Indian start-up inks deal to train pilots in Serbia

Indian start-up carrier JettWings Airways, the first airline to be based in the northeast Indian state of Assam, has signed an agreement with the Serbian government to train its pilots in the country. The JettWings Serbia Cadet Pilot Program plans to train up to 800 pilots in Serbia over the next five years. The first cadet program will commence on November 15 of this year at the Aviation Academy of Serbia. The training will include theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on practical training. It will also incorporate advanced UPRT or Upset Prevention and Recovery Training and MCC or Multi-Crew Cooperation complete with flight simulator training. “It is one of the most ground-breaking initiatives and will ensure that pilots are trained to the highest standards of safety and professionalism. With this pact, JettWings Airways plans to create its own ecosystem of pilots and aviation personnel to meet the airline’s long-term expansion plans ”, the company said. The Serbian Embassy in India described the deal as “one of the most important initiatives in the field of bilateral relations between our two countries”. JettWings Airways has secured permits to launch operations and plans to run scheduled commuter services in India under the government’s regional connectivity scheme.

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