The Airports Authority of India has floated tenders for Leasing of Land for Establishing Flying Training Organizations (FTOs) on Design, Build, Operate, Maintain and Transfer Basis (DBOMT) at Belagavi, Jalgaon, Kalaburgi, Khajuraho, Lilabari and Salem Airports.
.The Airports Authority of India (“AAI” or the “Authority”), a Miniratna Category-1 Public
Sector Enterprise, was constituted by an Act of Parliament and came into being on 1st April
1995, merging erstwhile National Airports Authority and International Airports Authority of
India. In order to promote the Indian Civil Aviation sector and in line with the vision of ‘Atma nirbhar Bharat’ initiated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, it is imperative to encourage establishment of Flying Training Organizations (FTOs) in India. In light of the above, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has formulated guidelines/policies for the establishment of FTOs in a phased manner at airports for use of flying training.
Airport FTO No. Belagavi 1.1 5000 Approximate FTO Size (In Sq. meter)
FTO Belagavi 1.2 5000 Approximate FTO Size (In Sq. meter)
Lease Fee FTO Fee (in INR per square meter per Annum) for Belagavi 70
Arvind Singh Chairman Airports Authority of India in a presser in New Delhi had said in Oct 2020 that the government has approved a policy to set up flying training organizations at six airports – Belagavi, Jalgaon, Khajuraho, Kalaburagi, Lilabari, and Salem.
It may be recalled that, then Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha who had visited Belagavi in 2018 had suggested having flying clubs/ academies at the Belagavi airport so as to give diverse employment opportunities to the thousands of engineering and medical students studying at Belagavi to embark on a career in aviation