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Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited expands their operations to establish a Flight Training Organization (FTO) at Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) Airport, Karnataka

There is an urgent need to upgrade the Flight Training infrastructure in India.

Hyderabad, Telangana: Asia Pacific Flight Training is a DGCA approved Flight Training Organization, based at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) & Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad and has been established to provide World-Class Pilot Training to aspiring Cadets.

Asia Pacific Flight Training just recently entered into an agreement with Airport Authority of India (AAI) for establishing a Flight Training Organization on Design, Build, Operate, Maintain and Transfer (DBOMT) basis at Kalaburagi Airport, Karnataka for 25 years. This is in line with the vision of Asia Pacific Flight Training to produce the best well rounded aviation professionals with the highest standards of integrity, safety, discipline and professionalism.

The Agreement was signed by Mr. Hemanth DP, Chief Executive Officer – Asia Pacific Flight Training & Mr. Gnaneswara Rao Airport Director (AAI), Kalaburagi Airport, Karnataka.

On this occasion, Mr. Hemanth DP, 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 the Honorable Prime Minister of India’s ‘Athmanirbhar Bharat’ & ‘Make in India’ vision in Pilot Training.

India is expected to be the 3rd largest Aviation market in the world by 2025 and there is a huge requirement for well-trained pilots in India. The Honorable Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. 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.

Once things become normal, aviation sector will boom as more and more people who otherwise confined to home start travelling in huge numbers.

Asia Pacific Flight Training has an excellent placement record of ~97% of its students in all the Indian airlines and General Aviation. It also has the lowest Instructor to Cadet Ratio of 1:<10 and one of the most experienced Flight Instructor teams in India, with Domestic & International experience. This ensures that each Cadet gets the best One-on-One training and exposure, in a busy International Airspace making them ready to step into a Commercial Airline Cockpit with ease

Courses offered by Asia Pacific Flight Training:

  • Commercial Pilot License – Multi Engine / Instrument Rating (CPL-ME/IR)
  • Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR)
  • Foreign Flight License Conversion (FLC)
  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (AFIR)
  • Flight Instructor Rating (FIR)
  • Type Rating (TR)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) Renewal
  • Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) Theory

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