Month: April 2010

Aviation staff shortage ahead

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…

Govt takes back 'bad words' on tribals

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…

Another year on rolls for expat pilots

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…

Airline sector seeing big-time hiring

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…

Court case may ground aspiring air hostesses

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…

Up in the air

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…