Bhanu Choudhrie is the president and founder of Alpha Aviation Group, a company dealing with simulators used for training commercial airline pilots. The aviation sector has been slow to change, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced it to adapt to changes more quickly than it usually does.
Alpha Aviation Group is among the leading aviation companies in innovation, including using a simulator-driven approach to commercial pilot training and provision of digital-first. Bhanu Choudhrie founded the group in 2006 to provide a cost-effective means of training commercial pilots as most of the airlines didn’t have enough financial resources to develop their sophisticated programs.
Alpha Aviation Group is among the first pilot trainers to offer multi-pilot licensing after the aviation regulators approved it. Multi-Pilot Licensing extensively uses simulators in training, unlike the traditional ones, reducing the number of times required in-flight training by more than 160 hours.
Acquisition of the license has enabled Bhanu Choudhrie to meet the budget of airlines while training his clients and increasing the number of his fleets at the same time. Traditional programs used to take more than five years to teach the pilots, but the introduced program has reduced the years of training to less than two years, and it has also reduced the cost of training significantly.
Bhanu Choudhrie is pleased by the action taken by the aviation sector when the pandemic occurred. Although some people opposed the move to stop their airlines from flying, Bhanu saw it as a good move because it slowed the spread of COVID-19. The industry needs to administer a long-term change in the future to overcome the competition in the market.
As they plan to resume their daily activities, technological innovation has to be implemented to meet the need for changes in the market. Choudhrie has a vision of introducing changes in pilot training which includes making training sessions more accessible to remote areas.
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