Sharing Aviation Abilities
New Zealand, which claims to have the highest per capita ratio of aircraft, one per thousand people, is to assist India in airport development and pilot training to achieve its growth potential in the civil aviation sector. Already known for its high calibre pilot training, New Zealand aviation feels it can help in meeting the requirement of trained pilots in India. “We have clear and perfect air space over a wide variety of terrain. Pilots learn to fly in a wide variety of conditions which makes them more skilful,” chief executive of Aviation New Zealand John Nicholson said. Companies from New Zealand are already providing fit-out services to large airports in India. “We are also providing design services around the food eating facilities at a number of airports like Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. They are designed in New Zealand but made in India,” Nicholson said.