Month: January 2007

2-month notice period for airline staff

Mumbai: Engineers leaving an airline will now have to serve a two-month notice period and secure a no objection certificate from the current employer. Top representatives of domestic airlines have signed a preliminary agreement for a two-month notice period for…

Pilot training in India interests Cessna, Bell

Because of the growing need for pilots in India, Cessna Aircraft is considering opening centers to offer flight training there.If it does, it would join with Cessna’s sister company, Bell Helicopter, which announced plans in India this week to establish…

Pilots to fly into engineers' zone

Mumbai: Can a pilot do an engineer’s job? The Directorate General of Civil Aviation thinks so. In a shocking decision taken this week, pilots have been deemed eligible to carry out pre-flight inspection of aircraft during transit halts.The 15-20 minute…

This is your 18-yr-old pilot speaking

Next time you fly, don’t necessarily expect a 30-something man to call the shots inside the cockpit. With the age graph dipping in this particular profession, it is possible that the pilot will be some teenager, with a tattoo on…

Advanced aircraft engine school in India

New Delhi: CFM International will shortly set up an Aircraft Engine Training School in India to impart advanced courses in maintenance of its CFM56 engine that powers all the short-and-medium haul Boeing 737s and a majority of Airbus 320 series…

More Middle-class pilots for India

New Delhi: Flying schools have reported an increase in the number of students from middle-class families. It’s education loans which have enabled aspiring pilots from these middle-class families to take wings.Though the average cost of pilot training in India is…