Month: May 2008

No foreign co-pilots from June 1

New Delhi: From June 1, India’s commercial aircraft will not have foreign co-pilots on board. This will open fresh opportunities for thousands of aspiring pilots in the airline industry, said a government official.The development comes in the wake of the…

Private aviation schools to come up in Haryana

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has decided to invite applications for setting up private civil aviation schools on four airstrips of the state in Pinjore, Karnal, Bhiwani and Narnaul, said Power Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala today.Addressing a press conference here, Surjewala,…

'India will need 8000 cabin crew per year '

Bhubaneswar: The boom in aviation sector calls for trained cabin crew and projections are that India aviation industry alone will need at least 8000 cabin crew per year observed Mr Shaibal Ghosh, head of international operations and east region, Frankfinn…

2010 deadline for expat pilots to leave

New Delhi: With growing instances of Indian students not getting jobs even after spending lakhs on commercial pilot licences (CPL), the government has turned ‘swadeshi’ to save their interests. The aviation ministry has laid down that an Indian carrier can…

Jetstar to recruit 75 foreign pilots

Sydney: Qantas has reportedly secured government approval to employ 75 pilots from off-shore to fly its low-cost Jetstar subsidiary’s aircraft.If it proceeds, it will be the largest-scale hiring of off-shore pilots since the airline pilots strike in Australia 20 years…

Flight testing a unique profession

Bangalore: Flight testing is a unique profession that requires a mix of operational experience and a good foundation in advanced science and engineering, Air Marshal P V Naik Vice Chief Air Staff said.Air Force Test Pilots School (AFTPS), which started…