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Jyotiraditya Scindia lays stone for GMR aviation school

The school aims to fulfill the needs of skilled personnel in growing aviation and aerospace industry

Jyotiraditya Scindia lays stone for GMR aviation school

Jyotiraditya Scindia lays stone for GMR aviation school

Hyderabad: GMR Aero Technic (MRO) and GMR Aviation Academy, the education, training, skilling, and aviation consultancy arm of GMR Airports Ltd, is all set to construct the GMR School of Aviation.Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, laid the foundation stone of the new building at the special economic zone of the Hyderabad International Airport (GHAIL). Also present on the occasion were Business Chairman, GMR Airports, GBS Raju, and other senior officials from the GMR Group.

Spread across 75,000 square feet, the school will be developed in two phases. The construction under phase I will commence from October 2021 and school is expected to be operational by June 2022. The school will set a benchmark in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) trainings in India and will offer integrated DGCA-147 and EASA -147 approved courses, said GBS Raju. Recognised by DGCA India and EASA, students can pursue DGCA - B1.1 and B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licensing program, EASA - B1.1 and B2 aircraft maintenance engineering licensing program, aircraft specific type training courses (from 2nd year of operation) and ancillary courses like aircraft structures, aircraft composite courses, human factors, fuel tank safety, safety management system etc. (from 2nd year of operation) from the academic session 2022-2023. The courses will have an intake of 100 students for DGCA programs and 40 students for EASA in the initial years. The school will be affiliated to National Aviation University and provide a degree level graduate program to the students and various other certificate courses.

GBS Raju, said: "With the tremendous growth in the aviation sector in India, there has been an increasing demand for qualified and skilled aircraft maintenance personnel. To fulfill this demand, GMR group came up with the idea to have a training institute for aircraft maintenance. The one of its kind institution will give graduates a platform to kick- start their career in the aviation industry."

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