Monthly Archives: December 2011

More flying schools land in Salem airport as commercial flights shut

December 28, 2011

Salem: City airport is becoming a hotspot for pilot training centres in south India. International Aviation Academy launched its centre in the city last Thursday in addition to Southern Pilot Training Academy, which started to train pilots since 2008. When asked about the reason for choosing Salem airport, Shaji Abraham John, one of the...

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IndiGo asks govt to relax rules for hiring expat pilots

December 28, 2011

Mumbai: The country’s second largest private carrier by market share, IndiGo, has asked the government to relax the rules for hiring expatriate pilots under the Foreign Aircrew Temporary Authorisation (FATA) policy. The proposal, if approved, would allow the carrier to engage experienced pilots quitting crisis-ridden Kingfisher Airlines. “The airline has written to the Civil...

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Apply Now to be a Pilot with Air India Express

December 24, 2011

Air India Charters Limited now now recruits Trainee Pilots, Co-Pilots, Captains and Instructors. 1) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: A) TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION : Candidates should be in possession of : i. CPL / ATPL issued by Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India. ii. Instrument Rating endorsement on Indian CPL/ATPL. iii. FRTO license issued by DGCA....

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NZ flying school boss hits back at allegations

December 24, 2011

The head of an under-fire Palmerston North flying school is defending his reputation after being accused of negligence and assaulting students. This week, the Manawatu Standard reported that the future of the Wings Flight Training Academy was in doubt after a damning report from the International Education Appeal Authority recommended it be suspended as...

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Kenya Airways to recruit expatriate captains to ease shortage of pilots

December 22, 2011

Uganda: During the showcasing last week of Boeing’s B787 Dreamliner in Nairobi, questions were asked of Dr. Titus Naikuni, CEO of Kenya Airways (KQ), how the arrival of additional aircraft in 2012 and beyond – the airline is expecting 3 B777s and by all accounts some 10 more Embraer 190 aircraft over the next...

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843 commercial pilot licences issued this year by DGCA

December 22, 2011

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued more than 5500 commercial pilot licences (CPL) since 2008, including 843 this year, Lok Shaba was informed today. The country’s aviation regulator issued 1458 CPLs in 2008, while 1886 such licences issued in 2009 and 1368 in the next year. But DGCA issued only 843...

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New Zealand flying school on verge of closure

December 19, 2011

The future of a Palmerston North flying school is in doubt after a damning report from an education tribunal found student accommodation was not up to standard, nor were foreign students looked after when they arrived in New Zealand. In light of those findings, the International Education Appeal Authority is recommending the Wings Flight...

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Glitch means 4% clear pilot exam

December 19, 2011

New Delhi: Following a software glitch, less than 4 per cent candidates managed to clear the first-ever online examinations for pilot licence conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) earlier this month, that too in only one subject out of 12. The exams had been started after a number of pilots were...

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‘Save my daughter’s future’

December 17, 2011

We are publishing as such, a letter we received yesterday. Hope the authorities act quick – Editor I am father of a trainee pilot at Yash Air  and I want to give some information because the future of my daughter is in danger. We had taken admission at Yash Air, Ujjain & started flying in March...

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Ahmedabad aviation fraud: More students join stir

December 11, 2011

Ahmedabad: Few more students of International Institute of Flying Staffjoined their seniors to demand either jobs or a refund of their fee from the institute. Some students of the 2010 batch also joined in the second day of the protest against the director of the institute, Capt. Sunil Singh. The students have alleged that...

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