Month: April 2011

Tests stare at 4,500 pilots

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…

Flight of hope: DGCA in reform mode

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…

Frankfinn Institute eyeing overseas markets

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…

DGCA teams to check 40 flying schools

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…

New rules reduce rest period for cabin crew

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…

After online results, cameras in DGCA offices

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…