Hyderabad: Pratt & Whitney announced Friday the certification of its training center in Hyderabad by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation. This certification allows the company to provide training approved by DGCA CAR147 to aircraft engineers and technicians from Pratt & Whitney airlines in the region.
DGCA Certification for Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center in Hyderabad
This training center, created to improve the skills of the workforce in the aviation industry of India, is only the third of these Pratt & Whitney facilities in the world.
Certification means that the training center is now fully approved to offer training sessions approved by the DGCA on the V2500-A5 engines. It is expected that it will soon offer courses on PW1100G-JM and other models of the PurePower Geared Turbofan ™ (GTF) engine family.
“With the Hyderabad Training Center, we are bringing world-class aerospace training closer to our customers in this high-growth area,” said Bruce Hall, General Manager, Customer Education, Pratt & Whitney. “We are proud to provide training programs that will help create a more skilled local aviation talent pool and help India become a leader in the global aviation industry.”
According to Palash Roy Chowdhury, Country Director, Pratt & Whitney, the center has a capacity of 5,000 days per year, which will increase gradually to 9,000 days per year. In addition, in support of the Government of India’s “Skill India” initiative, Pratt & Whitney is working with many state governments to provide personalized training for students, as well as teacher development programs Universities and colleges offering courses in aeronautical engineering. “
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Today, there are more than 100 aircraft in India powered by V2500 engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney and International Aero Engines AG.