Airways Aviation and APFT join hands to train next generation of Indian pilots

Airline cadets to get benefit from Pilot Pathway Program

by Tanvir Awan
Airways Aviation and APFT join hands to train next generation of Indian pilots

Amidst the exponential expansion of the Indian Aviation industry and an impending shortage of commercial pilots to operate present and upcoming fleets, Airways Aviation – a global aviation education and training group – has signed a strategic partnership with Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited (APFT) based in Hyderabad, India.

On Tuesday, Airways Aviation, headquartered in Dubai, and Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited (APFT), located in Hyderabad, entered into a new strategic partnership agreement. The pact aims to offer aspiring Indian students and airline cadets access to an innovative Pilot Pathway Program starting May 2023.

The aviation industry relies heavily on pilots, and it is becoming increasingly important for the Indian government, regulators, and airline operators to invest in the development of a continuous pipeline of well-trained and qualified airline pilots, as well as other categories of aviation industry professionals.

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“It is great to visit Hyderabad again and I am very impressed at the progress being made. India is on the move and notwithstanding some of the challenges. The improvements and growth are evident every time I visit. Hyderabad is undoubtedly one of the country’s best known aviation locations and hosts a number of renowned aviation industry players including our new alliance partner Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited,” said Romy Hawatt, Airways Aviation Group – Founder & Chairman

“Locating the right resourced and ready to go, local partner is an essential component to the success of any venture in a vast territory like India and on balance, with APFT, we feel we have found the right organization to grow and develop our strategic plans with. The new Airways Aviation offices will be located at the GMR AERO TOWERS within the Hyderabad Aero City Economic zone and we plan to start delivering our bespoke Pilot Foundation program to prospective aviators from May 2023,” added Hawatt.

“APFT has been actively seeking out the world’s best aviation training operators and adapting the best international standards and practices consistent with the Indian DGCA requirements & regulations and among the many pilot training organizations out there only a handful can be considered world class.

“The triple A rated, Airways Aviation Group has trained well over 8,000 pilots, has the largest global footprint of any privately owned aviation academy and also has one of the world’s largest privately owned training fleets of aircraft. In partnership with the Airways Aviation Group, APFT believes we will be able to not only help meet the demand for highly trained & qualified Indian pilots but to also help enhance the standard of training, fleet & facilities thus assisting India attaining its coveted goal of becoming a world-class aviation training hub,” said CEO OF APFT Mr Hemanth D.P.

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