IndiGo contracts CSTPL for ATR flight training program

An IndiGo ATr in flight
Photo Credit: Dylan Agbagni via Wikimedia Commons.

IndiGo will further enhance its flight crew training program by partnering with CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (CSTPL).

This collaboration will involve flight training programming for the carrier’s ATR twin turboprop aircraft fleet.

IndiGo’s Regional Expansion

Since 2017, IndiGo has been aggressively developing its domestic regional air connectivity across India. With the introduction of ATR 72-600 aircraft into its fleet, the airline has expanded its reach to 52 destinations, fostering trade and connectivity in previously underserved regions.

To support its domestic flight crew operations, IndiGo has consistently invested in advanced training methodologies to ensure the highest standards of safety and efficiency.

IndiGo and CSTPL

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IndiGo and CSTPL signifies a synergistic partnership aimed at elevating pilot training to unprecedented levels.

CSTPL, renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and pursuit of quality training, will provide exclusive simulator training for IndiGo’s ATR pilots.


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The installation of a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for ATR aircraft in Bengaluru, Karnataka, will introduce advanced immersive and comprehensive training.

An IndiGo ATR aircraft is loaded at Bengaluru.
Photo Credit: Gaurav Gowda

Pilot Upskilling and Skills Development

Captain Ashim Mittra, Senior Vice President-Flight Operations at IndiGo, expressed pride in the alliance with CSTPL, highlighting its significance in upskilling pilots and expanding the airline’s reach.

With access to advanced simulation technology and personalized training programs, IndiGo’s pilots are poised to navigate the skies with unparalleled proficiency.

This initiative resonates deeply with the Government of India’s UDAN mission, reinforcing IndiGo’s commitment to connecting smaller and medium-sized towns and cities across the nation.

CSTPL: Excellence in Pilot Training

Led by Ashwani Acharya, CSTPL stands at the forefront of pilot training in India. With facilities strategically located in Greater Noida, Gurugram, and Bengaluru, CSTPL offers round-the-clock simulator availability, ensuring uninterrupted access to training resources.

From ab-initio CPL holders to advanced-level type training, CSTPL caters to the diverse needs of cockpit crew, setting the benchmark for industry standards.

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