Pawan Hans to start academy in 6 months

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 19, 2011 - Pune is set to get a helicopter training centre with Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited (PHHL) announcing their first chopper traning academy in the city. The MoU signed in February and the training institute is likely to be fully operational in another six months and will have Maintenance Repair Operations unit and related activities.

    On April 11, Pawan Hans got the Mini Ratna status. "We are on the fast track to come up with this centre ,'' said Pawan Hans Chairman and Managing Director RK Tyagi. He said that they would help not only Pawan Hans helicopter but also other operators and look at training personnel once the institute comes up.

    The upcoming academy finds a key mention in the ministry of civil aviation's five-year strategic plan (2010-15) and has been positioned as one of the important centres along with the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udaan Academy and the National Institute of Aviation Management and Research for rolling out world class human resource for the aviation industry.

    The plans also have room for a heliport for operating commercial services between Pune and Mumbai, medical emergency services and a maintenance facility at the Gliding Centre, Pune (GCP).

    There are also plans to promote aerosport activity in association with the DGCA. Tyagi, joint director general R P Sahi and joint secretary to civil aviation ministry Arun Mishra had visited the GCP in September 2008 for a preliminary investigation and survey of the site to take forward the plans.

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