Indian Consul General Manish recently visited Abbotsford-based aviation sector companies. He took a tour of various facilities along with MLA Bruce Banman, who facilitated the tour of the airport and three other aviation sector companies, which included Conair Aerial Firefighting, Chinook Helicopters and Cascade Aerospace.
The tour began with visit to Abbotsford International Airport, where he met with Param Sidhu, Airport General Manager. Manish briefed him on the growth shown in the Indian aviation sector and opportunities available in India. During the last year, Abbotsford airport received almost 1 million passengers and has targeted to reach 1.2 million passengers during the current year.
Manish visited the office of Chinook Helicopters and was received by Cathy Press, CEO. He took a tour of the training facility. The company provides basic and specialized advanced flight and ground training on both airplanes and helicopters. They also receive students from India. Press briefed Manish about their various training courses and opportunities for training of Indian students in the field of aircraft and helicopter flying.
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