Month: August 2007

New pilot training plan sparks worries

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…

New pilots paying to fly

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…

Worldwide pilot shortage looms

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…

Conquering the skies at 25

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…

Pilot (ATPL) Result July 2007 Session

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…