Aviation Training

Indian Aviation Academys new campus inaugurated

September 21, 2017

New Delhi: Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated the new campus of the Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) here. The institute was set up in 2010 as a collaboration among Airports Authority of India (AAI), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The new campus is spread...

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Wings of JRD’s flying licence issuer clipped

August 20, 2017

New Delhi: From being one of the most powerful bodies in civil aviation, the Aero Club of India (ACI) now has been rendered “homeless”. Last month, ACI—an apex body of all flying clubs and other aero sports organisations in the country—was evicted from its office near the Safdarjung Airport, and now has no office....

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TS Aviation Academy to get two new aircraft

August 16, 2017

Hyderabad: The only government-backed aviation academy in the city is set to get two new aircraft almost five years after a massive fire gutted six of its training carriers on December 17, 2012. While the State government issued a soft loan of ? 5 crore on August 10, Telangana State Aviation Academy (TSAA) will...

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India’s first aviation university’s inauguration in Rae Bareli postponed

August 15, 2017

The inauguration of India’s first aviation university in Uttar Pradesh which was scheduled for August 18 has been postponed. The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) at Fursatganj in Rae Bareli district was supposed to be inaugurated in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy Jayant...

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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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The skies await

June 27, 2016

Decisions determine where we end up in life, sometimes for the better, and sometimes for worse. This is especially relevant right after school. While parental and peer pressure can compel you to enroll with a mainstream Engineering or Medical course as dictated by popular and conventional wisdom shackling every bright and beady-eyed generation that...

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Commercial pilot licensce course admission dates announced

June 24, 2016

Flying school Orient flight school (OFS) announced the dates for admission to the commercial pilot licensce course for this academic year. The course can be pursued by eligible candidates in any of the two venues namely OFS in Puducherry or Orient Flight Aviation Academy (OFAA) in Mysuru. Candidates signing up for the commercial pilot...

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Frankfinn receives the Award for “Best Air Hostess Training Institute – 2016

June 23, 2016

Frankfinn receives the Award for “Best Air Hostess Training Institute – 2016” at the 9th International Conference & Awards organized by Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism, Govt. of India and ASSOCHAM held on Thursday – 23rd June March 2016. The Award was handed over by Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Hon’ble Union Minister of...

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More flying schools to come up in India

October 10, 2015

Bhubaneswar: Steps will be taken to open more flying schools to meet the shortage of commercial pilots in India, said Union civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on the sidelines of Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Civil Aviation Security here on Friday. According to sources, there is a shortage of more than 1,000 commercial pilots...

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Aviation industry needs 1 million recruits in 20 years

September 21, 2015

Between now and 2034 around 560,000 pilots and 610,000 technicians will be needed worldwide in the aviation sector, according to industry projections form aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The Asia Pacific region will see the biggest increase in demand over the coming 20 years, both in terms of pilots as maintenance workers – more than a...

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