Monthly Archives: July 2008

Serbia Probes Flying School Fraud

July 30, 2008

Belgrade : Serbian authorities are probing the activities of a state-run flying school, following charges from the country’s civilian aviation authority, Balkan Insight has learnt.A criminal complaint from aviation safety inspectors to Belgrade’s district prosecutor, made available to Balkan Insight this week, said that at least two pilots earned their instructor licenses without completing...

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"It is a pleasure to watch them blossom”

July 27, 2008

“Life is beautiful,” says Meenakshi Anand, seated in her office at Airhostess Training Center, off Delhi’s busy South Extension market. The room is filled with photographs of her many students who now fly on national and international carriers.The academy draws young girls from small towns with dreams of flying to distant lands but no...

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Amritsar aviation club gets new lease of life with Cessna 172R

July 25, 2008

Punjab’s oldest aviation club established in 1962 in Amritsar has got a fresh lease of life with securing ultra-modern four-seater Cessna 172R aircraft.For the past one and half year practical flying sessions were not taking place in the absence of aircraft. Around half a dozen old aircrafts have been lying dysfunctional from the past...

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Canada’s top aviation school coming to India to train pilots

July 25, 2008

Toronto: A Winnipeg-based aviation school, which is first-choice training facility for Indian students aspiring to become pilots, will soon start its training programme in India where the aviation industry continues to soar. Winnipeg Aviation School, which along with another local Harv’s Air Pilot Training School, has trained hundreds of Indian students as pilots, is...

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Germany's Cockpit4u receives approval for type rating courses from DGCA India

July 25, 2008

Cockpit4u receives from DGCA India the approval as a Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) for pilot training courses on Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The grant of this approval means that Cockpit4u conducts type rating training classes and examinations for Indian pilots.This will expedite the training process and supports airlines in India to satisfy the...

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Industry slump grounds career of trainee pilots

July 18, 2008

New Delhi: As airlines cut back on expansion plans and battle lower occupancy and rising costs, the roughly 1,500 trainee pilots awaiting jobs opportunities in India have virtually been grounded.Pilots were in great demand just a year ago and a trained one could easily fetch a starting monthly package of Rs 2.5 lakh onwards...

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Flying Angels Come Forward to Help Stranded Students

July 18, 2008

Hayward: As many as 50 former students of the failed American School of Aviation have retained a lawyer who is now gathering information in pursuit of a lawsuit against the school.And at least three local flight schools are now coming forward to help the students since reading of their plight in India-West and other...

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"I am sure of landing a job even though it takes time"

July 14, 2008

Chennai: The demand for pilots has dropped as the industry scales back, cutting down on flights and fleets to weather the rising cost triggered by the fuel price hike. Industry experts say there would be just three or four airlines on the domestic scene in the future.The bad patch for fresh-out-of-school pilots has begun...

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Banks go slow on aviation study loans

July 14, 2008

Mumbai: Banks are reluctant about disbursing loans for aviation studies on fears that a slowdown will hamper the job prospects in the aviation sector. The move, say analysts, may affect the fortunes of aviation training insitutes.India has more than six branded aviation training institutes. According to industry experts, 12 new institutes have started in...

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Foreign airlines give wings to Indian crew

July 13, 2008

India is currently on the map of most international airlines. One happy fallout of this is that Indian cabin crew is being sought after by them in greater numbers as they increase flights to what they see as a strategic market.Aviation academies confirm that it’s India Calling for foreign airlines. “HR heads of Emirates,...

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