Monthly Archives: December 2009

For MG Junghare and his team, absence of stress is unnerving

December 29, 2009

Armed with nearly 25 years of experience as an air traffic controller,MG Junghare, the head of air traffic management of Mumbai airport, seems to be the right person at the right job. With an uncluttered desk and a smile on his face, he deftly handles calls from his staff, his superiors and of course...

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Trainee aircraft skids off runway

December 24, 2009

Gondia: An aircraft with two trainee pilots on board today skidded off the runway after one of its tyres burst while landing at the Birsi Airport here, police said.The trainees from the Indira Gandhi Rastriya Udaan Academy (IGRUA), Rae Bareilly were unhurt in the incident, though the aircraft was badly damaged, they said.The mishap...

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No termination of Alliance Airlines' cabin crew: minister

December 16, 2009

New Delhi: The cabin crew of Alliance Airlines will not be terminated though its Boeing aircraft will be used as freighters, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel informed Rajya Sabha today.“Alliance Airlines’ staff strength has come down as its domestic and international role has reduced and that of Air India has increased.“In the larger interest...

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IGNOU sculpts Dream Flights

December 15, 2009

New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has added yet another top-end course to its bouquet of pioneering front line academic programmes.Tying up with CIAL (Cochin International Airport Ltd) Academy, IGNOU now offers MBA and other courses in Aviation and Airport Infrastructure Technology and Management.It was on September 25 that Kerala Chief Minister...

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Air India, hiring agencies to discuss expat pilots’ wage cut

December 13, 2009

Mumbai: Air India has convened a meeting of foreign pilots’ recruitment agencies on Wednesday to discuss its proposal to slash wages by 10%, in its bid to reduce costs and the differences between the pay packets of Indian and foreign pilots.The meeting comes in the backdrop of the agencies opposing any unilateral move on...

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Student pilot from India die in US plane crash

December 12, 2009

Ojai, California, USA: A student pilot from India was practicing emergency maneuvers with an experienced instructor during a Thursday training flight before their plane crashed in Ojai, killing them both, the flight school’s co-owner said Friday.Amit Ahire, 19, and Richard Anthony Prado, 51, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash about 2:30...

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Camarillo flight school specializes in training foreign students

December 12, 2009

Andrea Bortolon knew opening a flight school was going to be a challenge, but when he decided to start one at the Camarillo Airport and train students from India, the Middle East and Europe, a whole new set of obstacles arose.There are the twice-a-year checks by the Transportation Security Administration, the long wait for...

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IAF continues to lose pilots to commercial airlines

December 12, 2009

New Delhi: IAF continues to haemorrhage from the exodus of its pilots seeking the much-greener pastures of civil aviation sector, which promises more stable and lucrative careers for them.“Around 101 IAF pilots have applied for grant of premature retirement (PMR) during the last one year,” defence minister A K Antony told Rajya Sabha on...

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Pawan Hans now recruits helicopter pilot trainees

December 3, 2009

Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, a premier Public Sector Undertaking and India’s largest helicopter company has invited applications for the post of Helicopter Pilot Trainees. The are 10 vaccancies and among these five are reserved for SC (2), ST (2) and OBC (1). Eligibility(i) AgeNot less than 18 years of age as on the date...

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AME Licence Examination candidates list published

December 3, 2009

DGCA has published the lists of candidates admitted for AME Licence Examination (Modular – December 2009). The examination is on December 06, 2009. Delhi Centre Mumbai Bangalore Chennai HyderabadKolkataOthers List of rejected candidates is here. Here is a notice publsihed by the DGCA for candidates appearing in DGCA AME licence examination03/12/09 DGCA

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