Monthly Archives: November 2009

Former civil aviation minister takes flight as an A320 pilot

November 30, 2009

New Delhi: BJP’s youngest spokesperson, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, has found an alternative profession as a commercial pilot with a license to fly the mammoth A320. On November 16, Rudy qualified to fly the jet airliner Airbus 320.Though the former civil aviation minister vehemently denies any connection between the BJP’s declining political fortunes and his...

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Want to be a pilot?

November 29, 2009

Few jobs are more glamorous than that of a pilot —unless one is a movie star, and even they look coolest when they have aviator glasses on.A pilot’s pay packet is fat and the perks include a good life and foreign trips. However, a lot of work goes into becoming this elegant being who...

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GMR Academy appointed Airport Council International’s Global Training Hub

November 29, 2009

Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) and Airports Council International, (ACI World) Geneva, have signed an agreement for the appointment of the GMR Aviation Academy as a Global Training Hub for the Asia Pacific region.The agreement was signed in Hyderabad today, by Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Business Chairman, Airports, GMR Group and Ms....

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Jet Airways looks for ATR Captain, Trainee Commanders and Flight Instructors

November 28, 2009

Jet Airways has invited applications for the posts of Type Rated – Line Captain ATR 72-500, Trainee Commanders and Synthetic Flight Instructors (based in Mumbai).For both the positions of ATR Captain and Trainee Commanders the candidates should have an incident / accident free flying record and a class I medical.Applicants for the post of...

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Pilot Licence Exam candidates list & Result of AME Licence Exam publsihed

November 27, 2009

The list of candidates admitted for Pilot Licence Examination Oct2009-Regular Session is published at the DGCA site.The examinations are to held at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai etc. on 9, 10 & 11 December 2009 Admitted candidates list Rejected List1 Rejected List2 Details of exam schedule and venue Result of AME Licence Examination (October 2009)...

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Jet Airways plans to hire 30 Indian pilots

November 26, 2009

Mumbai: After a year-long freeze, the country’s largest private carrier Jet Airways has started recruiting pilots to man proposed expansion of operations. The Naresh Goyal-controlled company, which withdrew its decision to sack 1,900 cabin crew following political pressure in November last year, is understood to be looking at hiring 25-30 Indian pilots, said a...

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Sukhoi pilot’s career took off in Chennai

November 26, 2009

Chennai: Even in his wildest flights of imagination, Wing Commander S Sajan had never seen his career in the Indian Air force bestowing such a privilege on him – commanding a plane with the First Woman to fly a fighter aircraft. While he agrees that flying the President of India would perhaps not figure...

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Top aviation firms to generate 6,00,000 jobs in India

November 25, 2009

Bangalore: As top aviation companies such as Boeing and Airbus intensify efforts to leverage India as their maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) hub, experts say it will create a large number of jobs for skilled professionals in the country over next 10 years.“With the current fleet size expected to reach 612 planes by 2015...

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UAE to train India and Italy airline staff

November 25, 2009

Dubai: The UAE-based aviation institute, Academy of Technical Training (ATT), will soon lend its industry expertise to airline personnel in Italy and India, officials said.The only Middle East institute that provides aviation courses as its core business, it will set up another training institute in India next month in a joint venture with a...

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Flying a new passion

November 23, 2009

What does it take to give Amdavad’s greatest sporting hero — the nine-time World Billiards Champion Geet Sethi — a new high? Answer: Flying an aircraft.Ahmedabad Mirror can confirm that if all goes well, Sethi will get his private pilot’s licence (PPL) in two months. It’s been more than a year since 48-year-old Sethi...

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