Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K. C. Venugopal informed Rajya Sabha today that there is shortage of type rated Commanders in the country due to growth in aviation industry and induction of new aircraft in the fleet of airlines. However, sufficient number of co-pilots is available and employed with the airlines.
There is no shortage of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in the aviation sector. The Minister further said that as on date, there is no aviation university in the country in the private sector. Government proposes to set up “National Aviation University”at Indira Gandhi Uran Academy Complex, Fursatganj during the 12th plan.