Monthly Archives: March 2013

Jet plans to hire 100 more expat pilots despite DGCA deadline

March 29, 2013

Mumbai: Jet Airways is planning to hire around 100 foreign pilots for its wide body Boeing fleet and has already approached several hiring firms for this, even as the aviation regulator has set a December 2013 deadline for phasing out expat pilots. “Jet is planning to hire up to 100 foreign pilots. The airline requires...

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AirAsia starts hiring for its India operations

March 29, 2013

New Delhi: Air Asia has started hiring for its India operations which is expected to start flying later this year. Air Asia has advertised on its website about the upcoming-walk-in interviews for cabin crew in India. However, Aziz Laikar, a spokesman for AirAsia, said the airline is in the “midst of finalising the plan”...

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Air Asia to conduct flight attendant interview in India

March 25, 2013

Air Asia is to conduct interviews shortly in India to select Flight Attendants. According the Airlines’ website, the requirements are: Male and female age between 20 and 35 years Secondary School Certificate (SSC) ( first 10 years of Education ) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) ( next 2 years of education ), fluent in English...

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AirAsia To Start Hiring Cabin Crew For India Venture

March 25, 2013

AirAsia Bhd will soon start hiring cabin crew for its Indian venture, the chief executive of the Malaysian budget carrier said Monday. The hiring will mark the start of the carrier’s strategy to operate local flights in India later this year. It will also be a huge employment boost to trained crew in India,...

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Country’s first aviation university in Rae Bareli

March 25, 2013

New Delhi: The first aviation university in the country will come up at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh and its academic session would begin in July next year. This was decided at a meeting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had with Minister of State for Civil Aviation KC Venugopal and top officials in New...

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AAI to recruit 1,200 ATCs in next three years

March 23, 2013

New Delhi: There are 2,144 air traffic controllers in the country and the state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to recruit 400 ATCs every year for the next three years to meet future requirements, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. There are 652 ATCs in northern region, 513 in western, 259 in...

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Aspiring tribal pilot moves HC for scholarship

March 23, 2013

Nagpur: An aspiring pilot from Nagpur Flying Club (NFC) has moved the high court against alleged discrimination by the central government in granting scholarships. Wasudeo Tumdam, through his counsel Sandeep Chopde, alleged that Union ministry of tribal development had not included NFC in its list of Clubs for granting scholarship to tribals wanting commercial...

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Entry of AirAsia, Etihad offers fresh cheer for unemployed pilots, cabin crews

March 17, 2013

Three years ago, Rohit Verma got a pilot’s licence and a type rating that allows him to fly Airbus 320 aircraft after spending Rs 33 lakh. The 20-something pilot is still waiting for his first job. Verma is one among an estimated 4,000 unemployed pilots who now see a glimmer of hope with the...

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Aviation security course

March 17, 2013

Kochi: An aviation security course in X-Ray screening and inspection system for the Kerala Police personnel is in progress at CIAL Academy, said a notification issued by the Cochin International Airport Ltd. After completing the training, the police team will be inducted into the sea front passenger terminal, which will start operations soon. 16/03/13...

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State to help would-be pilots to finish training

March 16, 2013

Ranchi: Giving much need relief to tribal students from Jharkhand selected for pilot training programme in Hyderabad, the Government has decided to help them complete their course. The trainees will now be given training at M/s Chimes Aviation Pvt Ltd, Dhana Sagar, in Madhya Pradesh and M/s Saraswati Aviation Academy, Amhat, Sultanpur in Uttar...

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