Bengaluru, NFAPost: Asia Pacific Flight Training (APFT), a Hyderabad headquartered flight training institute that provides integrated flying and ground training courses for the aviation industry, entered into an agreement with the Airport Authority of India to establish a Flight Training Organisation at Kalaburagi Airport in Karnataka.
AAI will prodvide its airport at Kalaburgi for setting up the Flight Training organisation. The facility will be set up on a Design, Build, Operate, Maintain, and Transfer (DBOMT) basis.
APFT is currently based at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) Hyderabad and works with a mission mode to train aviation professionals with the highest standards of integrity, safety, discipline and professionalism.
When contacted by NFAPost, APFT officials said the Kalaburgi facility will provide all the same courses and programmes offered at its institute located inside RGIA Hyderabad. Currently, the courses run by APFT helps in obtaining the Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) – CPL, Multi-Engine Rating (Aeroplane) – MER, Instrument Rating – IR, Assistant Flight Instructor Rating (Aeroplane) – AFIR, Flight Instructor Rating (Aeroplane) – FIR, and Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) – PPL.
The decision to start a flight training institute at Kalaburgi comes at a time when Karnataka is already established as a hub of aerospace hub of India with its renowned public sector companies, government R&D centres and engineering centres opened by various global players. Karnataka is also hosting biennial aerospace event organised by Defence Ministry of India named Aero India.
Also, the Karnataka government has come up with an aerospace policy and set up an aerospace park at Devanahalli in Bengaluru.