Monthly Archives: August 2012

Asia would need 200,000 pilots in next 20 years: Boeing

August 31, 2012

Asia would need almost a whopping 200,000 pilots over the next two decades, with China and India accounting for the bulk of the demand, a study by US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has said. Fast-growing airlines in Asia, particularly in China, India and Middle East, would need as many as 185,600 new pilots and 243,500...

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Amity to train IAF personnel for career after retirement

August 31, 2012

Noida: With a view to providing post-retirement career options to IAF personnel, an MOU was today signed between Indian Air Force and Amity University. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Amity University, Uttar Pradesh and IAF by Rear Admiral R C Kochar, Deputy Pro Vice chancellor, Amity University and Air Vice Marshall S...

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Flight too fancy: Tribals say no to being airhostesses

August 31, 2012

In spite of the debacle that UPA-1’s ambitious tribal empowerment scheme of training tribals for working in the aviation sector turned into in Maharashtra — only three out of 100 trainees got placed with airlines — the State government has decided to pull the scheme out of cold storage. Only, this time around tribal...

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Govt to re-examine eligibility of flying schools

August 31, 2012

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday said eligibility criteria of flying schools will be re-examined.In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Singh said: “Based on the investigation report submitted by the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVC) in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) regarding alleged irregularities in various flying schools, the...

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Indian Air Force ahead with over 10 percent women officers

August 25, 2012

New Delhi: Women officers in the Indian army, navy and air force constitute only 3.3, 3.9 and 10.4  percent of the officer cadre respectively and these figures were achieved  within 20 years from when they were first recruited, parliament was informed  Wednesday. Defence Minister A.K. Antony said in a written reply in the Rajya...

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Maha govt to train tribal youths for aviation, hospitality

August 25, 2012

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government today approved a scheme to provide training for jobs in the aviation and hospitality sectors to the youths from scheduled tribes. The government will help educated ST youths to train for careers such as Air Hostess, Cabin Crew, Hotel Management staff or Customer Care staff. The scheme will start this year,...

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Fair Airways ‘airline’ with Taunton base investigated

August 15, 2012

Somerset trading standards is working to close down the website of an “airline” which claims it has a base in Taunton. Fair Airways UK  is advertising for staff on its website and candidates must pay £75 up-front. But the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it had never heard of the airline and trading standards...

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Frankfinn launches 2 aviation training centres

August 13, 2012

Hyderabad: Frankfinn Group has launched two new training centres at Kukatpally and Ameerpet. They will focus on training manpower for the aviation, hospitality, travel and customer services. The centres were inaugurated by upcoming Telugu actress Supriya. They will serve the needs of students from the entire State. K.S. Kohli, Chairman of the Frankfinn Group,...

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New crew requirements to be opposed by body

August 12, 2012

Mumbai: The All India Cabin Crew Association (AICCA) now plans to protest against the latest medical guidelines stipulated by the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for cabin crewmembers, according to sources in Air India. The circular, issued on July 24, has now set new parameters and a slew of mandatory medical tests during induction...

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Ragging in top flying school, 2 expelled

August 12, 2012

New Delhi: India’s premier pilot training institute, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), which functions under the aegis of Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been hit by a ragging scandal. The IGRUA management last month terminated two senior pilot cadets for their alleged involvement in a serious case of ragging, in which a junior...

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