Month: August 2011

Emirates seeks 4000 new flight attendants

Emirates, the largest international airline, is advertising 4000 cabin-crew jobs via online music provider Spotify as it strives to attract international staff for the world’s biggest fleet of Airbus superjumbos. Emirates needs to boost flight attendant numbers by a third…

Disparate audits leave aviation industry fuming

Mumbai: A team of Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) auditors collected flight details from an airport’s air traffic control and cross-verified it with flying training records maintained by the flying school which conducted training at that airport. It was…

Servers crash during pilot licence exams

New Delhi: On day one, when over 1,000 pilots took the first online examination for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence, servers across all the seven centres in India, designated by the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) crashed. Many of the…

Pilot licence test will go online

New Delhi: In the wake of the recent pilot licence scam that shook the Indian civil aviation sector, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to launch the first ever online examination system for issue of pilot and…

Becoming a pilot set to get tougher

New Delhi: Pilot aspirants soon would have to pass an entrance exam where their aptitude would be tested before being allowed to join a flying school. Also the number of times one can appear in the Directorate General of Civil…

Search on for fake marksheets supplier

Jaipur: A Delhi crime branch team raided many places in Sikar district on Thursday after it came up that a local man had provided fake marksheets to pilots who obtained commercial pilot licences (CPL) fraudulently from the Director General of…

DGCA audit grounds Bombay Flying Club

Mumbai Country’s oldest pilot training school, the Bombay Flying Club founded by JRD Tata in 1929, may have to shut shop. The flying school, which boasts of training JRD Tata, has been caught fudging records. An audit by the Directorate…

Amdavadi fake pilots turn touts

Ahmedabad: All they needed was a deep pocket and a middleman who would help give wings to their dream of becoming a pilot. The two Amdavadi youngsters – Hiren Nagar and Jigesh Patel – arrested in the fake pilot scam…