Monthly Archives: February 2008

Pilots with foreign radio licences risk being grounded

February 29, 2008

New Delhi: Pilots with Indian airline companies, who possess foreign licences for using wireless communication sets in cockpits, are in for a hard time.On February 7, the ministry of communication issued an order according to which some existing and new pilots would have to appear for an operating radio telephone (wireless used for communication...

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Science till 10th only? You can still be a pilot

February 28, 2008

New Delhi: Soon, almost anyone who has cleared Class XII could be eligible to become a pilot irrespective of which stream the person chose after Class X — arts, commerce or science.Existing rules stipulate that a student should have completed Class XII with physics and maths as compulsory subjects for becoming a flier.Now, the...

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New pilot norms may fuel interest among youth

February 28, 2008

New Delhi: The DGCA has recommended that anyone who has passed Class X with physics and maths and then completed Class XII from any stream can be considered for becoming a pilot.In fact, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), US’s regulatory and licensing agency, does not stipulate any minimum educational qualification for becoming a pilot.It...

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International students: FAA, Homeland Security crack down on US flight schools

February 28, 2008

Thousands of foreign student pilots have been able to enroll and obtain pilot licenses from U.S. flight schools, despite tough laws passed in the wake of the 9/ll attacks, according to internal government documents obtained by ABC News.“Some of the very same conditions that allowed the 9-11 tragedy to happen in the first place...

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Computer numbers allotted for flight crew exams

February 26, 2008

DGCA has published the list of computer numbers allotted to candidates for flight crew examinations.The DGCA website reminds that the mere allotment of computer number does not entitle the candidate for appearing in the Written/Oral examination.Application for written examination will only be accepted if the candidate fulfill the requirements mentioned in the CAR section...

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Oman Air to set up international pilot training complex

February 25, 2008

Muscat: Oman Air will set up a pilot training school and simulator in Muscat this year, according to Oman Air CEO Ziad Bin Karim Al Haremi.Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the launch of the airline’s re-branding at Shangri-La’s Burr al Jizza Resort and Spa, Al Haremi said: “With the Ministry of Defence...

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Education loans may come with insurance

February 23, 2008

New Delhi: Public sector banks will soon start offering insurance-linked education loans. The insurance premium will be a part of the expenses for the loan. The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has put together a model education loan scheme that entails a higher quantum of loan.The loan limit has been increased from Rs 7.5 lakh...

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JetLite tweaks salary of pilots to slash costs

February 23, 2008

New Delhi: JetLite, the low-cost subsidiary of Jet Airways, has ‘rationalised’ pilot salaries. Now they will have to fly 50% more for either the same salary or marginally more. Sources say this trend is likely to catch on, as almost all airlines are deep in red.“Our commanders used to get about Rs 3.50 lakh...

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Jan 2008 Pilots licence exam results published

February 23, 2008

DGCA has published the result of January 2008 session of Pilots licence examination is published.This list contains the results of those candidates who were admitted and haveappeared in Pilots Licence Examination, January 2008 session. The result of the candidate against whom Not Evaluated has been mentioned, theirOMR sheets could not be evaluated as they...

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Take off to a world of difference

February 22, 2008

Paramount Airways is now looking for Pilots. (The airline now fly Embraer jets and are planning to induct Airbus/Boeing aircraft).The requirement is for: Type rated pilots on ERJ 170/190 Non type rated captains & co-pilots The advertisement published this week in leading dailies says the company will provide type ratings on an attractive basis.Those...

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