2 Aug 2017

Initiatives to Bridge Skill Gap in Civil Aviation Sector

In accordance with the road map for aviation education and skill development contained in the National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016, a number of initiatives have been taken in order to bridge skill gaps wherever these exist

The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) has been set up to facilitate and promote aviation studies and research, achieve excellence in areas related to aviation sector, and to produce quality human resources. RGNAU also conducts Executive Development Programmes and Management Development Programmes for the industry.
During the last five years between 2012 and 2016, Commercial Pilot's Licence (CPL) was granted to 3,016 persons and Airline Transport Pilot's Licence (ATPL) to 2,172 persons, while Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Licence were granted to 159 persons and Basic AME Certificate to 3,644 persons as per data maintained by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). 
This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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