Hyderabad. Telangana Government has entered into an MoU with Aero Campus Aquitaine of Bordeaux Metropole of France to set up an academy to train people in MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and develop local aviation and aerospace talent.
The MoU was signed at the India Aviation Show 2016 in Hyderabad March 19 between Arvind Kumar, Principle Secretary Industries, Government of Telangana and Jerome Verschave of Aero Campus Aquitaine and Ms Anna Raimat of Bordequx Metropole, in the presence of Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister for Industries, Government of Telangana.
“Our aim is to train at least 1000 students per annum in Aerospace and related areas. We want this Aero Campus to give maximum preference to Telangana students. These courses will be of various durations from few weeks to one year. We will take 300 students in the first batch to begin with. And subsequently this number will up to 1500 to 2000, informed Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister for Industries, Government of Telangana.
“This academy will come up at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad. We got location commitment from authorities. Now we will initiate and work to get necessary DGCA and government clearances. It will be India’s first such training academy in aerospace industry. We would like to focus on MRO Technology Training informed Arvind Kumar. We will also provide accommodation to rural students. These courses will have residential facilities. All these are paid courses. The lower courses will be subsided by the government.”
This academy is coming up according to the needs of the Aviation industry, Arvind Kumar informed. Speaking further Mr Kumar added that startups in this sector will also be encouraged and also the Aerospace Draft Policy is ready.
Aero Campus Aquitaine has presence in Turkey, Malaysia and many other countries and they are world leaders in their area.
The Aero Campus Aquitaine aims to offer comprehensive training for professional skills in defence and aerospace industry with EASA certification. Established with an investment of 26 million Euros, the centre in France is catering to the professional skill training for the pilots and technicians.
Aero Campus Aquitaine Director Jerome Verschave said the aerospace industry will see a huge spurt in business over the next decade with creation of one million pilots and technicians.