Monthly Archives: January 2011

Get ready, Air India is on hiring spree

January 21, 2011

New Delhi: Air India is looking for young men and women for its plans to increase flights from the Delhi Airport. At present, the national carrier operates more than 700 flights every week from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. By the end of March, when the summer schedule begins, this number would go up...

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Airlines to hire 5,000 as aviation boom returns

January 21, 2011

Mumbai/New Delhi: Indian carriers will hire at least 5,000 professionals across categories this year — pilots, cabin crew and airport ground staff — buoyed by the recent boom in the aviation sector which saw high attrition and retrenchment after the onset of the downturn in 2008. “Airlines had pulled out at least 20% capacity...

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Domestic airlines back to hiring as fleet expansion gains speed

January 17, 2011

Mumbai/New Delhi: The domestic aviation industry is set to turn into a major employer once again. If both the Delhi-based low-cost airlines — SpiceJet and IndiGo — are planning to hire more than 1,000 people during this year, the Mumbai-based full service carrier, Jet Airways will require over 300 pilots in the next three...

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Spicejet To Use Ctc For B737ng Type Training

January 17, 2011

CTC Aviation Group plc (CTC) has been awarded the contract to provide B737NG type rating training for spiceJet’s rapidly growing pilot workforce. India’s preferred airline currently has a fleet of 25 B737NG aircraft and a further 45 on order and committed. spiceJet selected CTC’s Rockwell Collins B737NG next generation ‘CORE’ simulation to complete the...

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AI to hire 700 to meet its shortage of cabin crew

January 12, 2011

New Delhi: In one of its largest hiring programmes since the Indian Airlines-Air India merger, the airline is increasing cabin crew by 700 to tide over the current shortage. New hires will be a mix of trainees and experienced staff. “The need to hire emerged after we saw a shortage of crew. We will...

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Airlines get more time to phase out expat pilots

January 12, 2011

New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry has granted much-needed relief to domestic airlines, allowing them to employ expat commanders and keep them on their rolls until 2013, as the industry prepares to induct 240 more planes in three years to meet increasing travel demand. The blanket three-year extension is also a shift from the...

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21-year-old Marol girl youngest commander in the world

January 5, 2011

Mumbai: Bavicca Bharathi, has become the youngest commander in the world at the age of 21. The record was earlier held by captain Nivedita Bhasin of Indian Airlines who achieved it at the age of 23. The young girl from Marol, Andheri (East) flew her first flight IT 2439/2440 with Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) on...

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