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DGCA certifies Pratt & Whitney training centre in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Apr 21 (UNI) Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney today announced that its customer training centre in Hyderabad was certified by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The training centre which is the third such facility in the world, was established by the Pratt & Whitney, an American Aerospace manufacturer with global service operations ( a subsidiary of United Technologies) to enhance the skills of the work force in India’s aviation industry.
Pratt & Whitney's aircraft engines are widely used in both civil aviation and military aviation.
As per the certification, the centre now fully approved to offer DGCA-approved training session on V2500-A5 engines and its is expected to soon offer courses on PW1100G-JM and other models from the Purepower Geared Turbofan (GTF) family of engines, the company said in a statement .
Bruce Hall, general manager, customer training, Pratt &Whitney said that we are proud to deliver training programs that will help create a more skilled local aviation talent pool and support India in becoming a leader in the global aviation industry.
According to Palash Roy Chowdhury, country manager, Pratt & Whitney, the center has a capacity of 5,000 student days per year, which will gradually increase to 9,000 student days per year.
In addition, in support of the government of India’s initiative on ‘Skill India,’ Pratt & Whitney is working with multiple state governments to offer customized trainings for students, as well as faculty development programs for teachers from universities and colleges offering aeronautical engineering courses.
Currently, there are well over 100 aircraft in India powered by V2500 engines made by Pratt &Whitney and International Aero Engines AG.
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