DGCA approves Tamil Nadu's first flying training school

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DGCA-approves-Tamil-Nadu's-first-flying-training-schoolThe Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approved EKVI Air Training Organization Pvt Ltd to set up the first Flying Training Organization (FTO) in Tamil Nadu, India.

An Overview of the News

  • This approval is for aviation education in India, as it is the 36th flight training school in the country and the first in Tamil Nadu.

  • EKVI Air Training Organization Pvt Ltd will operate from Salem airport, providing an opportunity to aspiring pilots in the region to get professional training and fulfill their dreams of becoming skilled aviators.

  • FTO's training programs will include comprehensive theoretical classes, flight simulator sessions and practical flight experience, providing students with a sound education that will prepare them for the dynamic aviation industry.

About Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

  • DGCA is the regulatory authority for civil aviation in India.

  • Its main focus is to ensure safety in air transport services.

  • It enforces civil air regulations and air safety standards.

  • It coordinates its operations with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

  • In the mid-1990s, the Indian government allowed private operators in the aviation industry.

  • DGCA registers civil aircraft and sets airworthiness standards.

  • It licences pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, flight engineers and air traffic controllers.

  • It certifies airports and communication, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management facilities.

  • It grants air operator certificates to Indian carriers and regulates air transport services.

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