Monthly Archives: May 2009

Airport security norms affecting internship of aircraft maintenance engineers

May 30, 2009

Chennai: It has been five months since Deepak had applied to various airline offices for a six-month internship programme, but he is yet to hear from any airline yet. On-the-job training is mandatory during the last leg of his three-year Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) course. There are 60 students in his batch and except...

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Frankfinn to make Rs 400 cr new investment

May 30, 2009

Kolkata: Air hostess training institute Frankfinn said it will invest Rs 400 crore in the next three years to increase its number of centres to 200 across the country and abroad.“At least 40 new centres, both in India and abroad, would come up during the current financial year increasing the institute’s present strength,” Frankfinn...

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SpiceJet bucks the trend, to hire 500 this fiscal

May 28, 2009

Mumbai: These could be turbulent times for the Indian aviation industry but that has not stopped SpiceJet from hiring people.The New Delhi-based low-cost carrier plans to recruit 400-500 people this fiscal.“This is to backfill attrition and support growth. In the last three months, several senior positions have been filled that include Ms Shilpa Bhatia,...

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Gopinath to hire 5,000 in 3-4 years for cargo biz

May 28, 2009

New Delhi: Captain Gopinath-promoted air cargo venture, which launched its services on Wednesday under brand name Deccan 360, said it would hire about 5,000 persons in next 3-4 years.“Our company will hire around 5,000 people in the next 3-4 years, directly or indirectly. We have started the hiring process,” Deccan Cargo and Express Logistics...

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Bird Academy Opens Training Centre In Mumbai

May 27, 2009

Monday: Bird Group, a diversified group in the travel and IT arena, has inaugurated its first training centre in Mumbai for specialised aviation and hospitality courses.The courses have been conceptualised with a view to provide in-depth understanding and technical skills in the fields of aviation, travel and tourism, IT and hospitality management involving soft...

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Govt’s altered aviation policy may lead to 15k job losses

May 27, 2009

The government in its 100-day agenda may not make way for foreign airlines to buy stake in domestic carriers. But the National Aviation Policy and the controversial ground handling policy are on the block. The altered policy could lead to 15,000 people losing their jobs, and also has security implications.Here is a verbatim transcript...

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Kochi Aviation academy to begin functioning soon

May 27, 2009

Kochi: Kerala Fisheries and Registrations Minister S. Sarma said that the aviation academy started by the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) would begin functioning from June.Kerala Fisheries and Registrations Minister said that the construction of the building and other infrastructure in the land allotted for the academy at Athani was progressing fast. Other related...

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NTSB releases report about fatal March 2008 plane crash in Rome

May 27, 2009

A flight instructor’s failure to maintain control of the aircraft during a simulated engine failure contributed to the death of both of him and a student pilot during a March 2008 plane crash in Rome, the National Transportation Safety Board has reported.Lokesh Venkat, 23, of India, was the student pilot flying the plane, and...

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Air India plans to hire laid-off Jet Airways staff

May 25, 2009

Mumbai: The Air India is believed to be toying with the idea of hiring some of the laid-off Jet employees, as it would save time and cost on training.“Air India has plans to hire cabin-crew. However, instead of recruiting freshers and then spending time and money on training them, we are mulling recruiting some...

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Paramount Airways in expansion, to hire 1,000

May 15, 2009

Mumbai: Chennai-based Paramount Airways is set to hire over 1,000 people in phases over the next 15 months, even as big rivals prune staff and fleet size to cope with the effects of the economic downturn.The personnel to be hired include cabin crew, technicians, pilots and ground staff as part of the airline’s fleet...

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