Monthly Archives: July 2016

Air India on a hiring spree, to recruit 2,000 crew members likely by 2019

July 28, 2016

New Delhi: TO meet the carrier’s expanding fleet, state-owned carrier, Air India said on Wednesday that it would recruit 500 pilots and more than 1,500 cabin crew in next two to three years. According to the officials, nearly 150 pilots are expected to complete their training by December 2016 and start flying on various...

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Airlines’ costs set to soar over pilots’ crisis; here’s why

July 26, 2016

A fairly big shortage of pilots two years down the line — estimated at around 2,000 — could drive up costs for airlines. While employee costs constitute around10% of an airline’s overall revenues, the need to pay pilots more may push up expenses on this front. Although the country has over 5,000 commercial pilots...

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AI gives wings to the dreams of 29 employees

July 23, 2016

Twenty-nine Air India employees, including six airhostesses, will soon join the national carrier in the cockpit as pilots. These employees, currently working as cabin crew, aircraft engineers and dispatchers have got the rare opportunity to fly aircraft thanks to Air India chairman Ashwini Lohani’s idea of grooming in-house talent. These 29 who will soon...

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Flying club must leave Safdarjung airport: HC

July 15, 2016

New Delhi: The high court has dismissed a plea of the Delhi Flying Club challenging its eviction from Safdarjung airport, saying that in any case, the place is known more as a wedding venue than for aeronautical activities. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw’s decision came on the pleas of Aero Club of India Pvt Ltd...

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Airport to host pilot training

July 13, 2016

Mt. Vermon: The Mt. Vernon Outland Airport has been selected by AIRGO Incorporated, located in Centralia, to train Chinese students to fly commercial planes, according to Chris Collins, the airport director. “I’m excited,” Collins said. “It’s an opportunity for the airport and it’s a big economic opportunity for the region.” The airport will be...

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Flight Training – Time for a review

July 9, 2016

The news of many Indian air carriers placing orders for more airplanes has created a lot of excitement among the travelling public and the pilot community. One problem the growing carriers are going to face is to find qualified manpower to man their cockpits. Aviation in India goes through a cycle periodically, and as...

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Air India recruits 415 pilots

July 7, 2016

Air India is now hiring 415 pilots with A-320 endorsement to appoint as Senior Trainee Pilots. Here is the split of vacancies: General   116 SC            63 ST            45 OBC       191 TOTAL  415 For filling up the vacancies against the candidates...

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Keonjhar girl becomes first lady pilot from state

July 7, 2016

Kendrapada: Her passion to travel the world drove the 25-year old Odia girl, Shelbi Mishra, to become the first lady pilot from the state. With 400 hours of flying experience, Mishra started her career with the Air Asia recently after completing two years of rigorous training in the US. The girl from Rukunapursasana village...

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GoAir cabin crew walk-ins till July 22

July 7, 2016

GoAir is now conducting walk-in interviews to recruit cabin crew (Female) as per the schedule given below. Academic qualification: Minimum H.S.C. (12th passed) Age: Candidates without experience:               19 – 28 Years Candidates with experience(2 to 5 yrs): Up to 32 years Physical requirements: Height: Minimum – 157 cms Weight: BMI range of 18 –...

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HC seeks AI’s report on plea against pilot selection

July 6, 2016

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed Air India to file an affidavit on a petition challenging the airline’s decision to appoint 80 trainee pilots (holders of commercial pilot licence) from among its qualified employees. Justice Alexander Thomas issued the order on a petition filed by Captain S G Saji of Pettah and...

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