P&W CEN­TRE AIMS TO DOU­BLE TRAIN­ING DAYS

Deccan Chronicle - - BUSINESS - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT HY­DER­ABAD, JUNE 14

Jet en­gine maker Pratt & Whit­ney ex­pects to nearly dou­ble its train­ing ca­pac­ity at its Hy­der­abad cen­tre by the end of this year, ac­cord­ing to a top of­fi­cial.

The cen­tre, which trains pro­fes­sion­als in high-tech avi­a­tion from the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent and South­east Asia, uses VR-based sys­tems along­side nor­mal en­gines. “The cen­tre has an abil­ity to train pro­fes­sion­als for 5,000 stu­dent days per year. By the end of this year, we hope to utilise the two ad­di­tional class­rooms to boost the cen­tre’s ca­pa­bil­ity to 9,000 stu­dent days per year,” said Amit Pathak, gen­eral man­ager, In­dia, P&W.

The cen­tre, which is spread over two acres, is equipped with three air­craft en­gines in­clud­ing the com­pany’s lat­est en­gine.

When asked if there were any plans to add a fourth en­gine to cen­tre, P&W In­dia MD Palash Roy Chowdhury said, “As ad­di­tional vari­ants of the GTF en­gine fam­ily en­ter ser­vice in the re­gion, ad­di­tional GTF fam­ily en­gine vari­ants and as­so­ci­ated train­ing would be made avail­able.”

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