Monthly Archives: October 2011

Air India launches drive to recruit staff at various levels

October 25, 2011

To beef up its operations, cash-strapped Air India has launched a massive drive to recruit chief operating officers for itself and Air India Express, along with commanders, co-pilots and cabin crew for almost all types of aircraft in its fleet. Experienced and inexperienced cabin crew are also being recruited for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners,...

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Saab India Technology Centre opens in Hyderabad

October 22, 2011

Hyderabad: A technology centre to undertake research and development in aerospace, defence and urban innovation, including civil security, set up by Saab India Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in partnership with Mahindra Satyam was inaugurated in this growing IT hub Friday. “The Saab India Technology Centre (SITC) will form a bridge between India and Sweden. The...

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National aviation university on the cards

October 18, 2011

Mumbai: A national aviation university to remedy the dearth of skilled human resource in the aviation sector, a civil aviation authority to make the country’s aviation regulator independent administratively and financially, an independent air accident investigation bureau, an ombudsman to handle passenger concerns, a task force for aviation security, and restructuring of the Bureau...

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Pilots make a beeline for IndiGo

October 10, 2011

Kolkata: Four city-based senior pilots and 44 other commanders and co-pilots have quit Air India in the past few months. For most of those who left AI, IndiGo has been the airline of choice as it has the best financial health as well as ontime performance among airlines operating in the country. With the...

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Rivals plunder cash-strapped Air India’s cockpits

October 6, 2011

Mumbai: Cash-strapped national carrier Air India has lost 48 of its pilots to domestic and international rivals over the past three months, with thriving budget airliner IndiGo poaching two thirds of those. The rest have been hired by a clutch of carriers including domestic airlines like Jet Airways and SpiceJet as well as a...

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Baltic Aviation Academy offers additional A320 and B737NG pilot trainings in Prague

October 6, 2011

Aviation training centre Baltic Aviation Academy (BAA) based inVilnius,Lithuania, expands capacities for Boeing 737 NG and Airbus A320 type rating trainings by adding trainings in the full-flight simulators (FFS) in Prague, Czech Republic. Capacity expansion is the result of the agreement betweenBalticAviationAcademyand CAE, leading provider of simulation and modeling technologies and integrated training solutions...

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Pilots exit Kingfisher in large numbers

October 5, 2011

Mumbai: Financially beleaguered, Kingfisher Airlines, is facing a challenge on a front other than finances with an estimated 75 of its pilots, out of a total count of 650, having quit over the last three months. Such high levels of attrition, industry observers say, are likely to impact the airline’s future operations. The Vijay...

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Gasping Punjab aircraft engg college in its last lap

October 2, 2011

Patiala: It started with a bang but will end with a whimper. For the last 30 years, the Punjab Aircraft Maintenance Engineering College (PAMEC) in Patiala, that shares its premises with the famed aviation club, has enjoyed a pride of place in India. Its students brought laurels to the college each year after landing...

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