July 13, 2024

New Global Pilot Training Alliance for India

Against the backdrop of exponential growth in the Indian Aviation sector and a looming shortage of commercial pilots to fly current & future fleets, the global aviation education & training group – Airways Aviation – has announced the coming together of a new strategic alliance with India’s Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited (APFT).

The Dubai headquartered Airways Aviation & Hyderabad based Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited (APFT) today signed a new strategic partnership deal that will provide prospective Indian students & Airline cadets access to a new and innovative Pilot Pathway Program from May 2023.

Pilots are at the very heart of the aviation industry and the Indian government, regulators and airline operators are increasingly confronted with the importance & necessity around investing into developing an ongoing pipeline of well trained and properly qualified airline pilots along with many other categories of aviation industry professionals. 

 “It is great to visit Hyderabad again and I am very impressed at the progress being made. India is on the move and notwithstanding some of the challenges, the improvements and growth are evident every time I visit. Hyderabad is undoubtedly one of the country’s best known aviation locations and hosts a number of renowned aviation industry players including our new alliance partner Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited “says Romy Hawatt – Airways Aviation Group – Founder & Chairman

“Locating the right resourced and ready to go, local partner is and essential component to the success of any venture in a vast territory like India and on balance, with APFT, we feel we have found the right organization to grow and develop our strategic plans with. The new Airways Aviation offices will be located at the GMR AERO TOWERS within the Hyderabad Aero City Economic zone and we plan to start delivering our bespoke Pilot Foundation program to prospective aviators from  May 2023” adds Romy Hawatt.

“APFT have been actively seeking out the worlds best aviation training operators and adapting the best international standards and practices consistent with the Indian DGCA requirements & regulations and among the many pilot training organizations out there only a handful can be considered world class. The triple A rated, Airways Aviation Group have trained well over 8,000 pilots, have the largest global footprint of any privately owned aviation academy and also have one of the world’s largest privately owned training fleets of aircraft. In partnership with the Airways Aviation Group, APFT believe we will be able to not only help meet the demand for highly trained & qualified Indian pilots but to also help enhance the standard of training, fleet & facilities thus assisting India attaining her coveted goal of becoming a world class aviation training hub” says Mr. Hemanth D.P., CEO of APFT, an industry veteran and former Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Operating Officer at GMR Airports.  

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