Month: October 2006

Centre may nix AP's aviation varsity plan

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government’s plans to set up an aviation university at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Begumpet may not take off.Instead, the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) may give the go-ahead to the Airports Authority of India…

Govt to dilute equity in Rai Bareli pilot school

New Delhi: As part of efforts to improve the pilot training infrastructure in the country, India is inviting global players to manage Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA) at Rai Bareli.Notices inviting expressions of interest from major international players have…

Pilot training facilities to be revamped

Mumbai: The central government has decided to revamp and upgrade its pilot training institute, the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA), to overcome shortage of pilots in the country.“The government is soon going to invite major global aviation players in…

China needs over 10,000 pilots

Chinese airlines will need an additional 10,000 airline pilots over the next five years, and the figure expected to reach 18,000 by 2015, said a senior official of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).Many Chinese airlines have…

Qantas sends 300 jobs to India

Qantas is set to axe 300 information technology workers in Australia and send their jobs to India. The carrier has shortlisted two Indian companies to take over the work, saying it was impossible to find enough high-tech expertise in Australia…