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Orient Flights and ALSIM MOU

The Scenery in the Indian sky is changing, it is changing fast, and for the better, together and collectively we need to prepare the ground to meet the demand in the sky. Witnessing a growth of 17.62 per cent over the previous year, total passenger traffic stood at a 223.6 million in FY16, which was recorded at 190.1 million in FY15 in India…

India’s civil aviation industry is on a high-growth trajectory. India aims to become the third-largest aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030. India is the ninth-largest civil aviation market in the world, with a market size of around US$ 16 billion. India is expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2020.

The Civil Aviation industry has ushered in a new era of expansion, driven by factors such as low-cost carriers (LCCs), modern airports, etc. all this requires skilled manpower. The Hindustan Group Of Institutions has been providing the Aviation Industry, skilled man power in the form of Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, and Aeronautical Engineers over the past 50 years.

Orient Flights Pvt Ltd, which is a part of the Prestigious Hindustan Group, has been successfully operating since 1994 and over the last 23 years has trained a large number of pilots to obtain Commercial Pilots Licenses, thus giving OFPL a strong knowledge of the industry of pilot training.Now, with its eyes firmly set on the Horizon, Orient Flights Private Limited and ALSIM Flight Simulators have signed a MoU to mutually support each other in the creation of Simulator Centers in India whose main focus will be to offer PPL, CPL, IR / SE / ME, MCC and JOC, MPL Phase 1 & 2, to the standards of DGCA /EASA/ FAA.  This training service will be offered to the benefit of all Airlines / Training Colleges and Aviation Organizations who qualify to receive such Training. Alsim has over 23 years of experience in the field of FSTD and ab-initio training worldwide. Alsim has supplied over 260 simulators to over 45 countries and all are certified.

To meet regulatory requirements, ALSIM and OFPL will work in unison with the DGCA to discuss, identify and implement the required changes to the current training regime and allocated SIM hours for future Airline Pilot Training. The creation of an Indian based Simulator Center, will benefit student Pilots Training colleges and reduce the cost in achieving their dream.  OFPL and ALSIM will create a partnership with the joint objective of improving flight training capabilities in India, stop the current drain of funds leaving India for Europe or the USA to ATO’s for future Indian Airline Pilots Training.

Alsim and Orient Flights joint investment of resources and finance to the amount of circa € 5 million, to ensure India’s future development in professional pilot training, allowing for increased local job creation and investment into the Indian economy.

The current average cost for an ATPL integrated program is circa 80,000 €, and there is no reason why this service cannot be fully provided by the Indian FTO’s. For this to be successfully achieved the support and involvement of the Indian DGCA is key.

As per Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Chairman – Orient Flights Pvt Ltd, “Our partnership with ALSIM, and with the help of the regulatory bodies, we are sure that we can attain our common objectives, which is – A world class internationally recognized pilot training standard in India. OFPL will continue to provide the highest standards in flight safety, contribute to substantial forex savings and ensure that the Pilots of the Future are made today “In India”.

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