Month: February 2007

Job seekers crowd the cockpit

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,…

CFM Training Center In India

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.…

AI needs 100 new pilots every year

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…

AI sells a pilot dream to youth

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…

Manitoba to offer aviation training in India

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…

Air India hunting for pilots overseas

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…