NAGPUR: 

Students of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Maharashtra are all set to get an opportunity to study how to join and fit body parts of the Rafale and Falcon aircraft, an official said on Tuesday.

The France-based Dassault Aviation, the producer of Rafale fighter jets, signed an agreement with the government-run ITI Nagpur last month for starting an ”Aeronautical Structure and Equipment Fitter” course at the institute.

“The students will get training in the assembly of aerostructure, cockpit fitting, wings fitting and body structure fitting of Falcon and Rafale aircraft at the DRAL unit here,” ITI’s principal Hemant Aware told PTI.

The Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL), a joint venture between Dassault Aviation and Reliance Group, has a facility in MIHAN (Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur) for the assembling of Falcon 2000 passenger planes and parts of Rafale jet.