Bhanu Choudhrie, a UK-Indian billionaire and the director of C&C Alpha Group stated his plans to expand the firm’s operations in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Choudhrie has shown interest in UAE for decades. The company’s Sharjah-based aviation school Alpha Aviation Academy are expected to see a lot of growth in the next years. Choudhrie also plans to enter the desalination sector of Saudi Arabia via Dubai-based Alpha Utilities.
C&C Alpha Group invested in a lot of industries, and one of those industries is the aviation industry, particularly in the UAE where aviation demand is all-year high. Currently, there are 120 recruits being trained in the UAE. The school also operates in other Asian countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Although the growing demand for aviation school is a good sign of expansion, the limited airspace in the Middle East proves to be a challenge in expanding its operation. Because of this, Bhanu Choudhrie plans to expand Alpha Aviation Academy’s operations other Asian countries as well as in Europe. Choudhrie states that students in the UAE will be getting their training in the country as well as overseas. For more information about Bhanu Choudhrie, view his Crunchbase profile
According to Bhanu Choudhrie, the demand for Airbus 320, 330, and 340 pilots have been huge in the US in the past years. The company is working hard to fill the demand. In addition, Alpha Aviation Academy also plans to make the gender parity in this industry nearer. There are only 3% of women pilots globally, Choudhrie plans to make it up to 20%. The school has been encouraging to recruit more women pilots.
In addition to this, Bhanu Choudhrie leads Alpha Utilities, which operates the Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination, is another success story for the C&C Alpha Group. It was able to generate 0.5 million gallons of water per day which is supplied to the Hamriyah Free Trade Zone Authority. Choudhrie also plans to improve the operation of Alpha Utilities from 0.5 million gallons to 2 million gallons per day to answer the growing demand. The firm also managed to close a deal with Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority to build an SWRO desalination plant. This plant is expected to generate 2.2 million gallons of water per day.