Pune: The Regional Connectivity Scheme i.e. UDAN of the Civil Aviation Ministry has opened doors for the entire aviation industry, giving a boost to employability in this sector.
The newly launched scheme will strengthen the demand for pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers and subsequently, there has been a spurt in organising seminars and lectures on this topic in various cities across the country.
With the launch, various players of this industry have expedited their expansion plans. Taking a plunge into it, Carver Aviation Pvt Ltd, a state-of-the-art flying school in Baramati, established in 1995, has already started holding such seminars, which are addressed by expert pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs).
Fulfilling Narendra Modi’s vision of regional connectivity, the Aviation Ministry has launched UDAN scheme by awarding 128 routes to a total of five operators under the scheme, wherein fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights.
“UDAN scheme will connect 45 old airports and its network will cover the whole country, giving a major economic boost to hinterland areas,” said Chief Flight Instructor Capt
“We have already held various seminars in different cities and its objective was to impart widespread knowledge about Academy of Carver Aviation and information of the courses it offers and to reach as many young aviation enthusiasts personally as possible and to educate them about the rewarding career in the aviation industries,” he said.
A planned tour programme to Pune was done on behalf of Carver Aviation, to educate aspirants about the ‘careers and opportunities in aviation sector’, after a good response that was received from the Pune seminar conducted at JM FourHotel. “We have got a tremendous response from the youngsters wishing to make their career in this field. In addition to this, we are also planning to hold such seminars in other cities like Mumbai, Surat, Chennai, Chandigarh etc and try to connect with more and more aspirants,” Jadhav added.
Jadhav also reiterated that the UDAN scheme has definitely opened the doors of vast opportunities in the aviation sector, which will not only demand new airlines and aircrafts, but also, trained pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs) would be in great demand.
Carver Aviation has plans to expand its wings in Mumbai and therefore, it will open a state-of-the-art training centre. They have a man force of 150 and 11 aircrafts and in addition to this, they will buy 4 new aircrafts.
Jadhav further added, “Through our training firm, we have trained almost 1,000 pilots and an airline typically needs 10 pilots per aircraft, most Indian carriers have brought it down to 8.”