Month: March 2012

On a wing & a prayer for 3 years

Vikas Kujur was pursuing civil engineering studies in 2009 when the state government decided to train tribal and other underprivileged youths as commercial pilots. The 24-year-old left his course midway and joined the promising programme. Raj Kumar (26) was a…

AI looks for foreign pilots to man its flights

Kochi: Failing to attract desi aviators to operate its Boeing 737-800 fleet, low-cost carrier Air India Express is thinking of hiring foreign commanders and pilots. Aimed at uninterrupted service, the airline had launched a recruitment drive for pilots in which…

South African SRS Aviation eyes operations in India

Mumbai: South Africa-based chartered flight operator and aircraft spare parts supplier SRS Aviation is looking at launching operations in India, a senior company official has said. “Initially, we are looking at opportunities in aviation training. We are in exploratory talks…