Bangalore to host 1st aviation varsity

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    SYDNEY: The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) and the Subramanya Construction and Development Company (SCDC) on Monday signed a joint-venture agreement to set up the world's first integrated aviation university and training campus in Bangalore.

    The Sydney-based CAPA, a provider of industry research and analysis, and SCDC, a Bangalore company, will invest $125 million to develop CAPA AeroPark on a 50-acre site by 2012. The fully developed campus will have state-of-the-art academic facilities together with full flight simulators, a flying school, engineering workshops and laboratories, research centres, accommodation for students and faculty, recreational facilities, a hotel and a convention centre.
    "This facility is in response to a felt need for trained aviation personnel in India given the rapid growth that is envisaged in India's aviation industry over the next few years. It further enhances the growing Australia-India trade and investment relations," consul general of India in Sydney Amit Dasgupta said.

    India has been one of the fastest growing aviation markets, with demand for skilled personnel expected to triple over the next decade. Even conservative projections estimate India will emerge as the third largest aviation market in the world in the next 15 years.

    "There is an emerging global shortage of skilled human resources in the industry, which is particularly acute in rapidly emerging markets such as India and neighbouring regions. The aviation industries in India and the Gulf alone are expected to see investment in excess of $200 billion over the next decade and availability of skills is critical," said CAPA group executive chairman Peter Harbison.

    Who it will train

    The varsity will have satellite academies in Delhi and Mumbai for airline and airport management,pilots,engineers,air traffic controllers,cabin crew and regulators

    Why Bangalore

    The city has been chosen because its Indias aerospace hub and is home to HAL,Airbus Engineering and Design Centre,Boeings Research and Technology Centre and several other aviation entities
    Read more: Bangalore to host 1st aviation varsity - The Times of India
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