Monthly Archives: April 2010

Aviation staff shortage ahead

April 24, 2010

Mumbai: With the revival of the aviation sector, the next 10 years could see a three-fold increase in demand for skilled personnel.The prediction by Global aviation consultancy Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) is based on the 15 per cent projected growth year on year for the aviation sector.The demand may well see India...

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Govt takes back 'bad words' on tribals

April 24, 2010

Mumbai: A day after saying that tribal women could not get jobs in aviation sector because of their rural manners and below-average looks, the state government on Friday went into damage-control mode.It not only apologised for “hurting sentiments” but also clarified that all tribal women who were trained for the field were capable of...

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Another year on rolls for expat pilots

April 21, 2010

New Delhi: In a major reprieve to airlines, the government has allowed them to continue having foreign pilots on their rolls for one more year.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation had earlier mandated airlines to phase out expats by July 31, 2010.Industry insiders, however, want the ministry to see whether airlines are actually focusing...

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Sonoma County Pilot Inspires Local Teens to Pursue Dreams

April 21, 2010

Santa Rosa, Calif.: Sonoma County pilot Malvika Matharoo in partnership with The Valley of the Moon Teen Center Girls’ Circle and North Coast Air, Inc. launched, “Take to the Sky,” a program designed to encourage young women to pursue their, in November 2009. The program offered the winner of an essay contest an opportunity...

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Expat pilots likely to get another year to fly Indian skies

April 18, 2010

New Delhi: Caught between the demands of Indian carriers to extend the July 30 deadline for returning 600-odd expat pilots employed with them and the rising number of jobless desi co-pilots, the government may give a final extension of one year for sending back the foreigners. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has...

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Indians form more than half of Qatar Airways recruits: CEO

April 14, 2010

Bangalore: Indians accounted for more than half of the recruitments, including global positions, made by Qatar Airways, its Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.“Currently, we are recruiting people from three Indian destinations and these include those for global positions”, he told reporters here adding “India has a vast reservoir of talent and we are...

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Airline sector seeing big-time hiring

April 9, 2010

New Delhi: Airlines, and infrastructure companies involved in airport modernisation, are hiring again as the global economy shows signs of revival, with nearly 3,000 people expected to be recruited over the next few months.At this time last year, at least 2,000 employees were retrenched across airlines. Among the airlines that are hiring — even...

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Court case may ground aspiring air hostesses

April 8, 2010

Mumbai: The high-flying dreams of many could just come crashing to the ground if Frankfinn Airhostess Training Institute (Fati) does not counter the police’s stand before the Bombay high court.Additional public prosecutor Anuradha Mane last week submitted an affidavit on behalf of the Chinchwad police station that the institute runs over a 100 centres...

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Up in the air

April 8, 2010

Bangalore: In a crisp white shirt bearing three stripes on the shoulders, a contrasting pair of trousers ironed religiously the previous night and a tie clasp that pompously flaunts the symbol of his airline, he walks into Bangalore airport at five am everyday. He is one of those people who can’t afford to miss...

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Haryana to develop four new air strips with pilot training facilities

April 6, 2010

Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has decided to develop four new Air strips at Pinjore, Karnal, Bachhod (Narnaul), Hisar and Bhiwani in the State. Haryana Transport, Tourism, Hospitality and Civil Aviation Minister, Om Parkash Jain disclosed that aeroplanes would be provided the facility of hangar and landing.Jain was talking to the mediapersons at Guhla Cheeka...

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