Lee Woodward and Hemanth DP

Skyborne Airline Academy has selected Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Limited (APFTAL) India to conduct the US FAA to India DGCA Flight Licence Conversion (FLC) part of its IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme.

Taking fewer than six weeks to complete, this phase provides cadets with India airspace familiarisation training, formal DGCA flight training and tests curriculum in a Garmin G1000 equipped DA42 aircraft. Cadets will train at APFTAL’s facility in Hyderabad.

"We... chose APFTAL for the quality of its facilities, its reputation and expertise," said Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne.

"Furthermore, Hyderabad has a favourable climate for flight training, presenting cadets with optimal weather conditions."

Hemanth DP, Chief Executive Officer, APFTAL, said: "We are very excited to be working with Skyborne and the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme, providing India’s most talented cadets with FAA to DGCA Flight Licence Conversion training."

In January, IndiGo enlisted Skyborne to train up to 100 pilots-a-year, for five years, as part of IndiGo's Pilot Programme.