Month: November 2011

Flight school grounded for decades

Kolkata: Welcome to the West Bengal Flying Training, a huge junkyard at the entrance to an overgrown jungle that is called the Behala airport. The institute has no flight instructor or engineer, no airworthy planes, no students. It hasn’t had…

Pilot licensing tests to go online next month

Chennai: In a bid to plug loopholes and prevent malpractice, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to conduct online exams for commercial, private and air transport pilot licences from December 3. DGCA had found that malpractice and…

CTC Aviation riding a growth curve

Hamilton, New Zealand – CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited, one of the world’s leading flight training schools for airline pilots based in Hamilton, is experiencing strong business growth on the back of some significant international contracts. The latest agreement to…

Pilot training taking off

Dunedin, New Zealand: Trainee pilots flocking from the northern hemisphere are expected to earn their wings in Southern skies next year as Mainland Air Services helps fill a predicted void in the number of airline pilots. Mainland owner Mark Paterson…