Monthly Archives: April 2012

Nearly 500 expat pilots working in India: Government

April 27, 2012

New Delhi: Nearly 500 foreign pilots are currently working in various Indian aviation companies with Jet Airways topping the list of recruiters, the government said today. These details were given by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh in response to a question in Lok Sabha. The government had allowed airlines to hire foreign aircrew to...

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No chopper training till Director General of Civil Aviation completes probe

April 27, 2012

Bangalore: The helicopter which force-landed atop a building last week has deprived 28 pilots from being trained in basic helicopter flying. The Rotary Wing Academy (RWA), to which the chopper belonged, has 28 trainees, including Army pilots, Border Security Force (BSF) officers, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers, Coast Guard and civil pilots. “Their...

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Airports Authority of India packs off Chennai’s oldest flying school from airport

April 22, 2012

Chennai: The Madras Flying Club (MFC), one of the oldest in the country, is set to move out of the city. The 80-year-old institution, which took part in several wars before and after Independence, has been asked to vacate its office and aircraft hangar from the Anna International Airport, which itself emerged from the...

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Career in Aircraft maintenance

April 21, 2012

World-wide, the business of aircraft maintenance is enormous, and is set to expand. The approximate number of aeroplanes currently in service world-wide is around 500,000 passenger and cargo aircraft and about four million smaller private aircraft used for business or pleasure. India is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. Due to...

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Nagpur flying club to acquire flight simulator soon

April 21, 2012

Nagpur: Trainee pilots of Nagpur Flying Club (NFC) will soon get to fly an aircraft on a simulator. The state government-run NFC has finalized plans to acquire a simulator to impart training, said Arun Dongre, managing director of NFC. Officials from the director general of civil aviation (DGCA), who recently visited NFC, also gave...

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Students may get ‘wings’ to fly into aviation sector

April 21, 2012

Lucknow: Looking forward to a career in aviation industry? No need to worry now. Manyawar Kanshiram Institute of Tourism Management (MKITM), a UP tourism undertaking is introducing two job-oriented courses that will train candidates to get the job of air hostess/flight steward and assisting passengers at the airport. The two courses, one-year diploma in...

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Aviation University off to Amethi?

April 21, 2012

The proposed Aviation University, planned at the Begumpet Airport, by the Andhra Pradesh government, has been hijacked by the Congress general gecretary Rahul Gandhi Rahul is the MP from Amethi. And the Varsity may be gifted to his constituency. The news has now reached the AP State Secretariat and the all-knowing babus for once...

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AAAL to train GTU aeronautical engg students

April 21, 2012

Ahmedabad The Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Limited (AAAL) is set to provide practical training to aviation and aeronautical engineering students of the Gujarat Technological University (GTU). Approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), AAAL on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the university. Under the agreement, AAAL would also train...

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Government wants Madras Flying Club club to stay

April 21, 2012

Chennai: The Madras Flying Club (MFC) has just been managing to exist by training their pilots at the Vellore airfield. But after the Airports Authority of India (AAI) informed them that subsidised operation rates applied only to the Madras Airport, and to use the Vellore airfield, they would have to pay commercial rates, the...

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Flying club in Bengal to give aero sports a boost

April 13, 2012

Kolkata: Few are aware that one of the first aviators from the state Biren Roy, who is said to have flown Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on several secret missions, was instrumental in setting up the first private flying club in Bengal. Now, one of his nephews, after an illustrious 39-year-old career in the Indian...

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