India Gets 8 New Flying Training Academies

India is set to get eight new flying training academies under the liberalised Flying Training Organisation (FTO) policy of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). These academies will be set up at Belagavi, Jalgaon, Kalaburagi, Khajuraho and Lilabari. The set-up of these eight FTOs is aimed at making the country a global flight training hub and preventing the exodus of Indian cadets to foreign shores. These five airports have been carefully selected since they have minimal disruption due to weather issues and civil or military air traffic. Additionally, these FTOs will also be designed to cater to the flying training requirements of cadets in the country’s neighbourhood. This will also help the Indian flight training sector in becoming more self-sustaining under the Atmannirbhar Bharat initiative.