Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Airbus ties up with GMR to train aircraft maintenance engineers in India

New Delhi: European aerospace major Airbus has signed a contract with leading Indian airport infra player GMR Group to provide aircraft maintenance training to young aviation engineers.

GMR will provide a fully integrated aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licensing program at the GMR School of Aviation in Hyderabad. The four-year course will include two years of classroom training and a two-year training in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) at GMR Aero Technic in Hyderabad followed by Aircraft Type Training.

Airbus will provide the necessary software and courseware in the form of trainee handbooks, examination database, online access of Airbus customised basic training modules and Airbus Competence Training (ACT) for academy media package which is the technical training material required for the courses. In addition, Airbus will also provide training to GMR instructors along with assessment of the training centre.

“The partnership with GMR represents a significant deepening of MRO capabilities in India that are required to match the tremendous future demand for such services from the domestic aviation industry. Airbus will continue to contribute to the development of India’s wider aerospace ecosystem, including enhancing its manufacturing and services capabilities through its industrial footprint,” said Mr. R√©mi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India & South Asia.

Ashok Gopinath, CEO, GMR Aero Technic said, “The aviation eco-system is evolving rapidly. India is all set to become the largest aviation market by 2030. The increase in air traffic is leading to fast growth in commercial aviation fleet in the country. To cater to the emerging demand and support the industry, there is a need for skilled professionals. The GMR School of Aviation will help create a talent pool for engineering and maintenance solutions. We are glad to have Airbus as our knowledge partner in this venture, that will also further the cause of ‘Mission Skill India’”

02/08/22 Saurabh Sinha/Times of ndia

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