• Boeing and IGRUA Explore Collaboration Opportunities to Enhance Early Career Flight Training in India

    • Boeing continues to pursue collaboration opportunities to further develop the aviation industry in India.

    New Delhi,  March 28, 2022 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced plans to explore strategic collaboration opportunities to enhance safety and quality in early career flight training with Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), a premier flight training organization under the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).

    Boeing’s strategic collaboration with IGRUA is an important step in advancing aviation training in the country through collaboration with flight training and development organizations to enhance capabilities and safety.

    “IGRUA has always set the bar for training in Indian aviation. The collaboration with Boeing will help IGRUA set the bar even higher to achieve global standards. The collaboration will not just benefit the next generation of Indian pilots, but the entire aviation ecosystem of the country will benefit from Boeing’s experience in safety and quality. IGRUA is proud to be associated with Boeing,” said Krishnendu Gupta, Director, IGRUA.

    IGRUA’s experience in India and the surrounding region will provide key insights into identifying opportunities for the organizations to work together in the early career flight training field.

    “Boeing is committed to supporting and investing in the Indian Government’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat vision of continuing to develop India as an aviation hub,” said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India. “Our strategic collaboration with IGRUA will look at ways to further emphasize safety and quality to aspiring airline cadets in training and throughout their careers,” added Gupte.

    Boeing intends to further focus on developing both early career and professional flight training in India through collaborations, scholarships, experiential learning, innovation and technology.

    About IGRUAIndira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) is a pilot training institute located at Fursatganj Airfield, in Amethi district (formerly in Raebareli) of Uttar Pradesh, India. Established in 1985, it was the first such institute in India. It is an autonomous institution and comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

    The institution conducts flying training leading to the award of Commercial Pilot License (CPL). IGRUA also offers ancillary courses such as Multi Crew Coordination (MCC) and Crew Resource Management (CRM). IGRUA is also one of the approved institutes to carry out Certified Flying Instructors Refresher (CFI Refresher) Course by MOCA, Government of India. Visit https://igrua.gov.in/Aboutus.htm

    About Boeing IndiaBoeing is focused on delivering value to Indian customers with advanced technologies and is committed to creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector – developing local suppliers, and shaping academic and research collaborations with Indian institutions. Boeing has strengthened its supply chain with more than 275 partners in India and a joint venture to manufacture fuselages for Apache helicopters and vertical fin structures for the 737 family of airplanes. Annual sourcing from India stands at approximately $1 billion. Boeing currently employs 3,500 people in India, and more than 7,000 people work with its supply chain partners. Boeing’s employee efforts and India country-wide engagement serves communities and citizenship programs to inspire change and make an impact on more than 500,000 lives. Learn more at www.boeing.co.in.

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