NEW YORK (December 1, 2017) –FlightSafety International has received CAR 147 approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India for training provided through a cooperative agreement with Deccan Charters. Training will be offered at Deccan’s facility located at the Jakkur Airfield in Bangalore.
Training is scheduled to begin this month. It will include a wide variety of courses for Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop, turbofan and turboshaft engines, and auxiliary power units. Avionics and airframe courses for Cessna, King Air, and Sikorsky aircraft will be added in the future.
“Approval of FlightSafety’s maintenance training by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India demonstrates our proven ability to deliver the highest quality courses that meet or exceed regulatory requirements,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “We are pleased to work with Deccan to provide aircraft maintenance technicians based in India and the surrounding region with a broad range of training at their facility in Bangalore.”
“This is a significant development for the aviation industry in India as it provides access to FlightSafety’s high quality courses and advanced technology training systems.” said Sanjay Saihgal CEO, Deccan Charters. “This is also in line with the recently announced Government initiative of skill development, to make aviation integral to infrastructure development and economic growth and reflects the potential growth of corporate and regional aviation in India and the surrounding countries.”
Deccan’s state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced technology training systems that include a FlightSafety Graphical Flight-deck Simulator for instructor led and self-paced learning. The training programs will offer in-depth classroom and hands-on instruction designed to develop, expand and refine proficiency. Technicians will benefit from highly effective training that supports their efforts to maintain aircraft to the highest standards.
Deccan Charters, one of India’s leading General Aviation Services Companies, provides a suite of solutions ranging from Aircraft Maintenance to Management, Aviation Training and Air Charter Services. Deccan maintains over 50 aircraft from 15 locations, giving it the largest geographical footprint among general aviation companies in the country. It houses various aircraft component overhaul facilities that serve airlines and aircraft operators. Deccan also operates a fleet of owned and managed aircraft and offers a business aircraft membership program along with corporate, air-ambulance, offshore and aerial survey charters. Deccan has also recently been selected under the Government of India’s ambitious Regional Connectivity Initiative to provide scheduled commuter services to connect the hereto-unconnected airports to the national aviation map.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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