Orient Flights is one of the leading Pilot Training Institutions, approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Government of India. Established in 1994, OFS operates in Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry), and has trained hundreds of pilots, including those formally sponsored by the state Governments of Jharkhand and Karnataka over the last 22 years.
Orient Flights manages one of the largest and most versatile fleet in the country - It has a fleet of thirteen aircraft, five Cessna 152, five Cessna 172, a Piper Seneca III, a Beech craft King Air C90A and a Beechjet 400. The fleet strength is set to increase in the near future. The Cessna and the Seneca are used for Single and Multi Engine pilot training respectively. The C-90 and the Beech jet are used exclusively for charter operations.
Orient Flights is the Aviation Wing, under the Hindustan Group of Institutions, with its Head Quarters at Chennai. The Group has been offering a wide range of courses in Engineering, Management, Applied Sciences and Aviation for over three decades.
Orient Flights obtained its initial approval as a Flying Training Organisation (FTO), to operate at Puducherry airport on 23 Dec 94, vide DGCA letter no. AV-22011/6/93-FG, dated 9 Jan 95. This initial approval was periodically renewed every year, during the past 22 years.
The flight training at OFAA meets international standard in accordance with regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India.
"Achieve a predominant position in the Aviation Industry in the ASEAN, focusing on Pilot Training for the Commercial Airline Industry and to provide Business Aviation Services to the corporate / Tourist clientele."