Month: November 2008

Some courses are just not taking off

New Delhi: With the aviation and global financial crisis hitting at the same time, students pursuing MBA and aviation courses are worried. Many see their hard work and money gone to waste. Others are bracing themselves for the coming, at…

Kingfisher benches 50 trainee co-pilots

Mumbai: Vijay Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines has benched 50 trainee co-pilots asking them to stay at home till further orders. The company has offered them a monthly stipend of Rs 20,000 against their take-home salary of up to Rs 1 lakh.Kingfisher…

Fifty and Flying High

Even as the 76-year-old landmark Begumpet airport shut down for commercial operations earlier this year, across the runway there is an institution, which has been so much part of India’s aviation history. However, it is a lesser-known landmark and its…

AI on a recruitment drive!

Mumbai: At a time when other airlines in the country are stumbling in their effort to cope with recession, the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) – which runs Air India (AI) and Indian – has started interviewing candidates…

Flying classes begin at Rajiv Gandhi Academy

Thiruvananthapuram: The flying classes of the Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology began at CISF Ground, Chackai here on Monday. Law and Sports Minister M. Vijayakumar inaugurated the classes.The flying classes form part of the pilot training for the first…

Engineers buck airline lay-off trend

Mumbai: There may be tremors reverberating through the aviation industry, but one sector seems to be oblivious to the mayhem all around, and that’s aircraft maintenance engineering (AME).“Yes, the global meltdown has hit the industry, but there are no direct…