Last Updated: July 15 2021 

Asia Pacific Flight Training (APFT), a DGCA approved organisation, based at Rajiv Gandhi international airport has recently entered into an agreement with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to establish a Flight Training Organisation at Kalaburagi Airport in Karnataka.

Based at Hyderabad, it provides training for aviation professionals across multiple disciplines.

This is to be set up on a Design, Build, Operate, Maintain and Transfer (DBOMT) basis for 25 years. It is in line with the vision of Asia Pacific Flight Training to produce well- rounded aviation professionals with the highest standards of integrity, safety, discipline and professionalism.

Courses offered at APFT:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
  • Multi Engine Rating
  • Instrument Rating
  • Assistant Flight Instructor Rating
  • Flight Instructor Rating
  • Type Rating

APFT has an fleet of :

3 Diamond DA-40, Diamond DA-42 Multi-Engine and


Flight Training Device Diamond DA – 42 Twin Engine Simulator.

The Agreement was signed by Hemanth DP, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific Flight Training and Gnaneswara Rao, Airport Director (AAI), Kalaburagi Airport, Karnataka.

In September 2020, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had stated in Rajya Sabha that India requires 9,488 pilots by 2024-25. The Government is seeking to upgrade the flight training infrastructure to meet the growing demand.

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