Monthly Archives: July 2010

DGCA gets tough with institutes

July 29, 2010

Mumbai: On Wednesday, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel directed the DGCA to audit all engineering, flight and crew training institutes. Authorities will finalise  new rules on pilots’ flight duty and rest periods A team of DGCA officials and experts will be set up to this end. The team will assess and approve the institutes...

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Lalu’s son enrolls at Bihar Flying Institute

July 29, 2010

Patna: RJD leader Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap  has enrolled with Bihar Flying Institute in Patna for a course that would fetch him a commercial pilot licence. The 20-year-old strapping lad is one of seven candidates chosen for the course. The selection was made on the basis of an interview conducted by a...

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Silence about survivor upsets dead pilot’s family

July 29, 2010

Feilding, New Zea land: The family of a flying instructor killed in a midair collision are frustrated by the lack of information about the surviving trainee pilot of the second aircraft. Jessica Neeson, 27, and her student Patricia Smallman, 64, did not survive the crash into a paddock near Feilding after they collided with...

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Coast Guard recruiting commercial pilots

July 28, 2010

Chennai: In a move to strengthen coastline security of the nation, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is on an aircraft purchase spree. The force is also recruiting commercial pilots on a short-term contract basis to fly its helicopters and planes. Coast Guard will get 12 Dornier planes, three single-engine helicopters and a few twin-engine...

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Maldives opens first flying school

July 28, 2010

Male: Asian Academy of Aeronautics (AAA) opened Maldives’ first flying school at Seenu atoll Gan Monday. “.. foreign students will also be trained at this school along with local students. As far as I know, around 60 Indian students have already applied for the courses,” Defence Minister Amin Faisal said. The Sri Lanka based...

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NZ Flight school closes as collision probed

July 28, 2010

Feilding, NZ: The Manawatu flight training school is closing for a period after a midair collision killed its chief flying instructor and a student. The school, based near Feilding, was in mourning after two of its aircraft collided yesterday afternoon, causing one to plunge into the ground. The accident has stunned students and the...

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NAS recruits students of Frankfinn Institute

July 28, 2010

Saudi Arabian airline, NAS, has recruited 10 Indian students of Frankfinn Insitute for its international cabin crew. The selected candidates would receive compensation package as per international scales. In India,NAS operate from Mumbai and Kochi. NAS flies to 20 destinations, including 7 international destinations.  In India, they operate from Mumbai and Kochi. 28/07/10 India...

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Malaysia Airlines to hire cabin crew from Frankfinn

July 17, 2010

Bangalore: Malaysia Airlines will recruit cabin crew for its international operations from Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training in India. “The selected candidates will join the airline’s cabin crew team and will be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,” the institute said a statement here, but did not specify how many will be hired this...

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Head for the sky

July 11, 2010

A plethora of career avenues is open in aviation, the most glamorous of which is being a pilot. Apart from piloting, there are many functions required to keep a plane safe in the air and bring it to land. The second most attractive is the position of cabin crew, which includes air hostesses, stewards,...

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All is well in aviation sector, airlines hiring by the dozen

July 10, 2010

Mumbai: The two-year drought in airline industry’s job market which began in late 2007 with about 3,000 retrenchments has ended with a heavy downpour of job offer letters. The most perceptible sign of change in trend came last month when Jet Airways started calling up the flight attendants it had retrenched in 2008 amid...

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