No Shortage of Pilots in India
There is no shortage of pilots in India. There is, however, a shortage of Type-rated Commanders/PIC (Pilot-in-command) on certain types of aircraft and the same is being managed by utilising foreign pilots by issuing Foreign Aircrew Temporary Authorization (FATA). Presently, there are 82 FATA holders in India.
Foreign pilots are issued Foreign Aircrew Temporary Authorization (FATA) under the provisions of Rule 45 of Aircraft Rules, 1937 & CAR Section 7, Series G, Part II. FATA is not issued to foreign license holders above the age of 65 years in conformity with Rule 28A of Aircraft Rules, 1937, and is further restricted to any lower age limit prescribed by the license-issuing contracting State.
There are 34 DGCA-approved Flying Training Organizations (FTO) in India operating on 52 bases that provide aircraft flying training to obtain CPL (Commercial Pilot License). The list of FTOs is in Annexure I.
There are 07 Approved Training Organizations (ATO) that provide type-specific aircraft training to Pilots. List of ATOs is at Annexure II.
Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU), India’s only aviation university has been established at Amethi, Uttar Pradesh (UP) under an Act of Parliament.
LIST OF DGCA-APPROVED FLYING TRAINING ORGANISATIONS
|S No||State||Name||Address||Additional bases|
|Bihar||Bihar Flying Institute||PatnaAirport, Patna|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd.,||AAA Hangar, Old Terminal Airport, Ahmedabad, Gujarat|
|Gujarat||Gujarat Flying Club,||Vadodara Airport, Gujarat|
|Haryana||Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation||Civil Aerodrome, Kunjpura Road, Karnal, Haryana.||Hisar, HaryanaPinjore, Haryana|
|Haryana||FSTC Flying School Private Ltd||Chaudhary Bansi Lal Airport, Bhiwani, Haryana||Narnaul, Haryana|
|Jharkhand||Alchemist AviationPvt.Ltd.||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand|
|Madhya Pradesh||ChimesAviationAcademy,||Sagar, Madhya Pradesh|
|Madhya Pradesh||MadhyaPradeshFlyingClub, Indore||DeviAhilyabaiHolkarAirport,CivilAerodrome,BijasanRoad,Indore, Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.|
|Madhya Pradesh||Sha-ShibFlyingAcademy,||Guna, Madhya Pradesh|
|Maharashtra||AcademyofCarverAviation,||BaramatiAirport, Baramati, Maharashtra|
|Maharashtra||BlueRayAviation||BRAPLHangar, OsmanabadAirport, Maharashtra||Mahesana, Gujarat|
|Maharashtra||NagpurFlyingClub||Office of the Divisional Commissioner, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra.|
|Maharashtra||RedbirdFlightTrainingAcademyPvt.Ltd.||Baramati Airport, Baramati, Maharashtra||Seoni, Madhya PradeshLilabari, AssamKalaburagi, Karnataka|
|Maharashtra||SVKMNMIMSAcademyofAviation||Campus-Babulde, Shirpur, Dist.Dhule, Maharashtra|
|Maharashtra||SKYNEX Aero Pvt. Ltd.||Jalgaon Airport, Jalgaon, Maharashtra|
|Maharashtra||TheBombayFlyingClub,||JuhuAirport,Santacruz(W), Mumbai, Maharashtra||Mumbai, MaharashtraDhule, Maharashtra|
|Odisha||Govt.AviationTrainingInstitute,||DirectorateofAviation,Orissa,CivilAerodrome,Bhubaneshwar, Odisha||Birasal, Odisha|
|Punjab||PatialaAviationClub||Patiala, Punjab||Amritsar, Punjab|
|Rajasthan||BanasthaliVidyapithGlidingFlyingClub||Banasthali, Dist.Tonk, Rajasthan|
|Telangana||Asia Pacific FlightTrainingAcadsemyLtd.||GMR HIAL Airport, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana (2013)||Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, Telangana (2015) Kalaburagi Airport, Karnataka (2021)|
|Telangana||FlytechAviation Academy,||A1-Kauser, PlotNo.295, RoadNo.10, WestMaredpally.Secunderabad. Telangana||Nadirgul, TelanganaNagarjunSagar, Andhra Pradesh|
|Telangana||TelanganaStateAviationAcademy,||Andhra Pradesh, old airport, Hyderabad, Telangana|
|Telangana||WingsAviationPvt.Ltd.,||1-11-256/B, PlotNo.108, AdjacentAirportRoad,Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana|
|Uttar Pradesh||AmbitionsFlyingClubPvt.Ltd||Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh|
|Uttar Pradesh||ChetakAviation||MS-10, NH-91, AligarhAirstrip, DhanipurAligarh, Uttar Pradesh|
|Uttar Pradesh||FalconAviationAcademy||Ayodhya, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. (Non-operational) (2013)||Rewa, Madhya Pradesh (2019)|
|Uttar Pradesh||GargAviationLtd.UP||HangarNo.3dhule,CivilAerodrome,Cantt.Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Uttar Pradesh||IndiraGandhiRashtriyaUdanAkademy||Fursatganj, Dist.Raebareilly, Uttar Pradesh||Gondia, Maharashtra|
|Uttar Pradesh||PioneerFlyingAcademyPvt.Ltd||MS-10, NH-91, DhanipurAirport, PostPanethi, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh|
|Uttar Pradesh||Saraswati Aviation Academy||Sultanpur, Amhat Airfield, Uttar Pradesh|
Source: Directorate General of Civil Aviation
LIST OF APPROVED TRAINING ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA FOR IMPARTING TYPE-SPECIFIC AIRCRAFT TRAINING
|1||FSTC India Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon and Hyderabad|
|2||CSTPL, Greater Noida|
|3||AGIPL (Airbus India), Gurgaon|
|4||CTE, AIR INDIA, Mumbai, Hyderabad, New Delhi|
|6||AAG Centre for Aviation Training, Chennai|
|7||HATS-OFF Helicopter Training Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru|
Source: Directorate General of Civil Aviation
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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