Monthly Archives: June 2013

IndiGo Airlines may lose its commanders to AirAsia India

June 30, 2013

Mumbai: IndiGo Airlines may lose a good chunk of its commanders to AirAsia India as around 100 of its pilots have applied for jobs with the proposed carrier, say sources. Besides a hefty package that AirAsia India is offering to the pilots, there are other reasons, like better working conditions, for these pilots to...

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Many a dream of flying high has crashed

June 28, 2013

Bangalore: With the aviation industry in a recession, hundreds of young men who spent lakhs of rupees to undergo courses to become commercial pilots are unemployed and broke. A course culminating in a commercial pilot’s licence (CPL) could cost upto Rs 30-40 lakh in flying schools in India and abroad and nearly 7,000 pilots...

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GoAir opts for female crew to save fuel

June 28, 2013

New Delhi: The falling rupee has claimed a new victim — the male cabin crew. Low cost carrier GoAir has decided to recruit only airhostesses from now on instead of the ‘heavier’ male flight pursers. The idea is to lighten the aircraft to reduce fuel burn because of increased operating costs. GoAir currently has...

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RMIT offers aviation courses in Singapore

June 28, 2013

Melbourne’s RMIT University will offer its aviation management degree course in Singapore for the first time from January 2014. The course is being delivered in partnership between RMIT and the Singapore Institute of Management and is the only approved Australian degree specialising in aviation management in Singapore. Australian-based RMIT academics as well as local...

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Dozens fall for fake AirAsia job offers

June 26, 2013

Mumbai: Scores of job-seekers in Mumbai may have fallen for a fake recruitment scheme in which they were offered positions in the flight crew, mainly air hostesses, and ground staff of the yet-to-be-launched airline AirAsia India. A newspaper advertisement this month encouraged applicants to call a private phone number, where fraudsters posing as the...

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Fraud AirAsia agents: Why Indian job seekers will keep getting duped

June 26, 2013

After a Mumbai Mirror story reported that dozens of people might have been duped by these scam advertisers, Firstpost called up the number mentioned on the paper. The phone was readily answered within 2-3 rings. A gentleman, who identified himself as Mahesh Chavan received the call. Pretending to be a prospective applicant, we enquired...

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Touching the skies

June 24, 2013

When Ayesha Aziz was a child she was fascinated by airplanes. Little did she know that one day she would be flying one herself – that too at the young age of 17. While pursuing her school education, Ayesha simultaneously started training to become a pilot. By virtue of her hard work, 17-year-old Ayesha...

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Airlines spread wings again; may hire 5,000 staff this year

June 24, 2013

New Delhi: Air carriers have embarked on an aggressive hiring strategy with plans to add over 5,000 jobs this year, as they get ready for the entry of a new player and look to operate larger number of flights in coming months. Having put in place its top leadership team, AirAsia India is conducting...

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GMR launches flight training academy

June 24, 2013

Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd has launched the Asia Pacific Flight Training (APFT) academy. It is packed with a highly advanced facility imparting pilot training and ground training with quality infrastructure. This initiative is in technical collaboration with Asia Pacific Flight Training Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, one of the biggest flight training schools in...

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Air Asia Cabin Crew walk-in on 23rd

June 22, 2013

Air Asia is conducting walk-in interview for Cabin Crew on 23rd June at Golden Palms Hotel & Spa Colva, Chennai, India. Registration time: 9.00 AM to 11.00 AM. The airline is looking for male and female candidates of age between 20 and 35 years. Minimum educational qualification is Secondary School Certificate (SSC) ( first...

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