Monthly Archives: July 2012

Vidarbha youths’ flying dream crashes in Manila

July 31, 2012

Nagpur: The dreams of two youngsters from Vidarbha to achieve a high-flying career as commercial pilot crash landed after they walked into the trap of a racket operating from Philippine capital Manila. The victims, who were trapped in Manila for one-and-half months, claimed that the Indian embassy in Manila did not do much when...

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GCP officials fear DGCA transfer may delay Academy

July 23, 2012

 Pune: With the transfer of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) E K Bharat Bhushan, the construction of Pawan Hans Helicopter Training Institute (PHTI) might get further delayed, said a Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited (PHHL) official. The project for training helicopter pilots and establishing a heliport at Gliding Centre Pune, Hadapsar (GCP), expected to...

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Jet Airways plans to launch aviation academy

July 13, 2012

Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways plans to set up a marketing services firm and launch an aviation training academy, with a total investment of Rs one crore. The proposal is, however, subjected to regulatory approvals, including those from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board and the Reserve Bank of India, Jet Airways said in a...

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On a whim, flying school grounded before take off

July 13, 2012

Jaipur: Hopes for a fresh take off of the Jaipur Flying Club, dormant for the last 4 years and mired in controversy, have been dashed as it will miss its date with the scheduled interviews for its posts on Friday in a sudden volte-face by the government. “A last minute decision was taken on...

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AI mulling the option of hiring expat co-pilots

July 4, 2012

Mumbai: Hit by frequent agitations by its unionised pilots, Air India is looking at the option of hiring junior pilots from overseas markets, a move that may trigger policy change as the current regulations do not allow recruitment of expats for that position. The carrier, which is crippled by the ongoing 55-day-old strike by...

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