Monthly Archives: May 2010

Alliance Air looking for Co-Pilots

May 20, 2010

Alliance Air (Airline Allied Services Limited), A wholly owned subsidiary of NACIL, is now recruiting “Type Rated” Co-Pilots on CRJ-700 and ATR 42-320 aircraft. Indian nationals meeting the following eligibility criteria can apply: CRJ – 700 Co-Pilot: Endorsement on CRJ-700 type of aircraft. ATR 42-320 Co-Pilot: Endorsement on ATR-42-320 type of aircraft. At the...

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DGCA orders crackdown on agents promising pilot’s licence to students

May 18, 2010

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to take action against agents which promise aspiring pilots with licences on payment of a few lakh rupees. DG Naseem Zaidi issued a public notice last Friday seeking information on this violation. “I have been receiving at least two complaints every month regarding these malpractices....

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AI seeks more time to remove expat pilots

May 18, 2010

Mumbai: Air India has written to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that it would not be able to meet the deadline of July 2011 to phase out its expatriate pilots as it needs them to fly the new aircraft the ailing airline is acquiring. It was only last month that the DGCA...

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Flying schools reel under service tax shocker

May 18, 2010

Mumabi: In the last several months, flying schools across India have suddenly started receiving notices from the service tax department demanding crores in taxes with retrospective effect from 2003. With the industry still reeling under the shock of the financial slowdown, the tax notices could send smaller flying clubs towards certain death even as...

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Marol girl to be youngest commander

May 15, 2010

Mumbai: The sky is the limit for 21-year-old Bavicca Bharathi, who may soon become the country’s youngest commander after acquiring her advanced training pilot licence (ATPL). In 2008, the youngster from Marol got into the Limca Book of Records after she became the youngest pilot in India to have a commercial pilot licence at...

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Flight Operations Management Training Courses by GMR

May 15, 2010

Hyderabad: GMR Aviation Academy is planning to start Flight Operations Management Training Courses at its training academy at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad. The training courses will be organised in collaboration with Jeppesen Aviation Training Services, a subsidiary of Boeing. Under the Flight Operations Management Training, Jeppesen will offer training for Flight Operations Officer/Flight...

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2-seater plane force lands in Ahmedabad, pilots safe

May 15, 2010

Ahmedabad: A two-seater private plane belonging to an aviation training institute made an emergency landing on the outskirts of the city, following a technical snag. The plane suffered heavy damage, but both persons aboard escaped unhurt. “The incident took place at around 9.25 am on Friday. The Cessna 152, a two-seater plane, made an...

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Safety of aircraft, crew and passengers depends on these people

May 11, 2010

Mumbai: In today’s jet age air travel is no more a luxury but more of a necessity. Whether it’s a day conference in another city or a business trip across countries millions are using the air travel every day. It is to ensure the safety of these passengers that aircraft has to be in...

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As cadets warm up to flying, NDA asks for more aircraft

May 11, 2010

Pune: With army  and navy cadets showing keen interest in learning flying operations, the National Defence Academy (NDA) is strengthening its fleet of aircraft in a big way and has approached the integrated defence staff (IDS) headquarter, New Delhi, to provide it with at least five Super Dimona aircraft. Flying is turning out to...

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DGCA to fill up over 150 posts on short-term contract

May 11, 2010

Mumbai: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) plans to hire 178 personnel pan India on a short-term contract in a bid to overcome severe manpower crunch faced by it for last few years. The civil aviation regulator plans to fill up 178 posts in various segments on contract up to one year, a...

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