Month: February 2010

IGRUA inks pact with global aviation giant

New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has invested capital in modernizing and augmenting the ageing fleet and infrastructure of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA) and has formalized a management contract with the global aviation giant CAE to bring…

Low-cost airlines step up hiring

New Delhi: Thanks to the economic revival, the Indian aviation industry has taken off again, overcoming fears of being grounded for long by the threat posed by last year’s slowdown. The massive growth in past two months, led by December’s…

Helicopter simulator academy in Bangalore

New Delhi: India’s first helicopter training academy with facility to train pilots on simulators will be launched by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Canada-based CAE in Bangalore by middle of this year.“The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF)…

Head in the skies

Rajeev Pratap Rudy, Rajya Sabha MP and BJP national spokesperson is aware that politics does not have space for anything else. Which is why he is extremely guarded about his passion for flying — lest it scuttle his political prospects.But…

Sky is the limit for 18-year-old Shruthi

A Bahrain girl has received her commercial pilot’s licence. Indian Shruthi Sathish, aged 18 years and three months, is thought to be the youngest pilot in the region to get this qualification.She studied at The Indian School and completed her…

Jet, AI seek more time to replace expat pilots

New Delhi: Domestic carriers Jet Airways and Air India have asked the aviation regulator for more time for replacing expat pilots with locals.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), responsible for formulation and enforcement of civil air regulations, had asked…