On Thursday, January 18, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia digitally opened the GMR School of Aviation in Shamshadabad. It was put up in conjunction with Airbus during Wings India 2024, a citywide event that is now taking place.
According to a press statement from GMR, the school is ready to establish itself as a leader in aircraft maintenance engineering. It will include type training in addition to a 4-year, fully integrated AME program. Additionally, it has received certification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
In addition, the institute is the first of its type in India to offer integrated B1.1 and B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering licensure programs, and it collaborates technically with Airbus. In addition, auxiliary courses such as aircraft structures and aircraft composite courses are provided, along with training tailored specifically to aircraft.
Technical handbooks, an examination database, and access to the Airbus Competence Training (ACT) for Academy media package will all be provided by Airbus as the required course materials. Furthermore, GMR instructors will also be qualified by Airbus via an evaluation of the training facility.
“GMR School of Aviation, the first-of-its-kind school in this region, will be a global benchmark and center of excellence in the field of aviation education, setting new standards and raising the bar of aviation education worldwide,” stated Ashok Gopinath, President and Accountable Manager, in a statement on this occasion.
This school will be revolutionary for the MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) industry, which is predicted to reach over USD 2.4 billion by 2028. He continued, “It will provide students who want to pursue successful careers with knowledge and prepare them for the rapidly expanding aviation sector worldwide in the future.”
“This partnership with GMR will generate a strong pipeline of qualified maintenance experts in the country to boost the MRO industry and further support our airline partners,” stated Rémi Maillard, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia. Along with partners like GMR, Airbus will keep funding the nation’s human capital development.