Airbus, in order to sustain and grow its supplier base in India, has partnered with the Telangana state government to set up a Centre of Excellence for aerospace skill development, in Hyderabad.
Airbus Company, in order to up its supplier base from the existing 45 in India, and to meet manpower needs as it plans to establish helicopter and fixed wing assemblies, has taken this crucial decision.
Airbus on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing the centre with the Telangana government, the National Skill Development Corporation India and Aerocampus France.
This centre will offer short-term refresher modules as well as long-term Certificate and Diploma courses that will find acceptability within the industry.
The Centre is expected to roll-out short-term courses this year. The plan is to upgrade it into a university over the next 5 years.
The Centre will come up at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, and will train candidates ranging from high school graduates to experienced aviation personnel on aircraft manufacturing, logistics, Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), ground handling and special aviation processes.
Addressing reporters, Telangana Minister K Taraka Rama Rao said: “Telangana has taken a lead in setting up country’s first Center of Excellence in aerospace manufacturing. We understand the importance of skill development in creating a comprehensive and successful aerospace ecosystem.”
Taking part at the signing ceremony, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, said: “The centre aims to enhance the employability of young aspirants by imparting required skills. The Centre will not only provide training on aircraft maintenance, but also on aerospace manufacturing and assembling.”