Monthly Archives: May 2013

Emirates opens Dh183m pilot training facility

May 28, 2013

Dubai: Emirates on Monday unveiled a new pilot training facility at the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), which was opened by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. Owned and operated by Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) — a 50:50 joint venture...

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Enter the aero-space lawyer

May 28, 2013

The Center for Air and Space Law (CASL), NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad is launching new and innovative programmes of study in Aviation, Space, Telecommunications, GIS and Remote Sensing Laws, in June, 2013. Classes for these courses, which combine technology, management and law, are to be offered at the centres in Bangalore, Guwahati, New...

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Nagpur flying club may shift flying to Amravati

May 22, 2013

Nagpur: The Nagpur flying club (NFC) may shift its flying activities out of Nagpur to Amravati airport. The directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) has already been moved to seek the permission required for this shift. The DGCA nod is expected to come within next few months. “We have taken this step in order...

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Nagpur Flying Club plans to acquire two more Cessna

May 21, 2013

Nagpur: The Nagpur Flying Club (NFC) is planning to acquire two more aircraft to train its students. This will take the total number of planes with NFC to six. The club already has four Cessna aircraft, with three of them being Cessna 152 and one Cessna 172R. “We are concentrating on improving the quality...

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University of Pune to introduce MTech in aviation

May 19, 2013

Pune: The University of Pune will introduce a two-year MTech (Aviation) course focused on training pilots, in collaboration with a top German civil aviation company, from academic year 2013-14. “The first six months of the course will be at UoP’s department of technology, while the remaining 18 months will be on-site training in Germany,...

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Job aspirants now look for a flying start as more airlines take off

May 15, 2013

Mumbai: When 21-year-old Akanksha Sharma (name changed) lost her job as a flight attendant after a major airline closed down last year, she had no choice but to join a call centre in Bangalore. Six months later, she found her way back to her dream job and will soon be joining a South-East Asian...

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Seaplanes are here but who will fly them?

May 12, 2013

Kochi: Aviation companies waiting in the wings to launch seaplane services in Kerala are scouting for pilots across South Asia for want of commanders trained in amphibian operations in the country. The aviation companies will have to source pilots initially from Maldives and Mauritius. They will be recruited in advance to familiarize them with...

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Capt Krithi Shetty: First lady cmdr from Bunt community

May 12, 2013

Mumbai: Capt Krithi I R Shetty, daughter of Inna Baggara Guthu CA I R Shetty and Kodial Guthu Kavita Shetty has become the first lady commander from the Bunt community. In charge of Airbus 320 of Indigo Airlines, she is one among the very few young lady commanders in the country and the world....

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16 pilots, 400 aircraft engineers cheated of Rs 20 cr by job firm

May 8, 2013

New Delhi: The Delhi Police unearthed a job placement fraud with the arrest of two people, who allegedly duped 400 aircraft maintenance engineers and 16 pilots to the tune of Rs 20 crore. The men, police said, had started a company, Blue Star Aviation Services (BSAS) Ltd, in August 2011 and advertised in newspapers...

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Flight navigator programme

May 8, 2013

Hyderabad: The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) have entered into a memorandum of understanding on affiliation. As part of the agreement, the flight navigator programme being conducted under the aegis of Navigation Training School, Begumpet would henceforth be affiliated to JNTU-H. It would also be recognised for award...

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