Monthly Archives: September 2012

Soaring high above the gender barrier

September 27, 2012

New Delhi: The Futehally family was perhaps way beyond times. In the early 1960s, when few women would even think of pursuing a hobby, Mumbai-based Rabia Futehally chose flying as her pastime. With the support from her father, brothers and husband, she climbed into the cockpit of a Piper PA-18, a twin-seater aircraft and...

Read more »

Defence, aerospace sector faces acute talent deficit

September 21, 2012

A dearth of talent continues to weigh on India’s nascent defence and aerospace industry. “Sourcing talent for the sector is going to become a bigger challenge now because a lot of defence related programmes are drawing to a close,” says Kunal Girap, Director, WalkWater, a talent advisory services firm. India raised its defence budget...

Read more »

Case registered against Aveon Academy

September 21, 2012

Following the agitation of the students of Aveon Inn Aviation Academy and their parents alleging that they have been cheated of the fees they have paid, the police have registered a case against the owner of the institution, Praveen G Thambi, of Bangalore, and four others. Aluva centre coordinator Bipin and four others, including...

Read more »

Students allege cheating by Aviation Management Institute

September 18, 2012

Kochi: Students who have been promised BBA and MBA degrees with specialisation in aviation management have been cheated by an institution here. The Aveon Inn Aviation Academy, the franchisee of a Bangalore-based educational institution, has promised business degrees and post-graduate management degrees with specialisation in aviation and airport management to over 10 students on...

Read more »

PH flight schools fight for their reputation

September 15, 2012

Manila: After experiencing a boom 5 years ago, the Philippine flight school industry is struggling to survive, and the fact that a student pilot was on board the recent Masbate crash has not helped. Nepali citizen Kshitiz Chand was inside the cockpit of the Piper Seneca aircraft owned by the Aviatour charter company and...

Read more »

Third Punjab flight training institute waiting to take wings

September 11, 2012

 New Delhi: Notwithstanding the slowdown in the aviation sector, the Punjab government is planning to set up a flying training institute (FTI) in Ludhiana. The state government has submitted its proposal to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for approval. If the proposal is approved, this would be the third FTI in the...

Read more »