Airbus to partner Flytech to train drone pilots in India

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Flytech Aviation Academy, a leading Indian aviation training academy, to explore collaboration opportunities in Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) training. The government estimates that there are 40,000 drones in the country and expects the number to reach 1 mn in five years. That will require some 500,000 drone pilots.

Airbus explained in a statement that it brings a wealth of experience in aviation training, courseware development, safety and quality standards, while Flytech excels in aviation training services, including the training of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).

"The drone technology is being rapidly adopted as its potential and applicability in multiple industries and domains, including commercial entities, individuals, armed forces and government organisations is being recognised," said Captain Mamatha, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Flying Instructor at Flytech Aviation Academy.

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