Monthly Archives: June 2012

Air India mulls walk-in interviews to replace pilots on strike

June 30, 2012

 New Delhi: In a first, Air India is planning to conduct walk-in interviews for hiring pilots and overcome the shortage created by the 53-day-old strike by the Indian Pilots’ Guild (IPG). These walk-ins are being planned days after AI placed ads for hiring pilots in the international media. “We are planning to hold walk-in interviews on...

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Engineers have pilot position in aerospace jobs market

June 28, 2012

Paris: The race to sell airliners, particularly between Airbus and Boeing, is putting the aerospace companies of the world in cut-throat competition to recruit engineers. There is a worldwide shortage of people with the qualifications needed by the companies gearing up to meet demand for an estimated 20,000 aircraft in the next 20 years....

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Is a career as an air hostess for you?

June 28, 2012

Bangalore: Though it may seem like a glamourous job from the outside but this career is a lot of hard work. This is a highly demanding job which requires a lot of patience and involves odd duty hours. To be more specific behind this career lies a strong conviction, commitment and hard work for...

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Careers take off as airlines go on hiring spree

June 26, 2012

Hyderabad: With no let-up in hiring by airlines , demand for ground staff, cabin crew and airhostesses is on the up. And, students trained at leading institutes are finding that they are the preferred ones in the jobs market. Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Korean Airways have been hiring Indians as cabin crew, as...

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For graduates of aviation academies, it is a good job market

June 26, 2012

Hyderabad: Some domestic airlines might have landed in a trough in terms of profitability. But students coming out of aviation academies and institutions are getting aboard the aviation industry with relative ease. With no let-up in hiring by Indian and foreign carriers, the demand for airport ground staff, cabin crew and airhostesses is strong,...

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Pinjore Flying Club back on track but no pleasure rides on cards

June 26, 2012

Chandigarh: After three years of being grounded, the Pinjore Flying Club has finally found its wings back. The club, being run by Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation, is now back on track, with a chief flying instructor in place to handle the operations. The club — once an extremely popular attraction because of the...

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Ministry wants IB lens on key DGCA official

June 26, 2012

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given the job of monitoring India’s 40-odd flying schools to a former flying school chief whom the Civil Aviation Ministry wants scrutinised by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), and who has been repeatedly red-flagged by the Home Ministry since 2002. Capt Yashraj Tongia, a former...

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Industry body to help Karnataka develop aviation sector skill sets

June 26, 2012

Bangalore: To strengthen Bangalore’s aviation competitiveness, Bangalore Chamber of Industry Commerce (BCIC) is planning to help Karnataka government in taking up vocational skill development programmes. According to Mr Vinod Nowal, president, BCIC, “Since Bangalore has already taken a lead over other cities, we have initiated this to help sustain it, backed by adequate human...

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Indian Aviation Academy to train African professionals

June 26, 2012

Chennai: More than 100 aviation professionals from African countries will be trained at the Indian Aviation Academy, New Delhi, in operation and management of airports this year, according to Dinesh Kumar, director of the academy, which is the training wing of the Airports Authority of India. The AAI set up the academy because a...

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Govt may hire former private airlines’ pilots in place of sacked Air India pilots

June 8, 2012

New Delhi: After virtually shutting the doors on 100 sacked Air India pilots, the government is working on a plan to replace them with those shed by some private airlines like Jet Airways. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Thursday said alternative plans were being made to ensure that operations of the state-run carrier...

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