Under the pact, Cyient will provide the training tools and the Telangana State Aviation Academy training services and infrastructure to conduct programmes.

Cyient signs MoU with Telangana to develop and conduct drone pilot training
Atom Drones Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 09:20
Written by  IANS

Cyient, a global IT solutions provider, on Monday signed a tripartite MoU with the government of Telangana and the Telangana State Aviation Academy (TSAA) to develop and conduct remote pilot (drone pilot) training and certification programmes.

Under the pact, Cyient will provide the training tools and the TSAA training services and infrastructure to conduct programmes. The courses will be developed as per DGCA curriculum guidelines.

The first of its kind initiative in Telangana is aimed at developing a pool of skilled drone pilots to meet industry needs, said Cyient.

They will work towards setting up at TASA a drone pilot training infrastructure, which will include a variety of rotatory and fixed-wing drones along with simulators to train pilots.

While they will work on customised courses suited to various industries, the current course will be a five-day training programme comprising combination of theory, realistic simulations and actual drone flying exercise.

The participants will be awarded a DGCA authorised remote pilot licence/certification upon passing a test at the end of the course.

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, IT, Electronics & Communications, said the partnership was a step towards providing emerging skills and shape the future of youth.

“Cyient is committed to promote innovation using technology and contribute to the skill enhancement of the youth. Drone technology provides new avenues to strengthen governments in areas of public safety and security, surveillance, and disaster management amongst several others.  We have been working with the Government of Telangana to develop solutions in many of these areas. This MoU gives us an opportunity to utilize our technological expertise to assist TSAA in designing and delivering drone pilot training courses as per DGCA curriculum guidelines and create a skilled talent pool for the industry,” Krishna Bodanapu, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Cyient, said.

G.B. Reddy, Officiating CEO of TSAA, said it will combine Cyient's knowledge of drone technology and application with TSAA's professional flying capabilities.