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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Rotorcraft Report: Eurocopter to Set Up Training Institute in India

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Eurocopter has stated plans to set up a pilot training facility in India, based on a shortage of qualified helicopter pilots, according to the Press Trust of India. "We are already in talks with some Indian entities for setting up a training institute where we can provide pilots for the helicopters," Senior Vice President (Asia-Pacific) of Eurocopter Norbert Ducrot said.

Ducrot said the company was looking at three segments of civilian market in India — emergency medical services, offshore and corporate world, with as many as one dozen firm orders from corporations in the country.

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