Redbird Flight Training Academy has joined hands with Airbus to provide type-rating training to its students who are aspiring to become commercial pilots for the A320 aircraft in the region.
As per the contract, Airbus will deliver the Jet Orientation Course (JOC) and Multi-crew Cockpit Co-operation (MCC) – theory and Full Flight Simulator (FFS) sessions to the students. The training will be provided by Airbus-approved instructors at the Airbus India Training Centre (AITC) in Gurugram, starting August 29.
“This merged platform for quality training has been created to continue celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ wherein Redbird empowers all future aviators to attain their full potential and ensure a strong future – it is a testament to our commitment to train “Safest and the Best Pilots” for Indian aviation,” said Chairman Redbird, Major Manjit Rajain.
“According to Airbus Global Market Forecast 2022, India will need additional 34,000 pilots over the next 20 years. Our training centre already offers comprehensive and highly customised training programmes for pilots, maintenance crew and engineers. This partnership with Redbird is another step forward in building resilient and skilled professionals that will help address the growing demand for pilots in the region,” said Head of Customer Accounts, Airbus India and South Asia, Edward Delahaye.
Students holding Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with a valid medical certificate will be eligible to enroll for the course that will run for a period of 60 days. Candidates will be awarded a certificate from Airbus upon completion of the course.