Month: October 2007

India's cockpit crisis

India’s fast-growing airline industry is plagued by decaying infrastructure, frequent delays, and financial losses. Now add one more problem: a pilot shortage.The industry’s dozen or so carriers, many less than five years old, are scouring the globe in search of…

Smile and shine

Mumbai: With the airline industry expecting a growth rate of 25 percent rate per annum, analysts predict a 7,000-8,000 plus requirement for cabin crew (air hostesses and flight pursers) in the next three years. And the supply has been there…

Indian students in NZ plane crash

The pilot of a small plane which overshot the runway, clipped a fence and landed in scrub near Omaka Airfield yesterday has been described as a top flying student.The pilot and a fellow student, both from India, escaped with minor…