The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi has been assigned to organize and hold training for Commercial Pilot License Courses, flying instructors and other persons involved or interested in civil aviation including training in twin-engine endorsement/ instrument rating.
Details of the infrastructure of the Akademi are as under-
-Thirteen DA40 aircraft equipped with glass cockpit.
-Five Trinidad TB-20 aircraft. TB-20 aircraft is a piston single engine aircraft with variable pitch propeller, retractable undercarriage and is equipped with modern Nav Aids.
-Four Zlin Z242L aircraft. It is a piston single engine aircraft with fixed under carriage and is equipped with modern Navigational Aids.
-Two DA 42 aircraft. The final stage of training is carried out on this aircraft. This is a twin-engine aircraft. The aircraft is equipped with modern and sophisticated radio & navigational aids. Particular attention is paid to Line Oriented Flying Training. The students graduate with multi-engine endorsement and instrument rating on their Commercial Pilot Licence.
-Single engine training is carried out on two Diamond DA40 flight simulators with CAE visual system having 180 degree field of view. The Akademi also has two single engine TB-20 flight simulator with visual system for initial flying training and instrument rating exercises.
-For multiengine training a Diamond DA42 flight simulator with CAE visual system having 180 degree field of view is available. The operational area has a 6080 feet runway with a parallel taxi track, dispersal area and three hangars. The complete area is equipped with night flying facilities including a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI). IGRUA airfield has its own nav and landing aids in terms of Very High Frequency Omini directional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and Instrument Landing System (ILS).
The Akademi is also equipped with most modern and sophisticated up-to-date audiovisual training aids and other facilities for effective ground training.
This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.