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Airlines struggle because of a global shortage of pilots

June 9, 2018

Sydney/Bangkok/Montreal: A growing shortage of airline pilots is putting the industry’s recent growth at risk as planes sit idle, higher salaries cut into profits and unions across the globe push for more benefits. Carriers such as Emirates and Australia’s Qantas Airways have poured resources into hiring, but struggled in recent months to use their...

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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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20-yr legal battle for pilot licence pays off

May 6, 2018

Chandigarh: It took an aspiring pilot over 20 years to get a commercial pilot licence (CPL), that too after fighting a sustained legal battle. In the meantime, the Kansal resident studied law to become a lawyer as he did not have enough funds to bear the charges of a good lawyer. As he was...

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Indian pilots soar high: Over 60 flying the world’s largest commercial plane A-380

April 16, 2018

New Delhi: o Indian airline has the world’s largest commercial airliner – Airbus A-380 – but over 60 desi pilots are flying the mega plane in the fleets of foreign carriers. While airlines rarely disclose nationality-wise break-up of their cockpit crew, a few airlines operating the A-380 have said highly professional Indian pilots are...

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Test for pilots to go online from August

April 5, 2018

India’s aviation regulator has decided to conduct examinations for pilots and engineers online and increase the frequency of qualifying tests to ensure availability of skilled workforce in the world’s fastest-growing aviation market. In the case of pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will now conduct tests monthly instead of quarterly, a senior...

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UAE airlines announce vacancies for cabin crew, pilot, ground staff

February 12, 2018

Are you looking to pursue a career that lets you travel the world for free and get the front-row seat to watch the sunrise or sunset every day? This year may be a good time to kick start that job hunt in the aviation industry, with UAE-based airlines announcing recently that they’re opening hiring...

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Pilot shortage likely to hit growth of India’s domestic airlines

February 9, 2018

Mumbai: The boom in domestic air travel has led to congested terminals and flight delays because the infrastructure at airports has not kept pace with the rate of growth. But India’s new regional airlines are facing another challenge — lack of pilots. The stress signs are visible. Airlines have been forced to cancel their...

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Looking for a New Career? Airlines Will Need 637,000 More Pilots Before 2035

February 8, 2018

If you’re looking for a career path with plenty of job prospects, you could do worse than earning a pilot’s license. As Bloomberg reports, Boeing—one of the biggest plane manufacturers in the world—estimates that in order to keep up with travel demand, the world will need to get 637,000 more pilots in the air...

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India records maximum number of women pilots in the world, says MoS Jayant Sinha

January 31, 2018

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said that India recently recorded the maximum number of women pilots in the world. “India is the country with the maximum number of women pilots in the world, be it in Air India or Indian Air Force. This is a testimony of the contribution...

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‘No discrimination with women pilots’

January 12, 2018

Harpreet A De Singh is the president of the Indian Women Pilots Association (IWPA), a registered charitable trust which celebrated its 50th anniversary recently. The motto of an IWPA event held in the Capital was “Bharatiya Nari Ki Udan Shakti”. IWPA has been helping women who want to pursue a career in aviation and...

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