Monthly Archives: November 2012

Forced landing for flying training at GATI

November 28, 2012

Bhubaneswar: Flying training at the government aviation training institute (GATI) in the city has been stopped since January after the state civil aviation department failed to pay up the project allocation fee to the Airport Authority of India (AAI). The airport authorities had stopped flying operations demanding 50 per cent project allocation fee, a...

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DGCA asked to set up forum for redressal of pilot grievances

November 25, 2012

New Delhi: In an attempt to look into the concerns of the pilots, who give in-service examinations for promotions, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to institute a forum for redressal of complaints of harassment filed by them. “A lot of pilots do not even get...

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Grounded Kingfisher co-pilots hope to soar high again with GoAir

November 24, 2012

Scores of jobless co-pilots from the defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) on Thursday appeared for written tests conducted by GoAir. The job seekers ranged from those with minimum (300 hours) and maximum hours of flying experience on Airbus 320. Eighty of the co-pilots in the fray were from KFA as both the airlines operate similar...

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GE to add several hundred more R&D jobs in India

November 24, 2012

Bangalore: General Electric (GE) will make an additional investment of $60 million in its technology centre in Bangalore over the next three years and take the headcount in the centre to 5,000 by the end of this financial year. The centre currently has over 4,500 people doing cutting edge research and development in areas...

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Take the ‘scams’ out of educating pilots: Govt

November 24, 2012

To tackle growing complaints of favouritism in various examinations and proficiency checks for pilots, government today directed aviation regulator DGCA to establish an institutional mechanism and standardise procedures to address such grievances. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, after a review of the current examination system, directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to...

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Aviation career: Airport Ground Handling

November 23, 2012

Airport ground handling is basically servicing of an aircraft when it is on the ground and that are parked at a terminal gate of an airport. Ground handling addresses service requirements of an airliner between the time it arrives at a terminal gate and the time it departs on its next flight. The work includes highly...

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GMR Aviation launches new course

November 18, 2012

Hyderabad:  GMR Aviation Academy has launched its first batch of three-month International Air Transport Association courses in travel and tourism, airport operations and air cargo at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here. The academy, which is the aviation training arm of the GMR Group, utilises the airport facilities for hands-on practical training. IATA has...

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Symbiotics Ltd in 5-year Contract to Deliver Pilot Screening to Wings Aviation Careers

November 6, 2012

Symbiotics Ltd, leading international specialists in human performance assessment, pilot selection and training solutions, has signed a 5 year contract to provide Wings Aviation Careers (WAC), with ADAPT (TM) as a part of their Cadet Ready Screening Program. Wings Aviation Careers run a unique and successful cadet ready program, providing airlines with excellent ab...

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Interview With A Saudi Airline Flight Attendant

November 6, 2012

Where are you from, Ahmed? Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I’m Jeddah based. What are the requirements to become a flight attendant for Saudi Airlines? High school minimum, English language (reading writing and spoken fluent), minimum age is 19, maximum age is 35, flight attendant diploma or courses has a priority. How long was your...

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