Monthly Archives: July 2009

Over 500 Air India recruits await appointment letters

July 30, 2009

Mumbai: Nearly 550 candidates interviewed by Air India in April for the post of trainee cabin crew are virtually languishing. The airline has still not made public the results or sent any formal communiqué to them.Air India had first advertised for recruiting trainee cabin crew last August for its Airbus 320 aircraft. The first...

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IATA and India ink agreement on Aviation Training

July 29, 2009

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the skills and knowledge of Indian civil aviation personnel to support the development of Indian aviation in Geneva today.The MoU was signed by Shri Madhavan Nambiar, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and...

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Aussie college dupe Indian students pursuing aviation course

July 29, 2009

Melbourne: Indian students, aspiring to be pilots have been left in the lurch by a Sydney-based aviation college as their dreams of acquiring commercial pilot license remained unfulfilled, even after paying thousands of dollars.This latest scam has also came to light due to the exposures by ABC TV channel programme aired yesterday.In the expose,...

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Australia to tighten screws on migration agents

July 29, 2009

Melbourne: Australia on Tuesday promised a zero tolerance approach on dealing with alleged migration and education scams after a TV channel expose claimed that many foreign students, including Indians, were being “duped” of thousands of dollars by dubious agents and colleges.The ‘Four Corners’ programme of ABC News reported on Monday night that hundreds of...

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Jet to retire all expat pilots by fiscal-end

July 27, 2009

Faced with huge losses in the first quarter, the country’s largest private carrier by market value, Jet Airways will complete the process of replacing expat pilots with Indian pilots by the end of the current fiscal.Last November, Jet had discontinued the service of 32 foreign pilots. The company has a total of 1,100 pilots...

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Pawan Hans sets up aircraft maintenance training institute at Mumbai

July 22, 2009

India’s aviation sector has been witnessing tremendous growth for the past few years. The helicopter sector has grown at the rate of 10 – 12 % per annum. Between 2007 till date 26 new helicopters have entered Indian skies. As on date there are more than 250 civil registered helicopters in India and it...

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Air India facing crew shortage on certain routes

July 22, 2009

Mumbai: Air India is being weighed down by a bulging workforce. Ironically, it is also facing a cabin crew shortage for domestic, and some short-haul international operations, undertaken by IC coded flights (the former Indian Airlines).Over the last few months, the airline has just been meeting the mandatory crew requirements set by the Directorate...

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University of Petroleum and Energy Studies launches E-MBA in Aviation Management and PG Diploma in Aviation Studies

July 21, 2009

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun, through the Centre for Aviation Studies (CAS), Gurgaon has launched E-MBA (Aviation Management) a Post Graduate degree program (distance learning) and PG Diploma in (Aviation Studies) (part time) specifically designed and administered for the aviation personals, interested in upgrading their educational qualifications with the intent of...

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Attack over flying school

July 14, 2009

The Indian consul general in Sydney has slammed Australian education authorities for their slow response to complaints from Indian students against a flying school caught out using under-qualified instructors.The education watchdog has threatened to deregister Aerospace Aviation at Bankstown in southwest Sydney after finding a “critical” breach of standards regulating the teaching of overseas...

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AirPloyment, LLC Launches Its Resume Services

July 14, 2009

Rochester, MN: AirPloyment.com launched its Aviation Resume Services for Aviation professionals. Focusing primarily on the Indian and American Aviation markets, this new service allows AirPloyment users to submit their resume to be distributed in a resume book worldwide. “It is something that has been needed in the industry for a long time. Aircraft get...

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