FSTC (Flight Simulation Technique Centre) signs an agreement with Tata-Singapore Airlines for pilot training Gurgaon becoming a hub for pilot training with world class FSTC facility
Gurgaon/ New Delhi, 22 October 2014: In a proud moment for FSTC (Flight Simulation Technique Centre), the world class pilot training center has signed an agreement with Tata-Singapore Airlines. FSTC’s facility is already being used by airlines such as Spice jet, Indigo, Jet Airways, and Jet Lite to train their pilots. FSTC is part of the Fly wings Aviation Group that has its own flying school and charter operations.
This is a significant achievement for FSTC, a Joint Venture company with Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training BV, Netherlands, a Lockheed Martin Company. It has the latest Airbus 320 and Boeing 737- 800 full flight Level D simulators located at its modern training facility in Gurgaon. FSTC has been set-up with a vision to reduce burden of airlines towards travel, visa and hotel costs and to ensure immediate availability of pilots for operation.
FSTC recently received EASA approval for its Airbus A320 simulator, making it the only pilot training Centre in the region to have this approval. With the AESA approval in place, FSTC is also targeting several international airlines and pilots to use their world class training facilities as these could prove cost effective for them. The training Centre has been established to meet global standards of excellence and plans to install six full Flight Simulators in three stages over the period of the next 18 months.
FSTC is also providing CEET (Cabin Emergency Evacuation Training), which is a critical part of the overall training of professional cabin crew. In addition, FSTC, which secured its TRTO (Type Rating Training Organization) approval in July last year, caters to CPL holders who seek a self-sponsored type rating either on the Boeing 737 or the Airbus A320, most of whom otherwise would have to go outside the country for their rating. This saves the individual the costs associated with international travel, hassles with visa, and in some cases, the costs associated with accommodation. Speaking on the occasion, Captain Sanjay Mandavia, founder of FSTC said, “We at FSTC are excited to sign this exclusive agreement with Tata-Singapore Airlines. Both the airline and the facility are known for excellence and this arrangement is in line with the vision of both entities".