Monthly Archives: February 2010

IGRUA inks pact with global aviation giant

February 23, 2010

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 international standardized modern methodology of aviation training, thereby upgrading the quality of training imparted...

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Bell Helicopter provides support for new CAE training centres in India

February 23, 2010

CAE announced at Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) HELI-EXPO 2010 that Bell Helicopter is providing aircraft systems and performance data and technical support for the Bell 412 training programs which CAE will begin offering this summer in Mexico and Bangalore, India.CAE is locating a suite of Bell 412 training tools in Mexico, including a CAE...

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Low-cost airlines step up hiring

February 22, 2010

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 record figure of 33% and January’s 23%, has led to airlines again looking at...

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Helicopter simulator academy in Bangalore

February 18, 2010

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) will come up with the installation of first simulator by middle of this year,”...

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Head in the skies

February 14, 2010

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 the glint of pride is evident when he reveals his commercial pilot license number,...

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Sky is the limit for 18-year-old Shruthi

February 14, 2010

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 Class 12 last April.Shruthi then joined a nine-month course in Commercial Pilot Training at...

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Pawan Hans Recruits Helicopter Pilots & Technicians

February 10, 2010

Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, a premier Public Sector Undertaking and India’s largest helicopter company is now looking for experienced Helicopter Pilots to appoint on contract basis.Qualification CAPTAIN: ALTP (H) or CHPL + 2550 hrs on Helicopters including 1000 hrs as PIC having current endorsement on helicopters operated by the Company. OFFICER-II/I: ALTP (H) or...

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Turbulence ends, airlines begin hiring pilots, crew

February 10, 2010

Bangalore: After a year of turbulence, the aviation sector is now seeing a resurgence in hiring.With passenger load factors having increased by 30% in the last quarter over the same quarter a year ago, and with further growth expected, some airlines, especially the low-cost carriers, are going in for an expansion. Moreover, airlines that...

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Jet, AI seek more time to replace expat pilots

February 10, 2010

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 all airlines to replace foreign pilots by July 31 as the slowdown in the...

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40 senior pilots quit Kingfisher Airlines in a month

February 10, 2010

Mumbai: Kingfisher Airlines, owned by the flamboyant tycoon Vijay Mallya, has seen 40 of its senior pilots quit over the past month as a cut in the number of planes and routes limits opportunities, multiple sources in the company said.A total of 100 pilots have left the company in the past year, 16% of...

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