Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Telangana eyes land at Begumpet airport to set up Aero Campus

With the aerospace and defence sectors taking off in the state, the Telangana government is eyeing nearly 100 acres of land at Begumpet airport to set up an 'Aero Campus' to cater to the demand for skilled aviation professionals.

The Telangana infrastructure and investment department has already requested the Union ministry of civil aviation and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to allot the land parcel on the southern side of the old airport in addition to two hangars.

"The government wants to set up an aero campus housing a skill development centre to offer aviation programmes of international standards as well as a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility. It has also requested the Centre to hand over some buildings under AAI's control, including two hangars," VN Bharath Reddy, director of aviation, Telangana infrastructure and investment department, told TOI.

With Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) already setting up aerospace and defence manufacturing units at Adibatla in partnership with aerospace giants like Boeing, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, there is a growing demand for skilled aviation professionals, officials said.
17/05/17 Koride Mahesh/Times of India

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