Month: October 2009

Deregistered Sydney flying school back in business

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…

2 flying schools to be set up in Salem

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…

It's a turbulent flight for cabin crew

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…

Cabin pressure reaches new high

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…

Aerospace majors tap Indian talent

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…

4,000 licensed pilots wait to fly some day

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…