Punjab settled Rs 8.5 crore deal which is related with purchasing of three aircraft for flying clubs. This purchase of three aircraft’s has been done after 54 years. One of These three aircraft’s is lying defunct and other two running their operations currently with the aircraft’s from flying clubs that are located outside the state.
In 1962 Pushpak aircraft was purchased by the government of joint Punjab which is led by Partap Singh Kairon for training the commercial navigator of the Punjab state flying clubs.Currently these flying clubs had paid very heavy amount per year to a Delhi based flying club which provides aircraft’s on lease.
Some of the Sources told that Punjab Civil Aviation Council purchased two Cessna 172S aircraft from US and had already made payment of Rs 4.5 crore. Also a twin-engine Tecnam P2006T aircraft is purchased by the council from Italy which is of around Rs 3.5-3.75 crore.
Special Secretary APS Virk of Department of Civil Aviation said that Cessna aircraft’s are ready. For their inspection our chief instructor reached US. These aircraft’s will be flown to state in October. These aircraft’s will be used to train commercial pilots of the flying clubs in Amritsar, Patiala and Ludhiana.