Monthly Archives: February 2011

Airlines may need to hire more staff under new safety norms

February 25, 2011

New Delhi: Indian carriers may soon have to hire more pilots and crew to comply with a new rule that mandates more rest for flight crew to prevent fatigue, a reason cited for the decade’s worst plane crash in India last year that killed 158 people. “Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will issue...

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Pilots with commercial licence jobless

February 25, 2011

Mumbai: For two years now, his parents have religiously paid Rs 25,000 EMI on a Rs 30-lakh soft loan, to fund the training program for his commercial pilot licence (CPL). It therefore took a measure of gumption for Nitin Mayekar (name changed) to apply for another loan; this one, for Rs 15 lakh. He...

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Labourer’s daughter becomes air hostess, joins Air India

February 25, 2011

Bhopal:  Beating odds stacked heavily against her, a daughter of a labourer has become an international air hostess. Roshni Sapkal, 22, has become an air hostess with public carrier Air India Express, and is now posted in Mumbai since February 1, her father Prakash Sapkal told PTI today. Roshni did her schooling from government...

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Top-notch aerospace colleges to help Bangalore become an aviation hub

February 18, 2011

After emerging as India’s answer to US’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore could well be the answer to France’s Toulouse—well known for its aerospace industry. The IT capital of India will soon be giving wings to the dreams of our youth to make it big in aerospace engineering. The state government has given a go ahead...

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Pilot Training Program at CAE Global Academy India

February 15, 2011

Yesterday, in the presence of The Honourable Minister Praful Patel and Mr. Marc Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and CAE agreed that a helicopter ab initio pilot training program will be launched later this year at the CAE Global Academy Gondia. The program will lead...

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CAPA AeroPark advances aviation training campus

February 15, 2011

Chennai/ Bangalore: CAPA AeroPark, an aviation university and training campus being developed in India, today announced plans to bring forward its launch date in response to calls from the industry. The CAPA AeroPark is expected to service the training needs for India, West Asia and Asia, and is projected to handle over 10,000 students...

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CAPA Aeropark to establish satellite academies in New Delhi and Mumbai by year end

February 15, 2011

Mumbai: CAPA AeroPark, first aviation university and training campus being developed in India, recently announced plans to bring forward its launch date in response to calls from the industry. CAPA AeroPark will establish satellite academies in New Delhi and Mumbai by the end of 2011, while the flagship campus on a 50 acre Greenfield...

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Thales, Axis JV to set up flight training centre in Bangalore

February 15, 2011

Bangalore: Thales, Europe’s biggest maker of defence electronics, is floating a joint venture with Axis Aerospace & Technologies (AAT), an Indian engineering services company, with an initial investment of $50 million to set up state-ofthe art flight training centre in Bangalore. Axis, which is backed by member of parliament and former telecom entrepreneur Rajeev...

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Aerospace university may come up in Bangalore

February 10, 2011

Bangalore: It is not just giving a big push to the ambitious aerospace industry in the state, the Aero India show is promising to do much more, for Bangalore, in particular. If all goes well, Bangalore will get Asia’s first aerospace university that could catapult the city into the league of global aerospace hubs....

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CAE Training Centre Approved by India Directorate of Civil Aviation

February 10, 2011

CAE announced today on the eve of the biennial Aero India show that its training centre in Bangalore, India is the first non-airline training centre to earn approval as a fixed-wing Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) by India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DCGA). The TRTO approval covers simulation-based initial, command and upgrade pilot...

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