Redbird FTA Belagavi inaugurated
General V.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Civil Aviation, formally inaugurated the Redbird FTA Belagavi (flying training academy) today, March 29, in New Delhi, in the presence of Smt. Mangal Suresh Angadi, Hon’ble MP (LS)-Belagavi, Sh. Rajeev Bansal, Secretary-MoCA, and other top AAI officials.
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Inauguration physically attended at Belagavi Airport:
Airport Director-Belagavi Airport, Capt. Karan Mann: President-Red Bird Flight Training Academy, a few Media groups, Sr. officials of AAI & other stakeholders, and other dignitaries. Welcome address by Capt. Karan Mann: President-Red Bird Flight Training Academy, addressed by Smt. Mangal Suresh Angadi, Hon’ble MP (LS)-Belagavi, General V.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Civil
Aviation and Sh. Rajeev Bansal, Secretary-MoCA.
MOCA approved 05 Flying Training Institutes at BELAGAVI, Kalaburagi, Jalgaon, Khajuraho & Lilabari, and an award letter was issued to the FTO agencies in the month of May-2021.
AAI (Airports Authority of India) awarded the land of 5000 sqm on a lease of 25 years to FTOs on a Design, Build, Operate, Maintenance, and Transfer (DBOMT) basis.
The agreement was signed in between Belagavi Airport and M/s. Red Bird on 30.06.2021.
Link Taxi Track of 247 M in length and 10.5 M wide by AAI completed on 30.06.2022.
As per the agreement, the taxi track is to be constructed by AAl and Hangar & Apron by M/s. Red Bird. The size of the Hangar is 25 m x 25 m and the size of the Apron is 50 m x 50 m.
M/s. Red Bird started their flying operations on 11.03.23. At present, three (03) aircraft (two single-engine Tecnam 2008 JC and one Cessna 172) are deployed for flying training at Belagavi Airport (Redbird FTA Belagavi). From 12.03.23 to 28.03.23 i.e. in 17 days more than 165 hours of flying training were already conducted.
About Red Bird FTA Belagavi Aviation Flying Pvt. Ltd (Belagavi)
Redbird FTA Belagavi (Redbird Flight Training Academy) is a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approved flight training organization that was established in the year 2017 with a vision to impart quality training to aspiring pilots in India.
on sophisticated and state of art jets. The affiliations of Redbird Flight Training Academy include accreditation with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and affiliations with the Aerospace and Aviation Sectors’ Skill council of India.
We are also recognized as India’s best and biggest Flying Training Academy by various reputed Universities across the country and are always looking to expand our training infrastructure to accommodate the fast-growing need for skilled and talented pilots in India and other technical personnel.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) awarded this privileged opportunity to Redbird under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative to set up a World-Class Pilot Training Academy. Redbird Flight Training Academy is intent on using the latest and modern equipment at the training facility in order to provide an enriching experience to our students. Our fleet of Aircraft consists of Modern Technology Glass-Cockpit aircraft, Tecnam P-2008JC, Tecnam P2006T, Tecnam P-Mentor, and Cessna 172 aircraft.
Redbird FTA Belagavi has the industry’s best expert trainers and the most advanced Aircraft fleet which have been recently procured specially for hands-on training, also championing green initiatives as a cause of action by using unleaded and eco-friendly fuel.
Aircraft to be used for training and their specifications
a. In Belagavi i. Presently 5 (as below), to be increased to 7 by the year-end.
- Tecnam P2008JC Single Engine
- Tecnam P-Mentor Single Engine b. Total Redbird fleet across all bases
i. 25 current, 07 on order, 32 by the year-end.
- Size of the FTO (Size of Runway, No of Hangars, No of Taxiways) and
their specifications a. In Belagavi
i. Runway Size 2300 X 45 meters ii. No. Taxiways 4 (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie & Lima)
c. A320 Fixed Base Simulator
d. 5 Flying bases – (Baramati, Kalaburagi, Belagavi, Lilabari, Colombo) and 2 under development (Dumka, Seoni)
- No Students are to be taken in 1 single batch
a. 20 currently to be increased to 100.
- Courses for Training Programme and its duration a. Integrated Commercial Pilot License (Fastest in India
months) b. Sole training partner with Airbus for Type Rating A320
- Elements of Training
a. Smart class for Theoretical b. Modern technology glass cockpit aircraft for Practical flying
Training/How to get enrolled in Redbird FTA Belagavi.
c. State of art Simulator for training
- Process for selecting students and their qualifications to enroll in
Online entrance exam conducted every few months. Students need to be above 18 years of age and should have completed their 12th board exams in English, Physics, and Mathematics.
- Future Prospects after Training
Airlines, Private charter services, Air ambulances, Government pilot jobs, Cargo/freighter services, Flight Instructors
Vote of thanks given by Capt. Ayush Agnihotri.
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