Monthly Archives: October 2009

Deregistered Sydney flying school back in business

October 31, 2009

A Sydney flying school deregistered by the NSW education watchdog after a ”critical” breach of standards is training commercial pilots again.Aerospace Aviation won an appeal against its deregistration for a range of issues including the use of unqualified trainers. It has many overseas students.The venture had also been censured internationally and within Australia over...

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Flying club runs into air pocket as Juhu runway works get delayed

October 31, 2009

Mumbai: The delay in recarpeting the Juhu airport runway has hit the Bombay Flying Club and a few air maintenance works in the complex. The recarpeting work started in April and is yet to be completed.Juhu is mainly used by smaller planes. Work on recarpeting the 1.2 km runway will cost Rs 4.6 crore.Mihir...

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Surat gets flying academy, youth's aspirations new wings

October 27, 2009

Surat: After years of wait, it will now be possible for the local youth to have their share of the skies over the city. A flying club, which has become operational at the well-equipped Magdalla airport, has given wings to the aspiration of the local youth who want to make a career in flying....

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Family of Indian student died in 2007 crash sues former flight school

October 27, 2009

West Palm Beach: The family of an 18-year-old man from India who was killed in a 2007 airplane crash west of Boynton Beach has sued the now-defunct aviation company that he hoped would train him to be a commercial pilot.In the lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the New Delhi family of...

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2 flying schools to be set up in Salem

October 24, 2009

Salem:Two flying schools are all set to establish branches here and the hitherto dormant Salem airport is gearing up for some hectic activity in the days to come.Disclosing this to Express on Friday, a top official from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said that Bangalore-based Kohinoor Flying Academy and the International Flying School...

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It's a turbulent flight for cabin crew

October 21, 2009

Mumbai: Some of the cabin crew members of domestic airlines that DNA spoke to said the rigorous regime in the air and the daily discrimination they face takes a huge toll, not only physically but also psychologically.They say the recent mid-air scuffle between pilots and two members of the cabin crew was an ugly...

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Cabin pressure reaches new high

October 21, 2009

An increasing number of air passengers are finding themselves in hot water and even behind bars as a result of bizarre behaviour from drunkenly abusing cabin crew, sparking bomb scares and starting fights with fellow travellers.But what causes seemingly ordinary people to lose the plot once the seatbelt sign is lit?Dr Roghy McCarthy is...

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Aerospace majors tap Indian talent

October 16, 2009

Bangalore: Indian aviation expertise is now no longer confined to the cockpit and the crew. Domestic talent is now being tapped for the design and system integration of aircraft as well. Aerospace majors such as Airbus and Boeing have formed partnerships with the IISc, IITs and IIM-Bangalore to develop their next-generation air-birds, including A380s,...

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4,000 licensed pilots wait to fly some day

October 16, 2009

The Unemployed Pilots Welfare Association puts the number of out-of-job CPL holders close to 4,000, even as airlines continue to hire about 1,000 expatriate pilots. India is one of the few countries that allows expat pilots to fly domestic routes.“We will meet the Director General of Civil Aviation on Thursday and decide our course...

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Airline staffers' dreams come crashing down

October 16, 2009

New Delhi: Sanjay Wadhwa’s dream had the right ingredients, only his timing was wrong.He wanted to be a pilot, like many of his generation who grew up in the Delhi of the early nineties. East-West Airlines had appeared on the horizon, Jet Airways was being launched and many other names such as ModiLuft dotted...

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