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Hyderabad’s APFT flight academy spreads wings to Gulbarga

Design, Build, Operate, Maintain and Transfer project

Asia Pacific Flight Training (APFT) Academy has inked an agreement with Airport Authority of India (AAI).

HYDERABAD, July 14 (The CONNECT) - Asia Pacific Flight Training (APFT) Academy 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, Gulbarga, Karnataka ,for 25 years.

Hemanth DP, Chief Executive Officer – Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy, and Gnaneswara Rao Airport Director (AAI), Kalaburagi Airport, signed the agreement.

The Academy 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.

Hemanth DP, who has a vast experience of Indian aviation industry stated, that “I am thankful to Airport Authority of India, DGCA and Ministry of Civil Aviation, for facilitating this initiative under the Honorable Prime Minister of India’s ‘Athmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘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 Civil Aviation Minister had stated in Rajya Sabha in September 2020 that India requires 9488 Pilots by 2024-25.

APFT 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.

The Academy provides World Class integrated flying and ground training to aspiring students, enabling them to obtain the Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) – CPL, Multi-Engine Rating (Aeroplane) – MER, Instrument Rating – IR, Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (Aeroplane) – AFIR, Flight Instructor Rating (Aeroplane) – FIR, Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) – PPL.

Asia Pacific website says its fleet consists of Diamond DA-40D single-engine, propeller-driven aircraft built with modern composite materials. This sophisticated aircraft equipped with the latest Electronic Flight Information System, GARMIN 1000 avionics suite, is an ideal learning platform. It facilitates understanding of even the complex commercial Aviation Instrumentation, Navigation, etc. A FADEC system similar to those in Jets, combined with advanced Avionics, provides a training experience unmatched by any other piston engine aircraft. It can achieve 135 horsepower for a cruise speed of 145 knots and has a range of more than 700 nautical miles.

Trainees get an exquisite exposure to various aspects of Glass-cockpit on this airplane to be proficient enough for multi-engine, more sophisticated and big Airline jets.

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