Monthly Archives: March 2010

Pilots in demand as airlines begin hiring

March 31, 2010

New Delhi: For pilots waiting to switch jobs, the next financial year beginning Thursday seems to be the right time. With major expansion plans set to takeoff, low cost carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet are planning to recruit significant number of pilots this year.Aditya Ghosh, president of IndiGo Airlines said, “We would hire about 100...

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Air India short of 200 cabin crew

March 28, 2010

New Delhi: There’s more trouble for the Air India in addition to the financial crisis that the national carrier is already going through. The national carrier has been facing delays for close to a month due to severe cabin crew shortage.According to sources, the National Aviation Company Limited (NACIL), which was formed after the...

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Despite crunch, Airport Authority has filled less than half of CNS posts

March 28, 2010

New Delhi: Faced with acute shortage of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) personnel, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is yet to fill half of the advertised posts so far, which is claimed to have affected day-to-day functioning.“After two-years of starting the recruitment process for manager (electronics) in CNS, AAI shortlisted only 87 candidates...

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Air India to recruit 100 pilots

March 27, 2010

Mumbai: India’s national carrier, which could be forced to pare salaries to fight its worst-ever financial crisis, will recruit 100 pilots to flythe 27 new Boeing 787, which is being added to its ageing fleet.Around 40 pilots will be from the waitlisted category, who will join within six months as Air India scrambles to...

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Now, English test must for serving pilots, ATCs

March 27, 2010

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday issued a new rule that stipulates that Indian airlines must conduct proficiency tests in English for serving pilots and submit them to the regulator. This comes fourteen years after the world witnessed the worst-ever midair collision between two aircraft at Charkhi Dadri, attributed...

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False commitments of 'Aviation Institutes'

March 27, 2010

Bhopal: When Chronicle talk with some institutes like Frankfinn, Flying Cat’s, Vasundhara Aviation, AHA, – they all said that institute has tie-ups with dozens of airlines & airports and has pioneered the concept of airport internships in Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Hubli etc airports, for our students from all over branches of institutes. And students...

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AI resumes pilot recruitment process

March 22, 2010

Mumbai: National carrier Air India has put the selection process for 40 pilots back on track after having put it on hold for more than a year following charges of favouritism.While plans were afoot last year to hire 90 pilots, 40 commercial pilot licence (CPL) holders have so far successfully completed 90 per cent...

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Maharashtra AHA moment: ‘Tribals don’t fit aviation bill’

March 22, 2010

Pen (Raigad): About three years ago, every time an aircraft flew over Pen in Maharashtra’s Raigad district, children in the tribal village would look at it and say Bharti Sheed, one of their own, was on it. It was a matter of pride for the community as Sheed, 24, had made it to the...

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Kingfisher brings JAA Pilot ground training exams to India

March 19, 2010

Kingfisher Airlines has announced it has acquired the capability to offer Joint Aviation Authorities Airline Transport Pilot License (JAA ATPL) Pilot Ground Training course.The course, the first of its kind in India outside Europe and the USA, has been made possible by virtue of a technical arrangement with Aviation Pacific Europe. The JAA ATP...

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Total 4084 pilots working with airlines in the country

March 17, 2010

As on 1 January, 2010, a total 4084 pilots, including foreign pilots are working with the airlines of the country. This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation, Praful Patel in Rajya Sabha.The number of foreign pilots working in India as on 1 January, 2010 are Go Air – 4; Blue Dart...

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