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Flight training academies inaugurated in Khajuraho; 2 are fixed-wing FTOs, 1 helicopter FTO, ET Government

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<p>"In 2016, there were only 28 flying academy organistions which has now increased to 57."</p>
“In 2016, there were only 28 flying academy organistions which has now increased to 57.”

Three Flight Training Organisations (FTOs) were inaugurated in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, by i Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister for Civil Aviation and Steel. With this inauguration, the number of FTOs in Madhya Pradesh goes up to six–three are in Khajuraho, one at Indore, one at Sagar, and one at Guna.

These six FTOs will enhance the potential of the state to be a major contributor to pilots in the aviation industry. Scindia announced that soon wide body aircraft service between Khajuraho and Varanasi will begin. He said, “Khajuraho has a rich heritage of culture, it is our resolve to connect Khajuraho through air mode.”

“In the last nine years, the aviation sector has seen exponential growth. 148 Airports, including nine heliports & two water aerodromes, have been developed during the period which would go up to 200 in coming four years,” he said.

He said, “The fleet size also registered a 75% growth from 400 aeroplanes in 2013 to 700. We are committed to increase this number between 1200-1500 in the coming 4 to 5 years.”

“In 2016, there were only 28 flying academy organistions which has now increased to 57. Last year, 1135 commercial pilot licenses were issued by DGCA which is a record in itself. This year that number has increased to 731 in just five months”, he added.

  • Published On Jul 25, 2023 at 06:05 PM IST

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