metropole.

"Our aim is to train at least 1,000 students a year in aerospace and related areas. We want this Aero Campus to give maximum preference to students Telangana State. The courses will be of various durations from few weeks to one year. We will take 300 students in the first batch to begin with. And subsequently this number will go up to 1,500 to 2,000," said Krishna Rao.

The academy will come up at Begumpet Airport. "We got location commitment from authorities. Now we will initiate and work to get necessary DGCA and government clearances. It will be India's first such training academy in aerospace industry. We would like to focus on MRO technology training," according to Arvind Kumar. "We will also provide accommodation to rural students. These courses will have residential facilities. All these are paid courses. The lower courses will be subsided by the government," he added.

The academy would be tailored to the needs of the Aviation industry, Arvind Kumar said. He further said the startups in the sector would also be encouraged. Aero Campus Aquitaine has presence in Turkey, Malaysia and many other countries and they are world leaders in their area.

The Aerocampus Aquitaine aims to offer comprehensive training for professional skills in defence and aerospace industry with EASA certification. Established with an investment of outlay of 26 million Euros, the centre in France is catering to the professional skill training for the pilots and technicians. Aerocampus Aquitaine director Jerome Verschave said the aerospace industry would see a huge spurt in business over the next decade with creation of one million pilots and technicians.

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