GHIAL in MoU with Belgian Sabena for aviation academy in India

Mumbai: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), a unit of GMR Infrastructure Ltd, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Belgium-based independent flight trainer Sabena Flight Academy to set up a joint venture modern aviation academy in the city of Hyderabad.

In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, GMR said it would invest more than 80 million euros over the next three years on the infrastructure for the academy, which is expected to be operational by January 2009.

According to GMR, the academy will be built near its upcoming Rajiv Gandhi International airport in Hyderabad and will offer complete training packages for a number of aviation related activities, including pilot and cabin crew training, engine engineers, technicians and aviation consultants.