The facility will come up in the National Capital Region (NCR) and would be in line with Skill India initiative of the Indian Government, said Srinivasan Dwarakanath, President of Airbus Division, India.

Airbus, which expects Indian market to grow at twice the rate of the worldwide aviation market, said the work on the training centre will commence from 2017 and it will churn out around 8,000 Airbus pilots and 2,000 maintenance engineers in the next 10 years, beginning 2018.

The centre will be fully owned by Airbus Group India with training to be delivered by Airbus' specialised training instructors. The centre will be built in a modular concept in order to accommodate four A320 full-flight simulators, with potential to expand.

According to Airbus' latest global market forecast, India requires over 1,600 passenger and freighter aircraft in the next 20 years to 2034, with an accompanying demand for new pilots and maintenance engineers.

This investment in a training centre is a key strategic Airbus initiative in line with the country's 'Skill India' programme launched last year by the Indian government to develop a wide range of advanced competencies.

Airbus said it is committed to offering the best-in-class training skills comparable anywhere worldwide.

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