Month: March 2007

Bombay Flying club will take off again

Mumbai: All activities at The Bombay Flying Club, India’s oldest flying club, were grounded for the past year and a half. Why? Because the club, which was founded in 1929 by JRD Tata, lacked a chief flying instructor (CFI).But now…

Seneca partners with institutions in India

Seneca College’s reputation in China is already well established. Mohammed Khan, the school’s vice-president of International and Business Development, says anyone taking a flight on one of that country’s domestic airlines, for example, will most likely be served by flight…

Indian firm eyeing Changi Airport staff

Headhunters scouting for airport talent are eyeing staff at Singapore’s Changi in hopes of luring qualified people to fill key positions in India, media reports said Wednesday.Infrastructure giant GMR Group, leading the consortia tasked with building and running new airports…

State pilots wonder what to fly

Maharashtra state is stuck in an awkward situation as far as its official aircrafts meant for VIPs are concerned. Till recently, the government had been struggling for pilots to fly their planes as their only pilot did not qualify the…

Indian aviation schools fly abroad

New Delhi: To cash in on the rapidly growing demand for pilots, Indian aviation academies are setting up training facilities abroad, where they can churn out pilots as quickly as in eight months, compared to almost two years that it…