Wednesday, August 02, 2023

GMR School of Aviation, Hyderabad is gearing up to take off in September 2023

Hyderabad: The aviation industry and aviation education are seeing an upward swing in India. With high-paying jobs and a growing market, the change will be extensive in the next ten years, experts predict. At this juncture, several students are asking themselves a question — how about making aviation engineering a career?

GMR Aero Technic, Hyderabad the leading airframe maintenance MRO in Asia Pacific is preparing to start its School of Aviation in technical collaboration with Airbus in September 2023. It was in 2021, the Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, laid the foundation stone of the new building at the Special Economic Zone of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

Over a luncheon interview with EdexLive, President and Accountable Manager of GMR Aero Technic, Mr Ashok Gopinath, disclosed details of the upcoming school, its unique selling points, how the idea evolved and how this is going to be a game changer for the industry.

With over 30 years of expertise in aviation, Gopinath joined GMR Aero Technic (GAT) in 2017. Under his able leadership, the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) of GMR Aero Technic, experienced remarkable growth and development in the industry.

Further, while taking a short ride around the school, he explained the infrastructure facilities and displayed the machinery for practical education to the students. The School of Aviation is being developed as a green-field project in two phases. The newly build facility is spread across 75,000 square feet on a four-acre campus.

In the first phase, around three acres of land are allocated for constructing administrative buildings, academic facilities, classrooms, workshops and a dedicated hangar to house an operating aircraft for practical training. Additionally, the School of Aviation is the first school globally to collaborate with Airbus.

02/08/2023 Harsha Tallapragada/edexLive

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