In the recently concluded financial year of 2021-22, the Indian flying academy Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) met its goal of 19,000 flying hours, the highest since 1986.
During the fiscal year 2021-22, the academy accomplished 19,110 flying hours with a fleet of 18 aircraft.
The former record was set in 2013-14, when the academy completed 18,776 hours of flight time with a fleet of 24 planes.
In 2021-22, IGRUA's per aircraft utilisation reached a new high of 1062 hours per year, surpassing the previous high of 1000 hours per aircraft per year. In 2013-14, the previous high was 782 hours per aircraft per year.
In 2020-21, IGRUA recorded 13,282 hours of flight time and generated 62 Commercial Pilot License holders, while in 2019-20, it logged 14,830 hours and generated 67 CPL holders.
In a statement, IGRUA Director Krishnendu Gupta stated, "IGRUA is likely to complete 20,000 flying hours in 2022-23."