India’s aviation academy partners with Airbus to train drone pilots


MUMBAI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — India’s leading aviation training academy Flytech Aviation Academy will partner with European multinational aerospace company Airbus to train drone pilots in the Asian country, according to media reports on Wednesday.

The cooperation on Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) training will be carried out in line with a memorandum of understanding signed between the two sides at India’s premier aerospace and defense exhibition Aero India this year.

The three-day biennial event Aero India 2021 kicked off in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru on Wednesday.

“Under this partnership, Flytech Aviation and Airbus will combine their efforts in developing the drone ecosystem in the country,” said Captain Mamatha, chief executive officer and chief flying instructor at the Hyderabad-based Flytech Aviation Academy.

According to Indian government’s estimates, there are 40,000 drones currently in India and the number is expected to rise to one million in five years, with about 500,000 drone pilots in need. Enditem


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