Pratt & Whitney has received certification from both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for its PW1100G-JM Geared Turbofan (GTF) and V2500 engine technical training courses.

The latter complements the DGCA’s certification of V2500-A5 training in early 2017. Now, the newly certified courses will now take place at the Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Centre in Hyderabad.

“With the Hyderabad Training Centre, we bring hands-on, live, world-class aerospace training closer to our customers in this high-growth region,” said Bruce Hall, General Manager of Customer Training, Pratt & Whitney. “We are proud to deliver training programs that will help create a more skilled local aviation talent pool and support India in becoming a leader in the global aviation industry.”

The Hyderabad Training Centre has a capacity of 5,000 student days per year. In support of the government of India's national skills development campaign, “Skill India,” Pratt & Whitney will offer customised training for students as well as development programmes for college and university faculty members.

Elsewhere, Pratt & Whitney is exploring the use of virtual reality as part of its training offering.