Samvardhane Technologies -One among the two companies that have been allotted to open flying training organisations (FTOs) at Belagavi Airport begins the work on setting up of flying training organisations (FTO).
The foundation work for Hangar is in progress by Samvardhane group at Belagavi Airport. Link -Taxi track for FTOs has been completed by Airports Authority Of India (AAI) except minor Electrical works.
Lease agreement has been signed on 28th June 2021 in the auspicious presence of senior officials from Airports Authority of India. Samvardhane will be sourcing single and multi-engine trainer aircraft like Cessna, Diamond for the pilot training.
Two companies have been allotted to open two flying training organisations (FTOs) each at Belagavi Airport. The Samvardhane technologies from Bengaluru and RedBird aviation from Delhi have choosen Belagavi to open flying school.
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Work on setting up of flying school by Redbird aviation is in final stage. The civil works have already been completed including taxiway, while final touches are being given to apron and hangar facilities. It is expected to complete the work by June.
The companies leased land for Establishing flying Training Organizations (FTOs) on Design ,Build, Operate, Maintain & Transfer Basis (DBOMT) for 25 years at Belagavi Airport. Size of Land is 5000 sqm for Hangar & Apron.
AAI has issued award letters on 31 May 2021 and 29 October 2021 for nine FTOs to be established at five airports at Belagavi (Karnataka), Jalgaon (Maharashtra), Kalaburagi (Karnataka), Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh) and Lilabari (Assam). Soft launch of two FTOs at Kalabuargi was done on 15 August 2021 under its liberalised policy.
Education : Applicants need to be above 18 years of age and should have completed their 12th board exams with English, Physics and Maths. After completing their training, students can be employed in Airlines, Private charter services, Air ambulances, Government pilot jobs, Cargo/freighter services.