Monthly Archives: July 2007

When a pilot doesn’t trust his co-pilot

July 30, 2007

Mumbai: Pilots are worried about their co-pilots and that is worrying the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). “Would you trust your driver if he had just 10 hours of driving experience?” asks a senior and experienced pilot of a low-cost airline.The boom in the aviation sector has triggered off a time-bomb waiting to...

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Indian Pilots New Incentive Program

July 30, 2007

India, like many developing nations, puts legal restrictions on its military pilots, to prevent them from leaving for more lucrative jobs in civil aviation. This is making it more difficult to recruit new military pilots. Many potential military pilots note that airline pilots make twice what air force generals make, and much more than...

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Pailan – A robust career option in aviation

July 27, 2007

Pailan Aviation Institute is a promising institute in Siliguri that offers a robust career option for those who wish to fly high, says Swaati ChaudhuryIf you’re interested to shape your career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, then look forward to join Pailan Aviation Institute (PAI) that has emerged as the largest aviation-training institute in...

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University team in study to aid IAF women pilots

July 27, 2007

Coimbatore: A major project at Bharathiar University here involving the identification of anthropometric indicators that will be used to design equipment for women pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF), is in the final stages. The university’s Centre for Life Sciences is developing the indicators as part of a Defence Research and Development Organisation...

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No fences facing for aviation jobs in India

July 26, 2007

There is a huge requirement for pilots and engineers at the moment. By one count, the country would need 15,000 pilots by 2020, though the immediate needs for airlines are more modest. Kingfisher, for instance, needs 1,000 pilots as it triples its fleet to 100 aircraft by 2012. Air-India needs around 950 pilots to...

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Realities of being a flight attendant

July 26, 2007

Once “handmaidens” in an industry mile-high on glam, the women formerly known as “air-hostesses” have changed their image as well as their job title. And if you thought flight attendants were getting older, you would be right too.With the job now viewed increasingly as a profession, turnover is not as high as it once...

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How to rise to the top

July 25, 2007

The term – “new-age careers” – has come alive in customer centric industries like aviation and hospitality in India today.Whether it is in Aviation, Hospitality or for mega events like the ones mentioned above, there will be a highly demanding element of specialized services like security and allied services that will be called upon...

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Fighter aces fly for fatter salaries

July 24, 2007

Looks like Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots are eager to move on to greener pastures. Three months after the IAF permitted its aging pilots to switch to the civil-aviation stream, 13 have decided to bid adieu to service to join Air India, the entity created by the merger of Air India and Indian.The pilots...

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Latest Jobs – With SpiceJet, Indian

July 22, 2007

SpiceJet is back with the Cadet Pilot Programme.See the deatils here. Indian is currently doing recruitment for1. Sr. Trainee Pilot / Trainee Pilot.2. Senior Captain for B-737-200, Captain for B-737-200 & Captain for ATR-42-320 (On Alliance Air)3. Cabin Crew 4. Junior Operator

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Kingfisher wants expat cabin crew

July 21, 2007

New Delhi: Domestic air travellers will now be flown by a set of expatriate commander and co-pilot, but can they be served by foreign cabin crew as well? The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is grappling with this issue ever since Kingfisher submitted a request for hiring airhostesses and stewards from abroad.“We are...

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