Monthly Archives: January 2009

SpiceJet set to hire analysts, cabin crew & sales managers

January 30, 2009

Mumbai: Gurgaon-based SpiceJet, India’s second-largest no-frills carrier, will hire analysts for network planning and route optimisation, indicating that a steady fall in aviation fuel prices has emboldened it to pursue its expansion plans announced last year.The airline that carries 10% of India’s air travellers will also hire cabin crew, sales managers and reservation executives...

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Following crash Malaysian school suspends all flights

January 29, 2009

Malaysian private flight school Elite Flying Club has suspended all flights following Monday’s crash involving Singapore permanent resident Mr Sanjay Purushottam.A school administrator told The Straits Times that it is making efforts to contact all its members to inform them of the suspension due to investigations into the crash.The school, one of at least...

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Crash involving Indians: US flight school defends record

January 29, 2009

The owner of the flight academy strongly defends his school’s reputation in the wake of a third crash in a year.While Len Mooney confirmed that there were in fact two accidents involving planes registered to the California Flight Academy last year, he stressed that neither of those mishaps resulted in any injuries to student...

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Cessna crash in Malaysia: Indian trainee pilot rescued

January 29, 2009

The trainee pilot of a light aircraft which crashed in Johor Baru on Monday has been taken to Mount Elizabeth Hospital where he underwent an operation yesterday evening to set his broken leg.Singapore permanent resident Sanjay Purushottam, 40, was conscious when Malaysian rescue workers found him trapped in his two-seater Cessna 152 aircraft at...

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US flying school plane crash: Indians identified

January 28, 2009

Oceanside: Two men who were in a small plane that crashed into a power pole and sewage pipe in Oceanside, causing a geyser of sludge, have been identified.Amandeep Singh, 24, was piloting a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, and Harshdeep Multani, 18, was his passenger, when the plane crashed at 10:44 a.m. Saturday near the Oceanside...

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Government flying school at Bangalore takes off again

January 25, 2009

Bangalore: One of India’s oldest flying schools in the city is taxiing to take off, once again.An old yellow colour bird Cessna 152A, which had flown to its home in the skies often, has been sitting in the humongous hangar at the 60-year-old Government Flying School (GFS). Another one, a Hansa, is parked next...

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When looks matter!

January 25, 2009

Apparently, one of the unwritten rules in an airhostess’s handbook says that she cannot have hormonal disturbances, get old or put on a few extra pounds and God forbid any cutaneous disruptions (read pimples).Three pimples and she might as well pack her bags. Ridiculous? Well, many in legal circles too subscribe to this opinion....

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Tests for expat pilots to be made tougher

January 22, 2009

New Delhi: Worried at the swelling ranks of young Indian students sitting idle after spending several lakhs on becoming commercial pilots, the government has decided to get tough with airlines on the issue of foreign pilots.While it had earlier asked airlines to send back expats by end 2010, now hiring of foreigners is being...

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DGCA to recruit more persons to improve

January 22, 2009

Chennai: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) plans to recruit technically skilled manpower to improve air safety in the country.DGCA chief Naseem Zaidi, who visited Chennai airport on Wednesday said “we are planning to recruit more technically skilled people as there is a 60% shortage of manpower across the country.”He also said that...

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RML university to set up air & space law centre

January 21, 2009

Lucknow: The Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU) would soon start courses on air and space law, which would cater to thoseaspiring to become legal experts in various airlines and research organisations like Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).The university would have a specific centre for the purpose, which, in association with a Canada...

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