Month: July 2007

When a pilot doesn’t trust his co-pilot

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…

Indian Pilots New Incentive Program

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…

Realities of being a flight attendant

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…

How to rise to the top

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…

Fighter aces fly for fatter salaries

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…

Latest Jobs – With SpiceJet, Indian

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.…

Kingfisher wants expat cabin crew

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…