Monthly Archives: February 2009

Aviation training: Punjab govt signs MoU with New Zealand

February 28, 2009

Chandigarh: A new chapter began in the bilateral relations of Punjab and New Zealand as both entered into two Memorandums of Understanding, declaring Waitkere and Amritsar cities as Sister cities and to provide training to Punjab pilots in New Zealand.In a formal ceremony held here today, representatives of Punjab and New Zealand signed two...

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Surat pilot training centre by March end

February 27, 2009

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 is worth Rs 10 crore and the centre is already up with the construction...

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Alliance Air staff to get priority in AI recruitments

February 26, 2009

New Delhi: With employees of Alliance Air demanding absorption in their airline’s parent company Air India, a parliamentary committee on Wednesday asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to give them priority in any recruitment by the state-owned national carrier.Noting that AI’s wholly-owned subsidiary Alliance Air (AA) had 721 employees, all on contract, the Committee on...

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60+ pilots may be eased out

February 23, 2009

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 severe shortage of pilots, owing to an unprecedented aviation boom then.But, now, with the...

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Airlines go hunting for desi pilots, crew

February 20, 2009

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 quarters, full service carriers such as Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines have already sounded...

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Florida flight school abruptly closes

February 15, 2009

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 and students interviewed by The Beacon.“The school took the money. Some of the courses...

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Flying schools demand reduction in avgas prices

February 15, 2009

New Delhi: With airlines getting substantial relief on jet fuel prices, pilot training schools are up in arms against oil companies saying, the prices of avgas, which fuel their twin-seater piston-engined aircraft, are three to four times higher than ATF and are continuously rising.“We have been writing to the government and the oil companies,...

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CAE begins pilot training at Bangalore training centre

February 13, 2009

Bangalore: CAE announced at Aero India that it has begun pilot training at its India-based training centre in Bangalore where Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 Level D full-flight simulators are now fully operational and certified by India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The six-bay centre is located close to the newly-opened Bangalore International...

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Flight Training School Cooperation Program

February 13, 2009

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 to be used by the training facilities. Customer-specific Computer-Based Training (CBT) applications will also...

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Bell focuses on India for training academy

February 12, 2009

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 here today, Bell Senior Vice-President Bob Fitzpatrick said that Bell was very focused on...

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