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UAE-based pilot training institute's Romanian acquisition expands Indian Student's prospects

July 13, 2023 Photo(s): By SkyOne FZE
Jaideep Mirchandani
Founder and Group Chairman of SkyOne FZE

Aviation pioneer Jaideep Mirchandani, Founder and Group Chairman of SkyOne FZE and Aerosiva Holding Limited, has expanded the scope of pilot training facilities beyond the UAE - much to the delight of Indian aviation aspirants. Sharjah-based Pier Seven Aviation recently announced the acquisition by its parent entity, Aerosiva Holdings Ltd, of FLY LEVEL, a leading aviation training organization based in Bucharest, Romania.

This strategic move aims at providing comprehensive training solutions and further solidifies Pier Seven’s position as a global leader in aviation education. Given that most of Pier Seven's students are from India, this acquisition will provide fresh opportunities for aviation aspirants in India.

Commenting on the acquisition Jaideep Mirchandani said, "We are delighted to welcome Fly Level into our aviation family. This acquisition aligns perfectly with our vision of providing high-quality training and education to aspiring aviation professionals.’

In the last five years, Pier Seven Aviation has successfully conducted 71 batches of A320 Type Rating training approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), training almost 500 India pilots in various courses successfully. The Sharjah-based institute offers complete training solutions from airport pick-up upon landing to the final drop at the time of completion - making it the most preferred training institute for Indians in the UAE.

Mirchandani remarked, "Air travel in India is witnessing unparalleled growth and increasing the demand for pilots and crew. Most of the pilots enrolling with Pier Seven Aviation hail from India and I hope that with this acquisition we provide new horizons for aviation training. With FLY LEVEL's expertise and reputation, we are confident that together we can offer an even greater range of training programs and continue to shape the future of aviation.”

Sky One FZE's Pier Seven Aviation remains committed to delivering excellence in pilot training, nurturing a new generation of skilled and confident aviators. Saptarishi Sen, who completed his CPL from Florida, USA, chose Pier Seven Aviation for his A320 type training. He was drawn to the training centre by their highly skilled trainers and comprehensive facilities. “Pier Seven Aviation offered me comprehensive packages that included not only state-of-the-art training but also accommodation, transportation, and meals. Their holistic approach enabled me to focus entirely on enhancing my technical skills and gain a deeper understanding of the aviation industry," he said.

Talking about the facility's innovative simulation technology and team of experienced instructors, Mr. Mirchandani added," I believe that it is crucial to offer tailored, flexible, and highly responsive solutions for pilot training. Now with our acquisition of FLY LEVEL, we are expanding our premier aviation training services beyond pilot training."

Pier Seven Aviation's state-of-the-art simulators, including A320 FFS, B737 FFS, B747-400 FFS, and A320 FTD, have been approved by EASA and other International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Civil Aviation Authorities.