27 Jun 2008
India's first flight operations Type Rating Training School now functions from Mumbai.
Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, has become India's first airline to obtain the approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), for its Type Rating Training School as the Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO).
With the TRTO approval granted by DGCA to the Establishment the endorsement course & examinations will be conducted in-house (under the supervision of DGCA). This will expedite the training commitments and enable Jet Airways to induct pilots in smaller batches at regular intervals in order to optimize the usage of simulator as well as ground school training facilities. Earlier the evaluation used to be conducted by DGCA.
This approval for the training establishment was granted to Jet Airways on April 15, 2008.
Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways, said, "This TRTO approval for Jet Airways' Training School is a matter of great pride for the airline. With consolidation of the airline's international network, and its future growth plans in place, this approval will aid a faster, more-efficient induction of pilots into its workforce to fly its growing fleet of narrow and wide-body Jets."
Jet Airways Training School will function as a TRTO for conducting
Jet Airways' Training School, which received the approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, has been active from early-1995, training pilots, flight engineers and flight dispatchers.
Initially transition & recurrent trainings was conducted either at the facility of the manufacturer or at the Malaysian Airline Training Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The switch over to in-house training has resulted in appreciable cost savings as well as standardization and development of training expertise within the country. Currently the ground training is conducted by DGCA approved instructors, who are selected as per the criteria documented in the training manual.
Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India:
Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 84 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 9 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 classic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.20 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 385 flights daily.
Flights to 64 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark) San Francisco, Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha and Abu Dhabi. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.
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