Monthly Archives: August 2013

One million new pilots, technicians needed in 10 yrs: Boeing

August 31, 2013

Washington: Boeing has projected a demand of one million new pilots and technicians to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades. According to the “2013 Pilot and Technician Outlook” released by Boeing, by 2032 the world will require 498,000 new commercial airline pilots and 556,000 new commercial airline...

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CAE Begins Training At New Pilot And Maintenance Centre

August 31, 2013

CAE announced today that training has commenced at the CAE Simulation Training P.L. centre in Delhi, India. The training centre is a joint venture between CAE and Interglobe. The centre currently houses two full-flight simulators providing training for airlines in India and the neighbouring region. With its six simulator bays, the centre will be...

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CM for revival of Assam Flying Club

August 31, 2013

Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has directed the Commissioner of Sports, Assam, to make the Assam Flying Club functional within two-three months, considering all the major and minor aspects. This was decided at a meeting between the Chief Minister and representatives of the Assam Flying Club on Friday. The meet was also attended by...

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India’s first aviation university to start in Rae Bareli

August 18, 2013

New Delhi: India’s first ever aviation university, a government enterprise that aims to tackle the industry’s chronic talent shortage, will commence training of aspiring pilots, aircraft engineers and cabin crew in September 2014. The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh will induct 1,000 students by 2018 and eventually more...

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Efforts to revive Assam Flying Club

August 18, 2013

Guwahati: The Assam Flying Club Revival Committee will soon approach chief minister TarunGogoi to reopen the Assam Flying Club (AFC) that is non-functional for many years. The committee has decided to submit a proposal to Gogoi to authorize office bearers of AFC to get access to the property of the flying club located at...

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DGCA to hire 100 airworthiness officers ahead of safety audits

August 18, 2013

New Delhi: The civil aviation regulator is scurrying to increase its technical workforce by a third as it prepares to face crucial safety audits by two global aviation bodies from next week, which could potentially downgrade India’s air safety rating. A senior Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official said the regulator is hiring...

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2,000 pilots trained in country between 2010-12: KC Venugopal

August 14, 2013

New Delhi: Over 2,000 pilots have received training at government and private flying schools over the last three years, Minister of State for Civil Aviation KC Venugopal said today. Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, he said that a total of 741 pilots were trained at government flying schools between 2010 and...

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MTech in aviation: Pune varsity to hold entrance test on September 15

August 14, 2013

Pune: The maiden international-level entrance exam for University of Pune’s (UoP) newly introduced MTech (Aviation) course will be held on September 15 at six centers across the country and at Frankfurt in Germany. “The process for submission of application forms for the same is set to go online from August 13,” AdityaAbhyankar, dean of...

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NSDC to open Skill Development Council in Aerospace Aviation in Bangalore

August 8, 2013

The National Skill Development Council (NDSC) on 5 August 2013 announced about its plans to open a Skill Development Council for the National Aerospace and Aviation Industry at Bangalore. The council would be formed by September 2013. The basic objective behind the creation of the SSC is to bridge the quantitative and qualitative skill...

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Pune varsity launches MTech in aviation for Rs 55 lakh

August 1, 2013

Pune: University of Pune (UoP) said it has launched a new two-year post-graduation course in aviation starting 1st September. This course which is an M.Tech in Aviation comes a result of a tie-up which the University has signed with Germany’s Fashschule Feer Luftahrgeng Fuhres (FFLF), an aviation company. The cost of this course is...

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