Friday, September 11, 2015

‘Indian aviation industry on the rise’

Hyderabad: The American aerospace manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technology company, has sold close to 10 percent of its Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines to Indian companies, Indigo, Aircosta and Go Air. Over 600 engines out of 7,000 manufactured by the company were ordered by the three companies, said Mary Ellen S. Jones, vice president, commercial engines, sales Asia/Pacific and China.

Pratt & Whitney opened its customer training centre in the city inside the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport campus here on Thursday.

While training capacity of the centre is 2,000 students attending a one-week class per year, the company could upgrade this to 4,000 students per annum later.

The company maintained that the Indian aviation industry is growing fast, making atmosphere conducive for further collaboration with the country in the coming years.

As India’s GDP is improving over the years, its air traffic is also improving, Ms. Jones said at a media briefing that followed the launch.
11/09/15 The Hindu
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