Monthly Archives: September 2013

After robust results, Indigo goes one better on jobs

September 29, 2013

New Delhi: The country’s largest airline by passengers carried, the low-cost carrier Indigo is not only the most profitable but also the leading creator of jobs in the sector. InterGlobe Enterprises, the company that runs the airline, posted a sixfold jump in its net profit to R787 crore in 2012-13 fiscal, added the maximum...

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Good news: Airlines on hiring spree

September 28, 2013

Mumbai: Looking to expand operations in India, several airlines are on a hiring spree. This comes as good news for pilots and crew members, many of whom lost their jobs due to the rough patch the aviation industry faced over the past two years. The trend seems significant in view of Tuesday’s report released...

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Tata Group, Singapore Airlines say JV to create jobs

September 28, 2013

New Delhi: Making a strong case for approval of their proposed airline JV, Tata Group and Singapore Airlines have said that the joint venture (JV) would create significant job opportunities in India, boost aviation sector and would boost the country’s image as an international investment destination. The two partners have also listed out a...

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New deals raise job prospects in aviation

September 28, 2013

Mumbai: With new aviation companies preparing to take wings, local market in India is abuzz with recruitment drives. Close on the heels of AirAsia India’s recruitment drive, UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways has just announced that it has completed its biggest ever recruitment drive in India ahead of its operational expansion in the country...

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Etihad still hiring: Indian recruitment drive on

September 24, 2013

Etihad Airways is aggressively continuing its recruitment drive as it expands operations into India before year-end as a direct result of the Jet Airways alliance, which was unveiled on September 20. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has announced that it has already received more than 1,000 applications from men and women looking to join the...

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Etihad Airways’ India cabin crew recruitment drive draws huge interest

September 24, 2013

Etihad Airways’ biggest ever India recruitment campaign has been heralded a huge success with more than 1,000 applications received from men and women looking to join the airline’s cabin crew division. The drive, in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi, successfully found the required 200 applicants who will be trained as Etihad Airways cabin crew...

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Pilot Gap in Asia Reaching Critical Proportions

September 24, 2013

Ailing infrastructure in rapidly growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region has not kept in step with demand, creating huge challenges for airlines running out of pilots as fleets expand. Led by China and India, the region’s economies will grow 4.5 percent per year over the next 20 years, while Chinese airlines triple the size...

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6 girls among 20 graduates to join PG aviation course

September 22, 2013

Pune: Twenty young engineering graduates, including six girls, will join the maiden batch of the MTech (Aviation) course, which is a joint academic collaboration between the University of Pune (UoP) and Germany’s top pilot training and flight school, Fachschule Fur Luftfahrzeugfuhrer (FFL). The students were handpicked from among 40 shortlisted candidates, who were interviewed...

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Prez Seal on Country’s First National Aviation University

September 22, 2013

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent for setting up of the first-ever national aviation university named after Rajiv Gandhi to train pilots, cabin crew and aircraft engineers. The university would come up at Sonia Gandhi’s constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. “The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Bill, 2013 has...

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Touching the skies! 17-year-old Ayesha Aziz is the youngest Kashmiri pilot

September 22, 2013

Meet 17-year-old Ayesha Aziz, who hails from Khawaja Bagh in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. She is the youngest Kashmiri girl to be awarded the student pilot license by Bombay Flying Club. “It is a dream come true,” she says. Ayesha said that she had dreamt of flying an airplane since her school days. Besides...

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