Monthly Archives: February 2007

Alteon Launches World's First Multi-Crew Pilot License Beta Test

February 27, 2007

Brisbane: Alteon Training, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company announced today the launch of its Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) beta test in Brisbane, Australia.MPL is a new pilot license developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as an alternative to the traditional approach of training and licensing pilots. It is designed specifically...

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Student Pilots From India Set a Course for Montgomery Field

February 26, 2007

An explosive demand for more aircraft and pilots to fly them in India led to a big coup for San Diego Flight Training International at Montgomery Field.The school has signed a contract with an Indian firm to train at least 100 students, most of whom will be hired by regional airlines in that fast-developing...

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Job seekers crowd the cockpit

February 25, 2007

New Delhi: Pilot shortage and the lucrative pay packet are attracting people from myriad backgrounds to fly commercial aircraft. And it’s not just air force and naval officers who are ready to make a career switch but also dentists, architects, software engineers, flight pursers et al who are looking at flying as a new...

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CFM Training Center In India

February 24, 2007

New Delhi: CFM International is in the initial stages of setting up an Aircraft Engine Training School in India to provide advanced maintenance courses for the CFM56 engine that powers Boeing 737s and a majority of Airbus A320 series aircraft. The school — its fourth after ones in the U.S, Europe and China —...

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AI needs 100 new pilots every year

February 23, 2007

Under the special pilot training scheme launched by Air India, courses at flying schools abroad will last from six months to a year, after which the trainees would get a licence.AI would then train them on its simulators before allowing them to fly as co-pilots in the medium-sized Boeing 737-800s and A-310s. With more...

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AI sells a pilot dream to youth

February 23, 2007

New Delhi: The acute shortage of pilots in India could turn out to be a boon for young science and engineering graduates who dream of flying high. Air India has decided to select 150 such students every year after an aptitude test and send them for pilot training to Europe and Australia.Air India has...

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Manitoba to offer aviation training in India

February 23, 2007

Mumbai: An agreement designed to help India’s aviation industry was signed here today by the city-based Cubex India with Winnipeg Aviation and Red River College of Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada).The agreement seeks to provide aviation management and aircraft maintenance engineering services to meet the country’s burgeoning demand in the fast growing sector, the parties announced.Manitoba...

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Instructor shortage: Flying clubs get innovative

February 18, 2007

New Delhi: With more airlines starting up and some 3,000 pilots needed over the next five years, instructors in flying clubs are leaving by the droves for them.There were some 70 instructors in 2003; last year there were just about 30, say experts. But some flying clubs are trying to stem this trend by...

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American School of Aviation opens recruitment centre in Hyderabad

February 17, 2007

Hyderabad: The American School of Aviation (ASA), a US-based pilot training institute, opened a recruitment centre in Hyderabad on Tuesday, making it the eighth such centre for the ASA in the country.ASA was planning to open 20 more recruitment centres in the country by the end of the year. The institute, which is in...

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Air India hunting for pilots overseas

February 17, 2007

Air India, which is acquiring 68 Boeing aircraft for $11 billion, is on a major pilot-sourcing drive, as the state-run airline is enhancing existing services, apart from starting new ones. The national flag carrier has already sourced 20 pilots from Belgrade-based Jat Airways Training Centre, and 18 more will join shortly. Air India, which...

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