Monthly Archives: January 2008

Avalon ties-up with Karnataka Open University to offer Airport Management Diploma

January 29, 2008

New Delhi: Avalon Aviation Academy, the aviation training wing of Aptech Limited, a Global learning Solutions Company, has tied-up with Karnataka State Open University to offer a Diploma in Airport Management and Customer Care.For the first batch starting Feb 2008, the admissions are currently on at the various Avalon Aviation Academies across the country.This...

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Sabena is first to offer third-party Eclipse 500 pilot training

January 29, 2008

Arizona-based Sabena Airline Training Centre (SATC) has received US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to offer Eclipse 500 type rating pilot training at the company’s Falcon Field facility in Mesa, Flight International has learned.A subsidiary of Belgium-based Sabena Flight Academy, SATC is the first training provider outside of Eclipse Aviation cleared by the FAA...

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"The good guys will always get jobs, glut or no glut.."

January 27, 2008

Satish, a young Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) holder, is tense. He completed his pilot training last year from Phoenix after spending Rs 24 lakh. But despite applying to various airlines in India, he hasn’t got a single call. “There are too many CPL holders in the market,” he says. “I am getting desperate —...

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Fatal crashes, close calls cast pall over flight school

January 27, 2008

High above a rural stretch of Florida east of Fort Myers, a young student pilot on her first solo flight began to panic.She had stopped receiving the radio signals that served as her way points in the sky. Now she was lost, and her single-engine trainer was running out of fuel.Desperation set in.If her...

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AME special session exam: Admitted candidates list published

January 26, 2008

DGCA has published the list of admitted candidates for January 2008 special session of AME Licence Examination (Delhi, Mumbai, Others). The examination is for those who applied in October 2007.Here is the schedule of exam and the list of candidates: Delhi Mumbai Others DGCA directs the candidates to download the respective pfd document in...

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Requirements of approval of aviation institutes: Suggest a change

January 26, 2008

DGCA have invited comments from all concerned operators and relevant agencies/ organizations on the proposed CAR (Civil Aviation Requirements)/amendments regarding approval of aviation training organizations giving training in the field of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering for obtaining Basic license in the following streams: Mechanical stream (Fixed wing), comprising of Light Aeroplanes (LA), Heavy Aeroplanes (HA),...

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More pilot training with standby instruments urged after Airbus A319 power loss

January 23, 2008

Investigators are recommending that pilots be trained more rigorously to fly with sole reference to standby instruments following a serious incident in which a British Airways Airbus A319 suffered an extensive loss of electrical power.The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch has also advised BA to review its reporting procedures after the inquiry team learned...

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New FAA Training Program Graduates First Student Pilot

January 23, 2008

Delta Connection Academy made history on January 4, 2008 when Steven Harden became the first flight school student pilot nationwide to complete the 141 FAA/Industry Training Standards (FITS) program designed to increase aviation safety, reduce the number of accidents and improve pilot skills and decision making in technically-advanced aircraft.The new FITS program focuses on...

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FAA certifies Eclipse's first flight simulator

January 23, 2008

The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Eclipse Aviation Corp.’s first flight simulator, manufactured by Florida’s Opinicus Corp.The simulator received Level D Full Motion Device certification — the highest qualification the FAA grants for simulators, allowing Eclipse to type certify student pilots without having to train in the Eclipse 500 jet.Eclipse has now initiated the...

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Air India Express flight attendant preliminary list published

January 21, 2008

The list of 50 candidates found suitable in the personal interview for the post of Airline Attendant for Air India Express is published by NACIL.Those whose names appear in list should attend a Pre-Employment Medical Examination, letters with the details of which are being sent.In case candidates whose names are in this list but...

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