Monthly Archives: April 2008

Cradle to fly high in steel city

April 30, 2008

Jamshedpur: AHA Air Hostess Academy opened its 39th branch on Kalimati Road in Sakchi today.The officials AHA cited the exodus of students to nearby areas for training as one of the main reasons for this move.Inaugurating the centre, the officials of AHA said that they have been a pioneer in this field since past...

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Indian aviation industry to need 6,000 more pilots in 5 years

April 29, 2008

New Delhi: India’s fast-growing aviation industry, which is facing a shortage of pilots, will need an estimated 6,000 more certified captains in the next five years.At present, the booming airline industry is facing a shortage of approximately 1,000 qualified pilots, Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel told Rajya Sabha in a written reply today.“With...

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AME Computer Numbers allotted

April 29, 2008

DGCA has published the list of computer numbers allotted to candidates appearing for AME licence examination. DGCA advices the candidates to ensure the correctness including the spelling of the data in the list.The candidates from the AME Trg. Institutes must enclose the results of their 1st & 2nd semesters along with their CA-9 applications.The...

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AME Licence Examination result published

April 26, 2008

Result of AME Licence Examination, Feb 2008 session conducted by DGCA is published.The results of candidates appeared for the exams at the various centers is avilable at the DGCA site: Delhi Mumbai Bangalore Chennai Hyderabad Other (The result of the candidates against whom NE has been mentioned, theirOMR answer sheets could not evaluated as...

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Licensed pilots aplenty, yet few make the cut

April 24, 2008

Bangalore: Over the last two years, lured by lucrative opportunity that had opened up in the Indian skies, many rushed to get a CPL.As a result, today, the market is flooded with CPL holders.Hitesh Patel, executive vice-president, Kingfisher Airlines, said there is much to choose from when it comes to candidates at the CPL...

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Aircraft, pilots now come cheap

April 24, 2008

New Delhi: The recent bankruptcy of four global airlines in the US and Hong Kong has turned out to be a bonanza for Indian private carriers looking for aircraft at low prices and experienced pilots.Low fares, high capital costs and high pilot salaries have driven most Indian carriers into the red. The bankruptcy cases...

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Placement fair for retired IAF personnel

April 23, 2008

A placement fair will be held next month in Barrackpore near here for retired IAF personnel, including pilots, for recruitment by airlines and business associations.“A placement cell has been opened at Indian Air Force’s Barrackpore premises. The officers are contacting civil airline companies, business associations like CII to invite prospective recruiters,” the Army’s Eastern...

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'India needs better standards in flight training

April 22, 2008

As group president he doesn’t get much time to fly aeroplanes. But flying still remains his first love, and it was to ensure that more Indian pilots get world-class training that he was recently in the capital. “We have just concluded an agreement with the Government of India to provide pilot training in the...

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Flying Cats to offer 3-yr BBA course in aviation

April 22, 2008

Jamshedpur: Chandigarh-based airhostess training institute Flying Cats, which was the first such institute in India to offer a one-year university diploma course in aviation, travel and tourism in technical collaboration with the Annamalai University, soft launched a three-year bachelor in business administration (BBA) degree course in aviation here on Monday. ____________________________In The News: Flying...

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CTC Aviation looks at Indian carriers for placements

April 22, 2008

New Delhi: With the Indian aviation booming and the need for pilots felt not only in the country but the world over, New Zealand-based aviation training academy, Crew Training Centre (CTC) is surveying the option of partnering with Indian carriers for cadet placements. Speaking exclusively to Express AviationWorld, John Jones, chief executive, CTC Aviation...

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