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BRIEF-Airbus exec says training facility in Delhi will be open by end-2018
March 17, 2017 / 5:37 AM / 9 months ago

BRIEF-Airbus exec says training facility in Delhi will be open by end-2018

March 17 (Reuters) - Airbus Group Se

* Airbus global exec says Airbus’s training facility in Delhi will be open by end-2018

* Airbus global exec says Delhi facility will start with two simulators for pilot training and can go up to six in total

* Airbus global exec says will have capacity to train 800 pilots and 200 maintenance engineers in one year on two simulators

* Airbus expects initial cost for the two simulators to be $40 million

* Airbus estimates India will need about 16,000 pilots and 8,000 mechanics over next 20 years Further company coverage: (Reporting By Aditi Shah in NEW DELHI)

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