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UAE pilot training academy seeks more women to tackle global shortage

July 15, 2018

The airline industry may be one of the final frontiers of gender equality — but that could change with training academies hoping to attract more women to fill the global shortage of commercial pilots. Pathways towards an airline pilot career are opening up, despite some attitudes towards women behind the controls remaining firmly entrenched...

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India’s largest Pilot Training Organisation to add 2 new Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulators

July 13, 2018

New Delhi: CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (CSTPL), a joint venture between InterGlobe Enterprises Pvt Ltd and CAE Inc, announced its expansion plans of adding two new Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulators to its present capacity of five A320 simulators as well as a new ATR72-600 Full Flight Simulator to meet the growing demand...

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Want to fly high? Do it right in your home town

May 29, 2018

Jamshedpur: Aspiring pilots of Jamshedpur would no longer have to go to metros for a commercial pilot’s licence. On Monday, flying training institution Alchemist Aviation, which operates out of the Sonari Airport, received the certificate of approval from Director-General of Ci: vil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct flying courses. This development makes Alchemist Aviation the...

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IndiGo to hire trainee pilots for A320s from IGRUA

May 26, 2018

In a first for the government-run flying training academy IGRUA in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district, private budget carrier IndiGo will recruit pilots for its fleet of Airbus 320 planes. Traditionally, trained pilots from the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), an autonomous body under the Civil Aviation Ministry established in 1985, get jobs at...

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HC asks oldest flying club to vacate Juhu airport

February 9, 2018

The Bombay Flying Club — the oldest in its league in the country — has been dubbed a “rank trespasser” by the Bombay High Court and asked to vacate the Juhu airport by April 24 or face forcible eviction, including police intervention. In an order passed two weeks ago but made available on Thursday,...

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FIR lodged against director, accountant of flying academy in Amethi

January 15, 2018

Lucknow: Set up by former Prime Minister in 1985, the flying academy located in Amethi district seems to have landed in trouble. A commercial pilot license aspirant who took admission in the academy in 2015 has lodged an FIR against its director, accountant and other staff members. Registered at Fursatganj police station on Friday...

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Training at Thiruvananthapuram flying academy to be further delayed

January 15, 2018

Thiruvananthapuram: New Year plans to resume flying training at Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology (RAGAAT) will not become a reality. The academy staff had planned to begin the flying training from first week of January, but, the training is likely to begin from next month only. The delay in obtaining airport entry permit...

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Jharkhand to start producing commercial pilots in six months

December 23, 2017

Ranchi: If speed of movement of files and negotiations matches with that of will-power and interests of the government on the matter, Jharkhand will start producing professional pilots in not more than six months. Civil Aviation Department Director Captain Surendra Prasad Sinha said on Monday that the process of upgrading existing Glider Pilot License...

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Poser to aviation academy

December 20, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has sought a report within three weeks into complaints that training of students at the government-owned Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology (RAGAAT) in the capital had come to a standstill owing to the absence of the Chief Instructor. It is a matter of concern that five...

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Flying school, AME Depot with airport: India and China Face Off in Sri Lanka

November 17, 2017

India may be making a major investment in Hambantota, a sleepy municipality in southern Sri Lanka that China would like to turn into a busy hub in its “One Belt, One Road” logistics network. The facilities at Hambantota are already built, but they are underutilized, and China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) recently agreed to...

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