Month: February 2009

Surat pilot training centre by March end

Surat: Bharatsinh Vaghela, younger son of Union textile minister Shankersinh Vaghela, who is also the director of Rainbow Flying Academy Private Limited, is set to launch first pilot training centre in south Gujarat at Surat airport by March end.The project…

60+ pilots may be eased out

New Delhi: ‘‘Senior citizen’’ pilots may eventually be allowed to fly only private planes and not schedule commercial Indian airliners. The government had extended pilots’ flying age in India from 60 to 65 about three years ago due to a…

Airlines go hunting for desi pilots, crew

Mumbai: Domestic airlines have geared up for a massive recruitment programme for local pilots after civil aviation minister asked carriers this week to replace their foreign pilots by July 2010. Sensing possible shortage of Indian pilots over the next three…

Florida flight school abruptly closes

A flight school on the DeLand Municipal Airport has closed, leaving students wondering how they will complete their training, or if they will receive tuition refunds Regional Airline Academy abruptly shut down Friday, Feb. 6, according to DeLand city officials…

Flight Training School Cooperation Program

Training Crue Graphics Inc, a global provider of aviation training products has launched a GA Cooperation Program with various training facilities to produce customized and customer-branded cockpit training posters for pilots-in-training in addition to large format versions for reference purposes…

Bell focuses on India for training academy

Bangalore: Leading helicopter maker Bell Helicopters has issued a request for proposal to select firms interested in partnering with it to launch a Training Academy in India, a senior official today said.Speaking to reporters at the Aero India-2009 which began…