Monthly Archives: June 2014

DoNER Minister moved for reviving Assam Flying Club

June 20, 2014

Guwahati: The College of Aeronautical Engineering held a meeting with the DoNER Minister, General (Retd) VK Singh on Tuesday. Air Marshal PK Barbora, former Vice Chief of Indian Air Force, Kanu Gohain, former DG of DGCA and Bikrom Singha Lahkar, of the College of Aeronautical Engineering and honorary secretary of the Assam Flying Club...

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Trainee pilots await HAL nod

June 19, 2014

Bangalore: The Government Flying Training School (GFTS) at Jakkur is anxiously waiting for Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to give the green light to carry out training operations. The decision by HAL will decide the fate of 17 students training at the school. It may be recalled that recently the state government had asked the school...

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Tata–Singapore airlines builds up momentum, starts hiring

June 11, 2014

With AirAsia just few days away from launching its inaugural service, another new entrant waiting in the wings to unveil its operations, Tata-Singapore Airlines is leaving no stone unturned by already starting the process of recruiting people ahead of its likely take off in September or October this year. According to industry sources, the...

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Aviation schools cut sorry figure

June 9, 2014

Kozhikode: The expansion of the aviation sector has resulted in the mushrooming of low quality training institutes across the state which provide courses after extracting hefty sums from job aspirants. These institutions provide poor training and many hopefuls end up as hotel receptionists. The popular courses include diploma in air hostess training, aviation and...

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‘Stop work near Jakkur Flying School’

June 9, 2014

Bangalore: The former Minister Gulihatti D. Shekhar has said that work on the elevated highway on Bellary Road in front of Jakkur Flying School should be stopped immediately to facilitate normal functioning of the flying school.He told presspersons that in 2009 and 2010, authorities of the flying school had objected to the building of...

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Flying school’s fixed wing operations may be shifted

June 5, 2014

Bangalore: The heritage Government Flying Training School (GFTS) at Jakkur here is likely to temporarily shift its fixed wing operations to HAL or Mysore airport as the government has been forced to shut down the school’s runway to avoid legal tangles. Abhayachandra Jain, Minister of State for Fisheries, Sports and Youth Services, told presspersons...

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