Monthly Archives: October 2008

Aviation job market set to take off in Hyderabad

October 31, 2008

Hyderabad: Airlines might be on a cost-cutting binge but not everyone connected with skies is going to lose jobs! In fact, the skies are literally opening up with huge job opportunities for skilled technicians.With the country’s first foreign-owned airport maintenance facility to take off from the third quarter of next year in the city,...

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B737, A320 Type-rating training and Certified Flight Instructer program

October 31, 2008

Indore based recently opened New Flight Services Pilot Training Academy announces the availability of it’s flight training of two new courses- Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 type-rating and in collaboration with Aviation link Asia Training center, Philippines. Certified Flight Instructor program at Berlin also is conducted. New Flight services also provide training for CPL...

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Jet set to take 2 foreign pilots despite surplus

October 27, 2008

Mumbai: Jet Airways may not have funds to pay oil bills and airport charges, but it sure seems to have easy money when it comes to foreign pilots. Despite a surplus of Indian Boeing 737 commanders, the airline will be adding two more expatriate pilots to its crew this week.“The airline made two foreign...

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Trainee pilots wait for their turn to take off

October 27, 2008

New Delhi: Scores of cadet pilots have been shown the door as airlines renege on their placement promises. With passenger loads falling, expansion is no longer a priority and the demand for cockpit crew is taking a knocking.A whole bunch of just-trained pilots have their licence ready and a loan to pay back but...

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Expat pilots: Are they needed?

October 26, 2008

New Delhi: With cash-strapped Indian airlines running to the government for a bailout, many young pilots in these companies are wondering why expensive expat fliers, whose salary has gone up substantially due to the rupee falling against the dollar, are being retained by the firms in deep financial trouble.“These expats are a precious drain...

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AI's Training Centre celebrates golden jubilee

October 26, 2008

Hyderabad: The Central Training Establishment (CTE), a premier Aviation Training Centre of Air India, Hyderabad, held its Golden Jubilee celebrations here today.CTE Executive Director (Operations and Training) Captain Ashok Raj formally inaugurated the celebrations and congratulated all the employees for putting in the best of their efforts to ensure the organisation’s success and growth.Ashok...

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Kingfisher now targets senior pilots

October 26, 2008

Bangalore: The worst is not yet over for people working in the aviation industry in India, which is witnessing its worst slump. Kingfisher Airlines, which earlier forced the trainee pilots to accept a pay cut, has now targeted the senior pilots. The airline has asked the pilots to take a 20 per cent paycut...

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Cash-strapped Jet hires US pilots at Rs 5 lakh a month

October 25, 2008

Mumbai: Jet Airways hired two American pilots for Rs 5 lakh a month on October 23, a move that has the airlines’ Indian pilots, facing salary cuts, up in arms.The airline says that it has hired these pilots to fly ATRs — turbo-trop planes, small aircraft used on short-haul flights because there was a...

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Bahrain Airlines hunts Frankfinn students in Jammu

October 25, 2008

Jammu: At a time when the aviation sector is passing through its critical phase due to slump in the global markets, the Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, here has got four of its students selected in one of the reputed international airlines.The management of the institute said the candidates managed their entry into...

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Jittery Jet, Kingfisher staff look to board LCCs

October 24, 2008

Mumbai: With Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines struggling to combat rising costs, employees of both airlines are now scouting for jobs in competing airlines, including low-cost carriers like SpiceJet and GoAir.“We have started sending our resumes to the low-cost carriers as our take-home salaries will be almost at par with lowcost carriers once Jet’s...

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