$100 Million for Pilot Training Facility in India

The new pilot training facility will be built by Simaero in the capital New Delhi and will aim to train up to 5000 pilots over the next five years.

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Simaero to open a new branch in New Delhi

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The international flight simulator provider, Simaero, is all set to build a new pilot training facility in India’s New Delhi. The investment for the project is said to be around $100 million. Once up and running, the institute will aim to train more than 5000 pilots in the coming five years.

$100 million will be invested in the new facility

The new facility will focus on creating a training centre and developing a trained local workforce. The work on the infrastructure of the facility has already started, and it is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024. The centre will have “eight full-flight simulators starting with A320 NEO and B737NG aircraft types”. DGCA and EASA-certified devices will be used to train aspiring pilots in comprehensive training sessions. An in-house ATO will also be offered, covering all main pilot recurrent training programmes. The land for the institute is over 4500 square metres.

The centre will have eight full-flight simulators

Simaero States

Talking of the institute, Nicolas Mouté, CEO of Simaero, said, “Our substantial investment in India reflects our confidence in the country’s strong economic foundation and the promising growth of its aviation industry. We are excited to be part of this dynamic market and contribute to its development. Khushbeg Jattana leads the team in India. His qualification, valuable aviation training experience, and knowledge of the Indian market will allow Simaero to offer tailored solutions for airlines.”

Nicolas Mouté, CEO, Simaero

Adding on, Khushbeg Jattana, general manager, Simaero India, stated, “We are committed to bringing top-notch training solutions to India, supporting the growth and operational efficiency of local and regional airlines. Our new training centre in Delhi NCR will set a new standard in aviation training in the region. We are poised to meet the growing needs of the aviation industry in Asia and are committed to enhancing the simulator fleet to meet the sector's needs.”

Khushbeg Jattana, general manager, Simaero India

According to statistics, India currently has around 12000 pilots and will need three times as many in the next 20 years to meet the increasing demand.

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