Monthly Archives: August 2007

Punjab govt to set up Civil Aviation varsity

August 25, 2007

Chandigarh: Punjab would soon have a Civil Aviation University to cater the need to equip and train the personnel in this field as the civil aviation was aheading towards a boom and had tremendous employment potential to offer to the unemployed youth in the state. An announcement to this effect was made by the...

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New pilot training plan sparks worries

August 23, 2007

Brussels, Belgium: The international airline industry, faced with a growing passenger load and a shortage of pilots, is ready to graduate its first flight crews from a shortened training program that experts warn may not be good enough.The new curriculum – known as the Multi-crew Pilots License – departs from conventional methods by slashing...

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Emirates and ECU open centre for security and aviation excellence

August 22, 2007

The Emirates Group has cemented its relationship with Western Australia’s Edith Cowan University with the opening of the Centre for Security & Aviation Excellence.The centre, run by Transguard Education Academy, is located at Emirates Group Security offices at Dubai Airport Free Zone, and offers programmes for security professionals, including those working in the aviation...

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New pilots paying to fly

August 22, 2007

Schiphol, Netherlands: When Austin Whitehead started his first job as a co-pilot with Ryanair this month, he had a little more than 250 hours of flight experience under his belt – and €92,000 in loans to repay for his training.It might seem odd that eager young pilots have to go so deeply into debt...

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Worldwide pilot shortage looms

August 21, 2007

Atlanta: The U.S. airline industry hopes to hire 12,000 pilots this year and 65,000 by 2012 amid a growing shortage that threatens to disrupt passenger service.But the recruiting job is made harder by a slew of retirements, a lack of new recruits and competition from overseas carriers and the U.S. military, The Washington Times...

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Over 1,000 applicants for new pilot positions at United Airlines

August 21, 2007

More than 1,000 pilots applied for 100 positions at United in the first 10 days that the company sought applications. The company is looking to hire 100 experienced pilots by the end of this year.“We are impressed by the volume of applications and, more importantly, by the caliber and diversity of the candidates applying...

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SIA training center: Breeding able flight crew

August 21, 2007

Preparing able flight and cabin crew is an important factor for modern airlines to ensure not only the comfort of their passengers, but also their safety. The Jakarta Post’s Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo, along with 18 journalists from both Indonesia and Singapore, recently participated in an aviation workshop held by Singapore Airlines (SIA).The airplane makes...

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Conquering the skies at 25

August 20, 2007

Mumbai: With airlines in the booming industry increasing their fleet, there are more vacancies at the helm. While 20-somethings are commanding single-aisle jets like A-320s and Boeing 737s, pilots are beginning to command 747s in their early 40s, something unheard of in the 1980s.“Globally, the average age of a jetliner commander is about 45-plus,...

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And now conquering the mind too

August 20, 2007

Do you say what you think even if it upsets someone? Do you ask people for help if a task seems too hard? Do you find it hard to enjoy life? Are you happy? At your next job interview, it might be your inner self the employer is most interested in, not what’s listed...

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Pilot (ATPL) Result July 2007 Session

August 20, 2007

DGCA has published Pilot (ATPL) Result July 2007 Session. The lists of candidates selected for oral exmination are published at DGCA site. ATPLG (Oral Examination List and Venue): Jul2007-Regular SessionATPCG (Oral Examination List and Venue): Jul2007-Regular Session Second Oral Examination of Air Navigation & Radio Aids & Instruments Subjects of Airline Transport Pilots General...

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