Europe''s largest flight training school may start operations in India

New Delhi: GCAT Flight Academy, one of the largest flight training schools in the world in terms of customers, proposes to begin operations in India. The academy has been drawn to a market that has been expanding rapidly for three years and is ranked next only to China, according to Swedish government officials.

Currently, the academy has training centres located in London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Riga and Hong Kong.

GCAT Flight Academy is the largest flight-training organization in Europe and the third largest in the world with 340 customers. It owns 40 commercial full flight simulators for long range, regional and helicopter aircraft types, and also offers a range of other training equipment for pilot, cabin crew and maintenance training.

Some of GCAT''s current training partners include Aero Madrid, Air Canada, BMI, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Lufthansa Flight Training, SAS, Shandong Airlines and Swiss Aviation Training.