Monthly Archives: June 2009

72 group A posts vaccant at DGCA

June 27, 2009

DGCA has invited applications in the prescribed form from candidates for filling up of 72 Group ‘A’ posts in the Civil Aviation Department on short-term Contract basis. Retired Govt. Employees who are below 65 years as on 30.06.2009 can also apply for the said posts. The number of vacancies may change.The period of contract...

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AME exams schedule, flight crew exam computer number and pilot licence exam results

June 27, 2009

DGCA has published the schedule of AME licence exam (June 2009). The exams are o 7th & 8th of July, 2009 at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Guwahati, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Kanpur, Patna and Kochi. The DGCA notification is here.The list of computer numbers allotted for flight crew examination was published on...

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MoU signed between PHHL & Navy for inducting Pilots

June 27, 2009

Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) has today signed an MOU with Indian Navy for inducting Naval Pilots into PHHL. The MOU was signed in presence of Real Admiral S.M. Vadgonkar, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (AIR) and Shri R.K. Tyagi, CMD, PHHL by Commodore Ranveer Singh, of Indian Navy and Shri R.B. Kushwaha, Dy....

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Flight Training Adelaide in talks to launch MPL programme

June 23, 2009

Australian flying training provider Flight Training Adelaide is in discussions with an unidentified Asian customer and the operator’s local regulator on launching a multi-crew pilot licence programme.Chief executive Keith Morgan told delegates at June’s SimTect simulation conference in Adelaide that this is the first time any operator in the region has shown an interest...

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MiG-23s become the new lab rats for aeronautics students

June 23, 2009

Bangalore: Russian-made MiG-23 fighter jets, phased out in March by the Indian Air Force (IAF) after nearly 30 years in service, haven’t entirely outlived their utility. The aircraft are being converted into laboratories and workshops for aeronautics students.Two remote engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu have already acquired the ground attack fighters, dismantled and stripped...

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'Air India playing foul'

June 22, 2009

Delhi: Twenty-four-year-old Navin Singh couldn’t believe his luck when in August 2008 he received an interview call from Alliance Air, the low-cost wing of Air India, for the post of trainee pilot. Singh had spent over Rs 20 lakh in obtaining a commercial pilot’s licence and was looking forward to a successful career. The...

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Karnataka’s Prestigious Flying School to `Fly’ Again

June 19, 2009

Bangalore: Karnataka’s prestigious flying school, started way back in 1948 by the then Mysore Government soon after Indepedence and closed down since 2006 following a legal hurdle, is set to take wings yet again.The flying school is located at Jakkur, near Yelahanka about 20 kms from the city and very near to the Bangalore...

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Alliance Air looking for Boeing 737, CRJ 700 and ATR 42-320 pilots

June 17, 2009

Alliance Air has invited applications for the posts of type rated / rated pilots on Boeing 737, CRJ 700 and ATR 42-320. It seems the requirement of the regional airline wing of NACIL is urgent. Eligibility:All applicants must possess current Indian CPL / ATPL, FRTO, RTR, IR and a current Class I medical on...

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Training academies back in action after budget carriers start hiring

June 17, 2009

Even as full service carriers like Jet Airways and Kingfisher are implementing an agenda to trim down capacity, low cost carriers like IndiGo and SpiceJet are taking the lead in the market and hiring people.As a result, air hostess training academies and cabin crew training centers are back in business. Leading academies like Frankfinn,...

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AI calls off pilot recruitment over 'bias' charge

June 15, 2009

New Delhi: Air India chairman-cum-managing director Arvind Jadhav, 53, has cancelled the recruitment of 40 trainee pilots and ordered the HR department of the airline to start the recruitment process afresh.The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Air India board had received several complaints of manipulation and irregularities in the selection of these pilots...

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