Monthly Archives: December 2008

Another chance to join Premier Helicopters cadet pilot program

December 31, 2008

As a precursor to the launch of its Indian operations in 2009, Premier Helicopters LLC USA has decided to launch a cadet pilot program to train dedicated and talentedIndian candidates as helicopter pilots. After finishing this self sponsored program, the cadets will be given options to join Premier Helicopters in its operations inIndia or...

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Rural SC, ST women on career flight path

December 27, 2008

Hyderabad: For most rural women, especially those hailing from the SC and ST communities, getting through Class X itself is quite a hurdle, what to say completing graduation and aspiring to a good job.Now, thanks to the Employment Generation and Marketing Mission (EGMM) of the Department of Rural Development, the first batch of 35...

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Chimes Aviation Academy launches Start up 'CPL'

December 27, 2008

Chimes Aviation Academy (CAA), a division of Chimes Aviation Private Ltd, India’s leading premier pilot training academy, has launched first of its kind preliminary pilot training course called ‘START UP CPL’, a special short-term course aimed at young aspirants who would want to understand nuances of pilot training in a practical environment. Until now,...

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Parents of killed trainee pilot waiting for justice

December 20, 2008

Thiruvananthapuram: It has been eight months since the parents of the trainee pilot Varsha Gopinath received the Aircraft Accident Investigation Report from the Philippines Government establishing that their daughter’s death in a mid-air crash in that country was caused by error and negligence on the part of the Air Traffic Controller (ATC). But so...

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Indian girl student die in New South Wales plane crash

December 18, 2008

A teenager killed in a plane crash in New South Wales yesterday had been “hyped up” about learning to fly before taking the controls of the doomed aircraft.Witnesses said Chandrika Gaur, 18, had jumped excitedly on board the plane with her instructor, who had only just graduated as a flight trainer.Both women were killed...

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Premier Helicopters Launches cadet pilot program for Helicopters

December 17, 2008

Premier Helicopters LLC and ArcOne Charters India have launched a cadet pilot program fro helicopter pilots in India.As a precursor to the launch of its Indian operations in 2009, Premier Helicopters LLC USA has decided to launch a cadet pilot program to train dedicated and talented Indian candidates as helicopter pilots. After finishing this...

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SpiceJet to recruit more pilots soon

December 16, 2008

Mumbai: Gurgaon-based no-frill carrier SpiceJet has decided to hire nearly a dozen pilots including foreign commanders, in a fortnight. SpiceJet CEO Sanjay Aggarwal confirmed the development.He told ET: “We will hire around one dozen more pilots in December including expats,” Mr Aggarwal said. “We have seen expats are more efficient in some cases compared...

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New courses in aviation law, capital markets

December 16, 2008

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) Law University has announced its decision to launch a Master’s programme in insurance risk management and capital markets.Students working as ground staff, aircraft engineers, lawyers, will be the primary beneficiaries. “Though any graduate can apply for the course, preference will by given to those associated with...

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Online DGCA – ATPL Training Program

December 6, 2008

Aviation Academy International (AAI) believes in making quality education available at the fingertips of every professional aviator.We at AAI, recognize the extremely large gap in the demand for good ATPL ground training, and the lack of the same in the Indian market. AAI in collaboration withNordian has entered the field to bring quality DGCA...

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Her flight of fancy turns family fortune

December 5, 2008

Gandhinagar: Her father calls her the puttar’ of the family. For, few girls dream of becoming a pilot in Mangrol taluka of Junagadh district.However, geography was no deterrent for Hetal Sondarva, who did the unthinkable. Today, she has not just charted her own course as a co-pilot with Kingfisher Airlines, but set a precedent...

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