Aerospace giant Airbus on August 2 has signed a contract with aviation infrastructure developer GMR Group to provide aircraft maintenance training to young aviation engineers making a trending career choice.
“GMR will provide the fully integrated Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licensing program at the GMR School of Aviation in Hyderabad,” the company said in a statement.
The four-year course will include two years of classroom training and a two-year training in maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) at GMR Aero Technic in Hyderabad followed by Aircraft Type Training.
According to the contract, Airbus will provide the necessary software and courseware in the form of trainee handbooks, examination database, online access to Airbus customised basic training modules and Airbus Competence Training (ACT) for the Academy media package which is the technical training material required for the courses.
In addition, Airbus will also provide training to GMR instructors along with the assessment of the training centre.
“The partnership with GMR represents a significant deepening of MRO capabilities in India that are required to match the tremendous future demand for such services from the domestic aviation industry. Airbus will continue to contribute to the development of India’s wider aerospace ecosystem, including enhancing its manufacturing and services capabilities through its industrial footprint.”Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India & South Asia
GMR Aero Technic is one of India’s leading third-party MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) facilities located at GMR Hyderabad International Airport.
“The aviation ecosystem is evolving rapidly. India is all set to become the largest aviation market by 2030. The increase in air traffic is leading to fast growth in the commercial aviation fleet in the country. To cater to the emerging demand and support the industry, there is a need for skilled professionals.”Ashok Gopinath, CEO, GMR Aero Technic
Commencing this year, the programme will be open to aspirants who have cleared their Higher Secondary Certificate (Class 12) examination with Physics and Mathematics as their main subjects. According to the Airbus Global Market Forecast 2022, India will require some 45,000 new aircraft technicians over the next 20 years.