In India, Airbus has partnered with Redbird Flight Academy as demand for qualified pilots rises. A type rating in the Airbus A320 is available to students who want to become airline pilots. The pilots’ transition to the airlines will be easier as a result.
Students with a Commercial Pilot’s License who wish to become first officers on an Airbus A320 can do so by completing the 60-day course.
Advance Pilot Training
Airbus and Redbird Flight Academy will collaborate on a course that will start on August 29th. Students will learn how to fly an Airbus A320 during the 60-day course. A Jet Orientation Course and a Multi-crew Cockpit Co-operation will be among the courses offered. The students will gain the necessary experience on an Airbus A320 flight simulator while taking these courses in a classroom setting. The course will be instructed at the Gurugram, India-based Airbus India Training Centre (AITC).
Students may enroll in this course if they have a valid medical certificate and a commercial pilot’s license. The students will receive a certificate from Airbus once they have finished the course. Additionally, the students will have received a useful type rating. They are qualified to fly any Airbus A320 family member with this type of rating.
It is a testament to our commitment to train the “Safest and the Best Pilots” for Indian aviation that this combined platform for quality training has been established to continue celebrating “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,” wherein Redbird empowers all aspiring aviators to realise their full potential and ensure a bright future.Major Manjit Rajain, the head of Redbird Flight Academy, said
International Pilot Shortage
There is an international problem with the lack of qualified pilots. Many people decide against completing the required training because of the demanding and expensive entry requirements. In an effort to hire future pilots before rival airlines can, airlines from all over the world have partnered with flight schools. Although this does not address the overall shortage, it does benefit the airline right away. This most recent collaboration between Redbird and Airbus is unique. Once they have the necessary flight hours, this partnership will make it possible for pilots to transition seamlessly into any airline that flies the A320.
Traditionally, pilots receive a Commercial Pilots License after completing their training. After that, they must amass enough hours to join an airline. At the airline, they will obtain a type rating for the aircraft they will be flying as well as their airline transport license. These students will be able to join an airline after completing this new program, having only to obtain their ATP license. The pilots’ transition will go more smoothly as a result, and prospective airline candidates will find them more desirable.
Requirement of Pilots in India
India will require tens of thousands more pilots in the upcoming years. Edward Delahaye, the head of customer accounts for Airbus India and South Asia, said,
“Over the next 20 years, India will require an additional 34,000 pilots, according to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast 2022. Our training facility already provides thorough and highly customized training programs for engineers, maintenance personnel, and pilots.”
This collaboration with Redbird is a step in the right direction toward developing tenacious and competent professionals who can help meet the increasing need for pilots in the area.
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