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DGCA certifies Pratt & Whitney training centre in Hyderabad

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney on Friday announced that the country's civil aviation regulator has certified its customer training centre in Hyderabad.

"This is a major milestone for United Technologies Corporation India (Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center India), as it allows the company to provide DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) CAR147-approved training to aircraft engineers and technicians from Pratt & Whitney's airline customers in the region," the company said in a statement.

According to the company, the training centre in Hyderabad -- established to enhance the skills of the work force in India's aviation industry -- is only the third Pratt & Whitney training facility in the world.

Currently, there are well over 100 aircraft in India powered by V2500 engines made by Pratt & Whitney and International Aero Engines AG, a consortium in which the company has a majority share.