Month: July 2011

Kiwis want to set up pilot training schools

New Delhi: New Zealand plans to foray into the Indian aviation sector with ground schools for pilot training. Representatives of the New Zealand aviation industry, who visited the country along with Prime Minister H.E. John Key last month, met heads…

Bid to clip flying club’s wings?

Chennai: A section of Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials are trying to stop the flying operations of Madras Flying Club (MFC), the 80-year-old flying institute has alleged. Senior MFC members said officials at the southern regional division of AAI…

Airline commanders can now have fewer flying hours’ experience

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/airline-commanders-can-now-have-fewer-flying-hours-experience/442163/ Airline commanders can now have fewer flying hours’ experience New Delhi: To meet the growing demand for flight commanders, Indian carriers have resorted to decreasing the minimum flying hour eligibility criteria for a co-pilot to become a commander. The…

23 Indian engineers ripped off

Kathmandu: Police on Saturday busted a cheating racket that ripped off at least 23 engineers from India by promising them jobs in Nepal Airlines. The engineers from different aviation disciplines were lured through an Internet advertisement, the police said. Of…

Delhi Flying Club needs to be revived

Flying, a very intricate and sophisticated profession, cannot blend with politics. If done in haste, its outcome will be the same as the merger of the two national carriers, Indian Airlines (IA) and Air India (AI), which are on the…