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Haryana civil aviation dept purchases simulator

Press Trust Of India  |  New Delhi/ Chandigarh 

A modern multi-engine one-elite simulator type, equipped with the latest technology has been purchased by the department for providing training to students at the Civil Aerodrome in Karnal.

The simulator, FNPT-I costing Rs 1.25 crore, which has reached Karnal, will be shortly installed at the civil aerodrome and made operational by the middle of December this year, after obtaining approval from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Order for the simulator had been placed after the state government approved the proposal for purchase, an official spokesman said here today.

Inspection of the equipment was made by the Executive Director, Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation (HICA), at

Once the multi-engine simulator is installed, all branches of will send trainees to Karnal where, besides those seeking commercial licence, all pupil-pilots will undergo training required for qualifying to join the airlines.

The Civil Aviation Department plans to set up flying training institutes at all airstrips, aerodromes and general aviation hubs (at Hisar and Bhiwani) and helicopter aviation hubs (at Narnaul and Pinjore) in the state through the PPP mode in the current financial year 2010-11.

First Published: Tue, November 16 2010. 00:41 IST