Monthly Archives: March 2009

Trainer aircraft crash lands at Babatpur, pilot safe

March 31, 2009

Varanasi: A trainer aircraft of Indira Gandhi Training Institute, Rae Bareli, crashed due to under-carriage while landing at Babatpur Airport on Monday afternoon. The trainee pilot had a narrow escape in this crash. The air traffic remained affected for an hour due to this incident.According to in-charge airport director SV Satish, the training craft...

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Atlantic Aviation signs letter of intent with Indian group to train flight students

March 28, 2009

Jacksonville, FL: The corporate president, Dean Bradley, is pleased to begin introducing Quasar Aerospace Industries, Inc., formerly Equus Resources, Inc., to the public.QAI is the holding company for a group of aviation related entities that by joining together help makes each of them more efficient and profitable. One of its wholly owned subsidiaries is...

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Indian carriers face pilot drain: West Asian rivals come hunting

March 24, 2009

Mumbai: Domestic carriers may lose at least 100 pilots to Qatar Airways, which is on an expansion binge despite the economic downturn.Other West Asian carriers such as Oman Air (SAOC), Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Air Arabia PJSC have also been aggressively hiring pilots in India, with average pay increases of as much as...

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Will pilot exodus hit Indian carriers badly?

March 24, 2009

The major expansion plans by the West Asian carriers like the Qatar, Emirates, Etihad and Oman Air has led to a big time hiring from India and this will affect the Indian domestic carriers in a big way. At least 100 pilots employed by the Indian domestic carriers are estimated to be joining one...

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CAE and HAL to establish helicopter training centre in Bangalore

March 24, 2009

Bangalore: A joint venture of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and CAE has finalized all necessary contracts and non-recourse financing to begin construction and development of a new C$60 million (Rs 240 crore) helicopter training centre in Bangalore, India.The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF) the joint venture equally-owned by HAL and CAE,...

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FDEG Exam schedule published

March 23, 2009

DGCA has published the schedule of Flight Dispatchers’ (FDEG) Examination, March, 2009 session to be conducted on 24, 25 and 26 March.See the schedule here.The reject list is here.23/03/09 DGCA

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Paramount runs short of pilots

March 21, 2009

Chennai: Paramount Airways is reportedly running short of pilots with at least a dozen of the foreign pilots, brought in to fly the Embraer aircraft for salaries higher than their Indian counterparts, leaving the company in recent times for various reasons.While airport authority sources confirmed that the airline is facing a shortage of pilots,...

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Air hostess's death: Gunshot in concert hall

March 21, 2009

It has emerged that the flight attendant who recently committed suicide had preferred the excruciating finality to an inquiry that could have been initiated by her airline into her unexplained absence – for just one work shift. It is a tragedy and a shame that should not be ignored. The suicide represents to me...

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Living and loving out of a suitcase

March 19, 2009

Mumbai: Quick relationships, quicker break-ups, problems with adjusting to partners who pursue other professions and, sometimes, even bigger problems when adjusting to those within the same fraternity. These are some of the personal challenges that those who work for airline flight crews face.Living out of a suitcase can lead to an “indisciplined” lifestyle and...

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Flydubai recruits pilots and crew

March 19, 2009

Getting ready to launch operations by the middle of this year, Dubai’s first budget carrier, flydubai, has completed the selection process of its pilots and crew.The airline said yesterday it has received over 11,500 applications from flight and cabin crew over the past few months, besides having screened over 8,000 candidates for pilots alone....

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