Monthly Archives: August 2015

Air India recruits Trainee Pilots

August 15, 2015

To fill up 180 posts of pilots, Air India hiring CPL holders to absorb as Trainee Pilots. Of the 180 vacancies, half will be filled from CPL holders from IGRUA and for remaining 90 openings, candidates having CPL  from other institutions can apply. Academic qualification is 10+2. MAximum age limit is 35 and for reserved categories...

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Apply now to join Air India Express as an Airline Attendant

August 15, 2015

Air India Charters Ltd now hires airline attendants for its low cost carrier Air India Express. The selected candidates will be based at Kozhikode/Mangalore/Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram. The appointments will be on contract for three years. There are 193 vacancies in total: SC  – 32 ST – 14 OBC – 49 Un Reserved – 98 Age Limit:...

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First woman pilot from Gondia jobless; blames backward caste

August 9, 2015

She has the distinction of being Maharashtra’s first commercial pilot from Naxal heartland, Gondia district, bordering Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. But Captain Swati Ladre’s dreams are yet to take off. The 28-year-old pilot, who belongs to the Dom caste, a listed category of safai karmacharis or sanitary workers, has been jobless for more than...

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Air India inducts 534 cabin crew till May 1: Mahesh Sharma

August 5, 2015

Air India has selected a total of 534 candidates to induct them into the airline as part of its plan to hire 800 additional cabin staff, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said in Rajya Sabha today. The selection process of the 534 candidates for the cabin crew positions has been undertaken...

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Airports facing ATC shortage, need to hire 1,500 ATC officers

August 4, 2015

New Delhi: In March, two aircraft operated by Emirates and Etihad Airways had a ‘near miss’ over Mumbai, as they were less than 1,000 feet apart and flying head on. Flying that close is considered dangerous and triggers a collision warning alarm in the cockpit. A Directorate General of Civil Aviation inquiry into the...

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Number of expat pilots going down in India: Mahesh Sharma

August 3, 2015

New Delhi: The number of expat pilots in the country has decreased over the year with domestic carriers promoting nearly 1,000 co-pilots since 2012, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma informed Lok Sabha today. According to the minister, a total of 942 co-pilots from across 12 airlines was promoted to the senior...

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Boeing, Airbus, HAL and others tap expertise of IITs to spot talent & possible hires

August 1, 2015

Mumbai: At the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, a group of students is working on technology that may help power micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs) or mini-drones for Boeing. These are deployed in hazardous environments not accessible to ground vehicles and often used for aerial photography. At the aerospace department in IIT-Bombay, PhD students...

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