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India: Airbus collaborates with Flytech to train drone operators

By Chris Stonor

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Flytech Aviation Academy, a leading Indian training academy, to research collaboration opportunities for remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) education, reports thehindubusinessline.com.

Airbus brings a wealth of experience in aviation training, courseware development, safety and quality standards while Flytech excels in aviation services, including the education for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Captain Mamatha, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Flying Instructor at Flytech Aviation Academy, Hyderabad, commented, “Drone technology is being rapidly adopted in multiple industries and domains and under this partnership, Flytech Aviation and Airbus, will combine their efforts to develop the drone ecosystem in the country”

The Indian government estimates there are 40,000 drones within the industry and expects the number to reach one million by 2026. That may require some 50,000 drone operators.

Remi Maillard, President and MD of Airbus India & South Asia, said, “The drone and remotely piloted aircraft industry is evolving rapidly. This increases the demand for drone operators equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge of safety and flying regulations, along with technical proficiency.”

He continued, “In line with our commitment to “Skill India” mission, we are now looking to participate in and contribute to the UAV industry by applying Airbus’ purpose and values of safety, innovation, operational excellence and sustainability.”

As part of the MoU, Airbus and Flytech are to work towards providing best-in-class training for drone operators, ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality.

(News Source: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com)

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