Monthly Archives: May 2008

No foreign co-pilots from June 1

May 31, 2008

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 government’s decision that Indian airlines should have only Indian co-pilots from June 1. The...

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Achievers Aviation Academy opens branch in Goa

May 31, 2008

Panaji:Aviation training centre, Achievers Aviation Academy has opened up its base in Goa with the aim to provide skilled training in the field of aviation, hospitality and corporate training.“As a pioneer attempt in the state of Goa, the academy has collaborated with the Australian national airlines college for facilitating pilot training in Australia”, Mr...

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CAE to install two full-flight simulators at Bangalore training centre

May 31, 2008

Monreal: CAE has been awarded contracts to design and manufacture five full-flight simulators (FFSs) valued at more than C$56 million at list prices. The contracts are with Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Ansett Aviation Training, Skymark Airlines of Japan, and CAE‘s new training centre in Bangalore, India, which is a joint venture owned 50 percent by...

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Private aviation schools to come up in Haryana

May 29, 2008

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, who also heads the committee appointed by the Chief Minister to deliberate on all...

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'India will need 8000 cabin crew per year '

May 29, 2008

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 Institute of Air Hostess Training.Addressing a Press conference here today, he highlighted the prospects...

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Flying club founded by Tata set for take-off on govt grant

May 28, 2008

Jamshedpur: The Jamshedpur Cooperative Flying Club (JCFCL), set up by Tata group chairman Ratan Tata in 1965, is about to get a new lease of life. For starters, an initial Rs 5-crore grant from the Jharkhand government will see the club getting a state of-the-art flight training academy — complete with hostels, classrooms, staff...

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2010 deadline for expat pilots to leave

May 28, 2008

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 use a foreign pilot “up to a time limit of four years or July...

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Jetstar to recruit 75 foreign pilots

May 26, 2008

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 ago.The flight crew will be allowed to migrate to Australia under the 457 work...

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Flight testing a unique profession

May 25, 2008

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 to keep pace with India’s growing aviation and aero space needs and requirements 35...

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SriLankan trains 42 more aircraft engineers and technicians

May 23, 2008

Colombo: SriLankan Airlines recently completed comprehensive training programmes for 35 aircraft Technicians and seven Aircraft Engineers, in its continuing efforts to provide opportunities for young men and women to embark upon rewarding careers as professionals in the international aviation industry.Two Sri Lankan women students and seven foreign students ? five from the Maldives, and...

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