SpiceJet looking for Q400 Captains

August 6, 2018

SpiceJet is now hiring Captains for its Q400 fleet. The recruitment is for the positions of Trainee Captain and Transition Captain. Those who have experience in General Aviation / Military / Civil aviation can apply. Should have more than 2000 hours of flying experience and ATPL. Sucessful candidates after psychometry test and interview shall...

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Pilot shortage: DGCA extends expats’ permits

July 27, 2018

New Delhi: With India facing a severe shortage of pilots, especially commanders, the government has extended permission for foreign pilots to work in Indian carriers by two years by shifting the deadline to phase them out from this year-end to December 31, 2020. India currently has 290 expat pilots in its total pool of...

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Airlines asked to reduce dependence on foreign pilots: Government

July 25, 2018

New Delhi: All the scheduled and non-scheduled airlines in the country have been asked to reduce dependence on foreign pilots whose number at present stands at 266, the government informed Parliament today. “To overcome the shortage of pilots, all scheduled and non-scheduled airlines have been advised to develop their own in-house strength to reduce...

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Indian carriers in need of 1,000 pilots till March 2019 but see supply shortage: Report

July 11, 2018

With deliveries underway of as many as 1,000 planes that have been ordered until 2030, Indian carriers are looking at shortage of pilots, reports The Economic Times. These carriers will need as many as 1,000 pilots to fly the new aircraft and the requirement is likely to rise upto 10,000 in a decade. Break-up...

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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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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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