Monthly Archives: January 2012

Middle East short of skilled aviation personnel

January 30, 2012

The impact of the Middle East aviation sector’s achievements to date and its plans for the future have sent shockwaves to all corners of the global industry. One of the major challenges of this dramatic growth has been the ability to attract and, more importantly, retain the right numbers of appropriately skilled people. The...

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Spreading New Wings

January 30, 2012

He retired as the deputy director, Higher Education, Maharashtra state only to get into the shoes of a student again. An example of sheer self-confidence and the urge to pursue a childhood passion. Meet 61-year-old Laxman Kokate who is the oldest gliding pilot being trained at the Gliding Centre, Pune under the Director General...

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Air industry training hub in Clark takes flight

January 30, 2012

The dream of thousands of young Filipinos to become pilots may now be that much more attainable as the country strives to establish itself as an air industry training hub for the Asia-Pacific region. A new training center for aviation industry professionals—to be built as a joint venture between the Gokongwei family’s Cebu Pacific...

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Tribal students of Jharkhand duped by pilot training institute

January 28, 2012

Ranchi: Thirty tribal students from Jharkhand, have been duped by a pilot training institute. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) disqualified the institute after it had reportedly spent 18 lakh rupees training each students. Raj Kumar, a student of the institute, blamed the administration for mishandling the entire situation. “It was the entire...

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Looming pilot shortage prompts training upgrade

January 28, 2012

Sheridan College and the Brampton Flying Club announced a new partnership on Wednesday that will allow students to earn a business degree and their commercial pilot’s licence in the same four years. “More and more airlines are looking to go beyond just flying experience when it comes to hiring. A solid post-secondary education will...

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IAF women pilots break altitude barrier

January 28, 2012

New Delhi: Continuing with their sparkling achievements, IAF women pilots have now begun to go where no women has gone before. They are flying military cargo aircraft sorties to forbidding high-altitude forward areas like Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) and Leh. “Since December, some women IAF pilots are flying sorties of AN-32 medium-lift aircraft to...

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Air India Express looking for Security Agents

January 8, 2012

Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL) recruits Security Agents at Delhi(Northern Region). The job will be on a fixed term contract basis for a period of three years which may be renewed on the basis of performance of work. Number of positions: 57 ( Gen 17, OBC 36, SC 04 ) Vacancies are...

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Jet cuts trainee co-pilots’ pay from Rs 1.3L to Rs 50k

January 8, 2012

New Delhi: India’s largest private airline Jet Airways has reduced the monthly salary of its trainee co-pilots by almost 60% from about Rs 1.3 lakh to Rs 50,000 in the New Year. The decision was conveyed to its trainee co-pilots in last week and is among a series of steps that the airline is...

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Over 50% of cabin crew of AI to be under 37

January 8, 2012

New Delhi: Last week when 36 “flying models” of Kingfisher joined national carrier Air India – long notorious for its virtually senior citizen cabin crew – as air hostesses, the airline started a journey back in time to its glamorous old days. These 36 were among the 670 twenty-somethings who joined as cabin crew,...

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