Redbird Aviation, the biggest flying school in India, has inaugurated its fifth flying base at Belagavi, Karnataka. Redbird also has a presence in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Assam, Madhya Pradesh & Delhi NCR regions and has expanded to Sri Lanka.
With the existing fleet of 40 Aircraft, expanding to 60 aircraft this year, Redbird consists of Modern Technology Glass-Cockpit aircraft, including Tecnam P 2008JC, Tecnam P 2006T, Tecnam P Mentor, and Cessna 172.
Major Manjit Rajain, Global Chairman Tenon Group of Companies, shared, “I can confidently state that the government has been extremely supportive of our efforts, to begin with, four Redbird FTOS in one year and grow to become the largest in Asia, with thirty-seven planes presently in service in India. We have ordered 40 planes, so we are adding fast planes, and we hope to complete the total by 100 shortly. Even today, the vast bulk of pilots trained in India are trained by Redbird. With the minister’s help and blessing, we will continue to strive and fuel the aviation industry.”
The affiliations of Redbird Flight Training Academy include accreditation with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Aerospace and Aviation Sectors’ Skill council of India, and Airbus Industry as a training partner. Redbird is always looking to expand its training infrastructure to accommodate the fast-growing need for skilled and talented pilots in India and other technical personnel. Indian airline operators have ordered a record number of aircraft, requiring a significant number of trained pilots. By the end of this year, Redbird will be able to train 500 pilots in a year.