Month: July 2010

DGCA gets tough with institutes

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…

Coast Guard recruiting commercial pilots

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.…

Maldives opens first flying school

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…

NZ Flight school closes as collision probed

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,…

NAS recruits students of Frankfinn Institute

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,…

Head for the sky

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…