Air India launching flying school to solve pilot shortage

Air India
An Air India flight. Photo: Special Arrangement

New Delhi: Faced with a severe shortage of pilots, Air India has decided to open a flying school to overcome the issue. The school, which will start operations at Amravati in Maharashtra soon, aims to train 180 pilots a year.

The school will function under the Air India Aviation Academy and will have 30 single-engine and four multi-engine aircraft for training purposes.

Incidentally, Air India has ordered 470 new aircraft to expand its fleet and their delivery will take place in the coming years.

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