Monthly Archives: August 2009

DGCA okays flying club at Surat airport

August 31, 2009

Surat: In a major boost to the aviation sector of the city, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given a go-ahead to Surat Airport to set up a flying club.“An Ahmedabad-based flying club has also been chipped in for the development of this club to be named Rainbow Flying Club. It has...

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AME Licence Exam result published

August 29, 2009

Result of AME Licence Examination June, 2009 session is published at the DGCA siteAccess the results for various centers here: Delhi Mumbai Bangalore Chennai Hyderabad Other The last date of submission of duly completed application form for written AME Licence Examination, Oct 2009 session is 7th Sept 2009.The tentative exam dates for Oct 2009...

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Kingfisher fires 90 cabin crew in two months

August 29, 2009

Bangalore: Late last year, a public furore created by Jet Airway’s decision to lay off 1,900 employees in one go forced the airline to reinstate them in less than a week.Its rival Kingfisher Airlines seems to have learnt a lesson from the whole episode. So, now when Vijay Mallya’s airline is sacking people, it...

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Indian students 'in limbo' over flying school review

August 25, 2009

Sydney: Indian students at a Sydney flying school say their futures remain in limbo, while authorities review a decision to de-register the facility.Last month, the New South Wales Government’s education watchdog announced that Aerospace Aviation was being de-registered, after an audit found it was in breach of training standards.Several students complained that they had...

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Aero Club of India orders two Mechtronix Ascent Flight Trainers

August 25, 2009

Montreal: Mechtronix Systems Inc., a division of Mechtronix World Corp., one of the top three leading providers of flight training equipment in the world, today announced the purchase by the Aero Club of India of two Ascent(R) Flight Trainer(TM) configured as Cessna 172 with Garmin 1000 avionics for its New Delhi and Patiala training...

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DGCA to oversee airlines' expat pilots' phasing-out programme

August 24, 2009

Mumbai: With less than a year to go for domestic air-carriers to phase out their foreign pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed all such operators to appraise it about their implementation plans of the same.The DGCA has set July 31, 2010, as the deadline to phase out expat pilots and...

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Bafna Air keen on starting helicopter training institute in India

August 21, 2009

Mumbai: Mumbai based Bafna Air– a private jet charter service company is keen on starting Commercial Helicopter Pilot License (CHPL) institute in India by January 2010. The company is going to offer 25 seats per year with a minimum of 210 hours of training. For the same, it has tied up with Hawaii based...

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SC/ST aviation students’ sponsor runs out of fund

August 15, 2009

Chennai:The dreams of about 200 poor youth to take up a career in aviation have been grounded due to the apathy of the Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation (TAHDCO) and the unsympathetic attitude of Air Hostess Academy (AHA) that trained them.The trainees, belonging to the scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) communities,...

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Pilots Licence Examination, JULY 2009 Session

August 7, 2009

The list of admitted candidates for Pilot Licence Examination July 2009 regular session is published at the DGCA site.The examinations are to be conducted on 11, 12 and 13 of August 2009. Here is the list of admitted candidates.The schedule of exam can be found here. The rejected candidates lists also are published:List1, List2...

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Jet pilots' body asks mgmt to reinstate sacked employees

August 7, 2009

Mumbai: Jet Airways pilots’ association today said it has given the management seven days time to reinstate two sacked pilots, failing which it may resort to industrial action.“After seven days notice, it could be industrial action (which can be a strike) to be undertaken by the Guild,” National Aviators Guild (NAG) President Girish Kaushik...

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