Month: June 2011

SIA recruiting cadet pilots from India

Pilots used to be a much sought-after profession in Singapore, but it appears that Singaporeans are ’shunning’ the job as well which prompted Singapore Airlines (SIA) to put up a job advertisement in India to recruit and train Indian nationals…

Demand for airline pilots set to soar

After nearly a four-year drought of job openings, the airline industry is on the brink of what’s predicted to be the biggest surge in pilot hiring in history. Aircraft maker Boeing has forecast a need for 466,650 more commercial pilots…

Air India pilots in demand

Reports in Asia say private airlines are offering jobs to Air India pilots who either have quit or who plan to do so.Carriers including IndiGo, SpiceJet, Qatar Airways and Emirates reportedly are cherry picking AI’s pilot base to meet their…

Private airlines vie for AI pilots

New Delhi: Private airlines are targeting disgruntled Air India pilots who have either quit or are planning to do so. According to market observers, private carriers such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, Qatar Airways and Emirates are competing with each other to…

Government urged to take over Madras Flying Club

Chennai: The Madras Flying Club Employees’ Union on Wednesday appealed to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to bring the 80-year-old aviation club under government control to curb alleged malpractice and mismanagement. Briefing reporters here, K S Narayanan, president of the union,…

IndiGo, CAE in 5-year pact for training pilots

New Delhi: India’s largest low-cost airline, IndiGo, has announced a five-year deal with CAE to provide training to pilot cadets at the CAE Global Academy, Gondia and type-rating training centres. IndiGo said the 17-month cadet pilot programme was specifically designed…