Month: August 2010

India backs down on foreign pilots bar

New Delhi/Singapore/Manila: India’s aviation authorities have backed down from removing foreign pilots from the country’s commercial airlines for another year as demand for air travel recovers and local private carriers once again look to expand. While India has about 3,000…

In pursuit of the Ultimate high

India may not have flying communities like Florida’s Spruce Creek-where roads are taxiways, homes have aircraft hangars and windows open to neighbourhood runways-but change is in the air, as those who can afford flying school are lining up to earn…

Helping young women learn to fly

Flight instructor, pilot and mentor to youth Malvika Matharoo impresses right away with her forthrightness and energy. “I have always been interested in unique things,” says Matharoo, a Petaluma resident. “That is what drove my passion to get into aviation.…

Cochin Airport To Open Engineering School

India’s Cochin International Airport Ltd. (CIAL) in Nedumbassery is about to launch an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering School (AMES). The school, which will provide education and training in aircraft maintenance and repair, will open Sept. 1. The facility has received mandatory…

Flight Attendants Grounded For Being Too Fat

Last Saturday, Turkish Airlines announced that 28 flight attendants, both men and women, had been grounded and suspended on unpaid leave until they lose weight. “Weight and height are important factors at all airlines,” the airline said in a statement…