Monthly Archives: April 2007

Now, AMEs enjoy high-flying perks

April 30, 2007

Bangalore: The salaries of aircraft maintenance engineers have gone up by 30-60% in the last two to four years. The shortage of aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs) in India, though not as severe as that of pilots, has led to this significant rise. The salaries of certified AMEs, holding multiple licenses, have risen from around...

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Boeing unit tries to speed pilot training to fill high demand

April 30, 2007

As The Boeing Co. and Airbus sell more planes than ever, many of those planes are headed to parts of the world where airlines are desperate for pilots. With such demand, Alteon is testing a program that can cut training time in half. Students will spend much more time in ground-based simulators and far...

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Air India's Cadet Pilot recruitement soon: Minister

April 27, 2007

Air India proposes to take Science/Engineering graduates as Cadet Pilots. This information was given by Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Praful Patel in Lok Sabha today.Under the scheme, Science and Engineering graduates who have passed in First Class will be recruited as Cadet Pilots after they successfully go through the Written Test/Interview/Psychometric & Pilot...

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SBoP, Frankfinn sign MoU for loans to students

April 27, 2007

Patiala: The State Bank of Patiala and Frankfinn Aviation Services Ltd today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for providing loans to its students all over the country.The tie-up makes State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) as Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training’s “Preferred Partner Bank”, which will ensure 100 per cent financing of the...

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A-I to train pilot recruits abroad

April 26, 2007

New Delhi: Air-India is in the process of recruiting 100 fresh science graduates this year ~ the process would continue for seven consecutive years ~ to meet the pilot shortage it would face when 68 brand new Boeing aircraft are inducted by 2011 in a phased manner. A-I would spend over 140 crore ~...

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Indian carriers flying abroad to hone talent

April 26, 2007

New Delhi: Indian carriers are looking at foreign skies not just to hire expat pilots, but also to groom their own talent. More and more airlines are tying up with foreign training institutes to train their pilots.Kingfisher Airlines has an agreement with California-based American School of Aviation and Phoenix-based Sabena Flight Academy. IndiGo recently...

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Airlines Find Hiring Pilots Increasingly Difficult

April 25, 2007

Globally, airlines have ordered hundreds of new planes, the number of air connections is growing, but shortages of people able to work on them are starting to appear in Poland.The Polish low-cost carrier Centralwings is planning to employ 120 pilots by the year 2010. Lufthansa is looking for 360 people, while Ireland’s Ryanair will...

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Developing human capital

April 25, 2007

ITFT is among one of the few institutes in the country to offer international standard combined courses in the tourism, hospitality and airline disciplines. Praveen K Singh profiles the institute:Established in 1994, primarily with the aim to develop quality human capital for the service sector, the Institute of Tourism & Future Management Trends (ITFT),...

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Dreams in eyes, they prepare to fly high

April 22, 2007

Ludhiana: Manu Bharadwaj, a student of M.Sc (mathematics) at Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, is no more the shy girl she was a few months ago. She is a confident young woman, looking forward to her career in the aviation industry. Gayatri Malhotra, a student of MA (Hindi) from SCD Government College for...

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Extreme Pilot Shortage-An Opportunity Unparalleled

April 21, 2007

In 2005 India’s aviation sector was freed of bureaucratic shackles and stifling Govt restrictions & the industry is now poised to expand by leaps and bounds.At present, existing private domestic carriers as well as the new startups have a total of 337 aircraft on order, mostly Boeing and Airbus variants and some ATR and...

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