Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pune varsity to offer postgraduate course in aviation

July 27, 2013

Pune: University of Pune (UOP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Germany-based pilot training and flight institute to offer a two-year postgraduate course in aviation starting September 1. The course, which will award M.Tech (Aviation) degree for students with eligibility of BE or B.Tech, envisages on site aviation training at the institute’s...

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Move on to revive Assam Flying Club

July 25, 2013

Guwahati: A meeting organized by the College of Aeronautical Engineering, Borjhar, at the Circuit House today expressed concern over the non-functional status of Assam Flying Club in Guwahati since the past two decades, and resolved to move Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for initiating appropriate steps to make the club fully functional with immediate effect....

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Install cameras to check fake flying training logs: DGCA

July 25, 2013

Mumbai: To check malpractices in flying schools, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday issued a circular asking flying training organizations to instal cameras for real-time surveillance through the internet. Three years ago, fake records were unearthed from a few flying schools where students and instructors had fraudulently entered logs of flights,...

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University of Pune offers M Tech aviation course

July 25, 2013

Pune: The University of Pune (UoP) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany’s top pilot training and flight school, Fachshule fur Luftfahrzeugfuhrer (FFL), to launch a two-year M Tech (Aviation) course which will commence from September 1. The basic qualification required to join the new semester pattern course is a degree...

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Flying school hits a road block

July 14, 2013

The six-lane elevated highway between Hebbal and Bangalore international airport is posing a risk to flight safety at Government Flying Training School (GFTS), while burning a hole in the pocket of trainee pilots. Located at Jakkur, the GFTS, is one of the oldest flight schools in the country, re-opened last month after a two...

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India’s first-ever national aviation varsity to come up in Sonia Gandhi’s constituency

July 11, 2013

New Delhi: The first-ever national aviation university in the country would come up at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency, to impart complete training to pilots, cabin crew and aircraft engineers. The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the creation of this university in...

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Ministry shelves proposal to hire local pilots for expats

July 11, 2013

New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry has turned down a proposal by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to make it mandatory for airlines to hire two new local pilots for every expatriate on their payrolls. If accepted, the proposal would have immensely improved the employment prospects of commercial pilot licence (CPL) holders...

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Aviation training comes of age in India

July 10, 2013

Mumbai: India’s civil aviation authority, DGCA, has approved a Flight Simulation Technique Centre (FSTC) as a training organisation for the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 NG family of airplanes. The move has been termed a significant achievement for FSTC, which is a joint venture company with SIM Industries BV, Netherlands, a Lockheed Martin Company....

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No steps yet to revive Assam Flying Club

July 10, 2013

Guwahati: The Assam Flying Club, which produced a number of commercial and private pilots from Assam and other parts of the North Eastern region, is lying defunct since 1991 and despite repeated assurances by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, no effective step has yet been taken by the Government to revive it. With the club...

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Training for pilots third time lucky

July 5, 2013

Calcutta: The state-sponsored commercial pilot training programme for youths from scheduled tribe (ST), scheduled caste (SC) and other backward class (OBC) categories, took off in July for the third time since 2010 after being grounded for over a year. On July 1, a batch of eight students left for Sagar in Madhya Pradesh to...

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