Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tests stare at 4,500 pilots

April 29, 2011

New Delhi: More than 4,500 aspiring pilots will face a battery of “stringent” tests over the weekend as India’s civil aviation regulator tries to make the skies “safer” following the recent scandal over the award of pilot licences. The tests will be conducted by the directorate-general of civil aviation (DGCA), which has been shaken...

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Flight of hope: DGCA in reform mode

April 23, 2011

Mumbai : The fake pilot scam, where fourteen persons were arrested, including six pilots and three Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officers, has prompted the aviation regulator to consider a change in the format of the commercial pilots licence (CPL) examination. Come July, the civil aviation regulator will do away with the paper-pencil...

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Franfinn files a suit before Delhi HC against “Dum Maaro Dum”

April 23, 2011

Frankfinn filed suit before Delhi high court for permanent injunction restraining infringement, dilution and tarnishment of its trademarks, in the upcoming film “Dum Maaro Dum”  releasing on 22nd april,2011 and also seeking retraction with damages from the producers of the film M/S Ramesh Sippy entertainment and fox star studio India. Frankfinn Institute of Air...

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Frankfinn Institute eyeing overseas markets

April 15, 2011

After having established itself as the world’s number one airhostess training institute, Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training is now eyeing overseas markets and is in the midst of freezing plans to foray into the Middle-East. While it already has an operation in Dubai, it is now eyeing other parts of the Middle-East, where its...

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DGCA teams to check 40 flying schools

April 15, 2011

New Delhi: The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has set up three teams to examine 40 flying schools across the country from April 18. The move comes amid reports of pilot training schools fudging their logbook entries to help candidates get licences. The teams would submit reports within three months. The authenticity of records submitted...

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SpiceJet to hire pilots and cabin crew for its regional airline

April 5, 2011

Mumbai: Gurgaon-based budget airline SpiceJet will recruit 150 pilots and 300 cabin crew to launch the regional airline connecting smaller towns with metro cities in south India shortly. The airline announced its intent to tap the growing regional market with an order for 15 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft – which can accommodate 70-80 people...

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Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau closing in on 3 fake pilots

April 5, 2011

Jaipur: The Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is closing in on three of the 14 pilots under scanner for procuring licences fraudulently after obtaining their employment records from the private airline where they were working. They are likely to be arrested soon. According to Bhuprendra Yadav, ASP of the ACB, the agency had sought employment-related...

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New rules reduce rest period for cabin crew

April 5, 2011

Mumbai: If the new draft circular introduced by the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) regarding flight duty time limit of aircraft crew comes into force, expect even more fatigued personnel to operate your flights. While the draft allows airlines to make maximum use of manpower, it reduces rest hours of the cabin crew....

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After online results, cameras in DGCA offices

April 5, 2011

Mumbai: The central examination organisation (CEO) of the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) is at the forefront of overhauling the system after the fake pilot licence scam was uncovered. The aviation regulator will install CCTVs in the premises of the CEOs office to keep marksheet forgery under check. In the future, the officials...

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