Monthly Archives: November 2008

Flight school collapse leaves Indian student stranded but hopeful

November 30, 2008

Lake County: To call Aneesh Mullacheri determined is an understatement. He traveled halfway around the world only to watch his dream of becoming an American commercial pilot became a nightmare. But he hasn’t given up.A six-month time limit on his visa is ticking while he eats and sleeps less than 100 yards from the...

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Eagle Air Academy invites applications for CPL January 2009 batch

November 22, 2008

Eagle Air Academy Phillippiness, the Flying Training Institution in the country under the Ministry of Civil Aviation Authority of Philippines , has invited applications for admission to CPL and PPL to CPL courses commencing December 2009.For CPL (Course A), there are 10 seats in all . The duration of course is 6-8 months. Eligibility:...

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Meltdown grounds aspiring pilots' plan to hit pay dirt

November 22, 2008

Mumbai: Twenty-year-old Akshay Mishra was set to fly high after graduating from an Australian pilot training academy and procuring an Indiancommercial pilot’s licence to back it up. But, three months down the line, he is busy preparing to sell ad spots at cricket grounds for the ongoing India-versus-England series.Aspiring pilot Mishra ended up as...

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Some courses are just not taking off

November 22, 2008

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 least, 3-4 years.Aditi Sharma passed out from AHA (Air Hostess Academy) but works at...

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Kingfisher benches 50 trainee co-pilots

November 18, 2008

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 conveyed the decision after it announced an operational tie-up with Jet Airways to battle...

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Fifty and Flying High

November 18, 2008

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 function still lesser known to the general public.It’s the Rajiv Gandhi Central Training Establishment...

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AI on a recruitment drive!

November 12, 2008

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 to fill 547 positions of cabin crew.The move, besides the industry, has surprised the...

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Flying classes begin at Rajiv Gandhi Academy

November 11, 2008

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 batch of 25 candidates, including two girls, admitted to the commercial pilot course started...

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IndiGo beats headwinds, plans to hire more staff

November 11, 2008

New Delhi: At a time when several domestic airlines are looking to prune their staff strength, the Delhi-based low cost airline, IndiGo, is on the look out for more pilots, cabin attendants, customer service and airport service agents.“There is no deceleration in our growth plan. You have to take a long-term view, not a...

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Engineers buck airline lay-off trend

November 11, 2008

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 implications to the aircraft maintenance sector. As far as Indian Airlines and Air-India are...

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