Monthly Archives: December 2012

Kingfisher pilots pin hope on Captain Gopinath’s aviation venture

December 31, 2012

Mumbai: With little hope of being airborne again in the near future, a section of Kingfisher Airlines pilots are now pinning their hopes on the erstwhile Deccan Air founder Capt Gopinath’s proposed new carrier and making frequent enquiries about its launch. “With airlines like Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir not hiring, Kingfisher pilots,...

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Aviation course from Gujarat University

December 31, 2012

Soon, you would not have to be only a science student to be able to become a pilot. Gujarat University (GU)has plans of teaming up with an aviation university so that students who are interested in becoming can become pilots no matter what their background is. GU shall be signing a memorandum of understanding...

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Number of foreign pilots is on the decrease

December 31, 2012

There is shortage of type rated Commanders in the country due to growth in aviation industry and induction of new aircrafts in the fleet of the airlines.  However, adequate number of co-pilots are available and employed with the airlines.  These co-pilots do not possess sufficient training and experience as required to become commander on that type.  To cover the...

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Abusive flight instructor ‘mentally tortured’ students

December 23, 2012

New Zealand’s lucrative market for foreign students is under the spotlight after a group of Indian students say they were assaulted, ripped off and forced to fly in unsafe conditions at a Palmerston North flight school. ONE News was first contacted a year and a half ago by a desperate group of Indian students...

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Old City girl skips hurdles to soar high in the skies

December 22, 2012

Hyderabad: For Salva Fatima, a resident of Sultan Shahi, the flight to success was fraught with difficulties, criticism and frequent tests of patience. Now, four years and 201 flight hours later, the gritty 24-year-old has graduated perhaps as the first woman pilot from the Old City. In her uniform with striped flaps and the...

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Expat pilots number comes down to 340 from 526 last year

December 20, 2012

340 expat pilots are still employed with various airlines in the country of which largest number is with Jet Airways, Lok Sabha was informed today. “Total number of foreign pilots employed with various airlines has come down from 526 last year to 340 present, of which 93 are employed with Jet Airways. 63 are...

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AP Aviation Academy sustains huge loss

December 20, 2012

Hyderabad: The major fire accident that engulfed a hangar in Begumpet airport has not just annihilated the entire fleet of aircrafts, along with the equipment, belonging to the Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy (APAC), it has also put a question mark on the careers of about 42 trainees. These trainees are undergoing two-year long course...

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Air India Express to recruit 50 pilots, 30 commanders in a year

December 15, 2012

Kochi: Aiming to increase the strength of pilots for optimum utilisation of its fleet strength, the Air India Express today decided to recruit 50 pilots, 30 commanders and 30 co-pilots within one year. Shortage of commanders was the main issue discussed at the board meeting of the budget airlines here, chaired by Rohit Nandan,...

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Jet Airways aviation academies to take off in Delhi, Kolkata

December 10, 2012

New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways, which expects its aviation academy to be functional from early next year here, has said it will set up similar centres in Delhi and Kolkata to cater to the growing in-house and industry demand. “We have received provisional clearance for our aviation training academy and we expect to...

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Wannabe tribal pilots to resume flying soon

December 6, 2012

The 26 wannabe pilots of the state whose aspiration to fly high was cut short after they were returned home from the Bilaspur-based flying academy midway in last October could now aspire to resume their flight as the government has apparently completed the nitty-gritty of resuming their training afresh. The state government has signed...

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