Red Bird Flight Training Academy to be inaugurated by Civil Aviation Minister Scindia
Belagavi, Karnataka: The Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, will be visiting Belagavi Airport, to inaugurate the new Flight Training Organisation (FTO) of Red Bird Flying Training Academy. This event marks an important milestone in the aviation industry of the region and the country.
The Red Bird Flight Training Academy is a leading aviation academy in India, known for providing world-class training to aspiring pilots. The academy has now set up its new FTO at Belagavi IXG Airport, which will offer training to Commercial Pilot License (CPL) aspirants.
The FTO will have a fleet of Tecnam 2008JC single-engine and Cessna 172 aircraft, which will be stationed at Belagavi Airport for training purposes. These aircraft are known for their reliability, performance, and ease of operation, making them ideal for flight training.
To support the FTO, a new hangar has been built, along with a ramp and taxiway named “L,” at Belagavi IXG Airport. The new infrastructure will enhance the airport’s capabilities and support the growth of the aviation industry in the region.
Belagavi Airport, with its IATA code IXG, is a vital airport in Karnataka, serving the city of Belagavi and the surrounding areas. It is situated at a strategic location, connecting various cities and towns in the region. The airport has a 2,740-meter runway, which can accommodate a wide range of aircraft.
Belagavi IXG Airport has undergone significant improvements in recent years, with the construction of a new terminal building, modernization of the runway, and installation of new navigational aids. These upgrades have enhanced the airport’s capacity and efficiency, making it a preferred choice for airlines and passengers alike.
Belagavi Airport’s significance in Karnataka’s aviation sector is highlighted by the fact that it was the third busiest airport in the state in terms of passenger load factor from May 2021 to November 2022, as per data released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). This is a testament to the airport’s growing importance and its ability to handle a significant volume of passengers.
The airport’s passenger load factor (PLF) for the period was 82.65%, which indicates the number of seats filled on flights in and out of the airport. This is a remarkable achievement, considering the challenges faced by the aviation industry during this period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airport’s growing popularity is attributed to its strategic location, excellent connectivity, and the quality of services provided to passengers. Belagavi IXG Airport is well-connected to various cities in the region, making it an important hub for domestic travel. The airport has also introduced new routes and increased the frequency of existing ones, attracting more passengers.
The airport’s recent upgrades, including the new terminal building and modernization of the runway, have also contributed to its increased efficiency and passenger satisfaction. The airport’s management has been proactive in ensuring the highest standards of safety, security, and hygiene, providing a safe and comfortable travel experience to passengers.
The establishment of the new FTO at Belagavi IXG Airport is expected to further boost the airport’s reputation and contribute to its growth. The FTO will attract more students and professionals in the aviation sector, creating new opportunities for businesses and employment in the region.
The establishment of the new FTO by Red Bird Flight Training Academy at Belagavi Airport is expected to boost the local economy and create new job opportunities in the aviation sector. It will also provide a platform for aspiring pilots to receive high-quality training, thereby fulfilling the growing demand for skilled aviation professionals in the country.
During his visit, the Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, will inspect the facilities at the new FTO and dedicate it to the nation. The Minister’s presence at the inauguration is expected to lend further credibility to the academy and underscore the government’s commitment to the growth of the aviation industry in the country.
The establishment of the new FTO at Belagavi IXG Airport is a significant development in the aviation industry in Karnataka and the country. The Red Bird Flight Training Academy’s investment in the region will provide an impetus for the growth of the aviation sector, create new job opportunities, and contribute to the country’s overall economic development. The inauguration of the FTO by the Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, is a testament to the government’s commitment to supporting the growth of the aviation industry in the country.
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