Dubai varsity to set up pilot training centre also

February 15, 2007

Mumbai: Dubai Aerospace University (DAU), the education and training arm of aviation major Dubai Aerospace Enterprises is targeting Indian students who are interested in careers in the entire aviation spectrum — from technicians and pilots to supervisors and managers in airlines, airports, aircraft and aviation service businesses and aerospace design, engineering and manufacturing.Dubai Aerospace...

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IA golden handshake for 40-plus airhostesses

February 15, 2007

New Delhi: Indian (Airlines) is introducing a new voluntary retirement scheme for airhostesses above 40 years. IA is offering a minimum of Rs 25 lakh and also a guaranteed employment for one member of the family as part of the operational crew.A major attraction of the scheme is that if the employee accepting the...

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Flying schools take off, but pilots will still be scarce

February 14, 2007

Bangalore: It’s simple arithmetic. Over the next ten years, airlines will take delivery of around 400 aircraft and each of them would require 10 pilots and double that number of engineers. This means there would be additional demand for around 4,000 pilots and 8,000 engineers.This is just for basic flight training. There is also...

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A lucrative career option

February 13, 2007

Bangalore: If you have only passed 10 plus 2, you may imagine career options are limited. Even call centres have become choosy. If your parents have deep pockets and you have the right attitude and aptitude, a career as an airline pilot waits for you, 40 weeks of training overseas later. You could earn...

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Job market soars with aviation boom

February 13, 2007

Bangalore: There have been a series of announcements on aviation training centres, especially in the past two weeks.Airbus will set up a school in Bangalore to train 1,000 pilots a year, Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s Jupiter Aviation is planning a similar venture in Bangalore or Hyderabad, and aviation consultant Praveen Paul has set up his own...

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Foreign collaboration for IGRUA sought

February 11, 2007

Rae Bareli: The first initiative of the Central government to run Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Academy (IGRUA), in Fursatganj, Rae Bareli, in collaboration with Canada’s reputed institution of aviation CAE, has failed. The Civil Aviation Ministry is now seeking foreign collaboration for IGRUA from the US, Britain, Belgium, Canada, and Australia.According to IGRUA management,...

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Rajeev's Jupiter to set up training centres

February 10, 2007

Bangalore: India’s Jupiter Aviation has entered into a strategic tie-up with global aerospace major EADS to set up training centres and lifecycle support facility for maintenance, repair and overhaul – of civilian aircraft here.According a company statement Friday, Jupiter, a subsidiary of Jupiter Capital, founded by former BPL Mobile CEO Rajeev Chandrasekhar, is set...

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DAU opens up opportunities for Indian students

February 8, 2007

DAUniversity opens up aviation opportunities for Indian studentsDubai Aerospace University, the education and training arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, is to present its world-class aviation education programmes to schools and companies through a five city tour of India this month.The university’s administrators will be explaining the opportunities available to students interested in pursuing or...

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CAE to train 1,000 pilots a year at Bangalore

February 2, 2007

Bangalore: During a press conference held today, CAE announced it will establish its first Indian aviation training centre in Bangalore, India. It will be located close to the Bangalore International Airport at Devanahalli. The centre will open by the end of calendar 2007 and will train up to 1,000 pilots annually when fully operational....

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Paucity of pilots triggers aviation war

February 2, 2007

New Delhi: Although Wing Commander Devesh Kakar (name and location changed on request) who handles flight administration at an IAF base in Allahabad, has logged 1,200 hours on an IAF aircraft, some 19 years of incident-free flying, that alone does not guarantee career progression in the steep promotion pyramid of the defense services. Kakar...

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US college to set up flying institute in Haryana

January 20, 2007

New Delhi: US-based Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is all set to start a new flying club in India, which will not only train pilots but will also offer courses in aeronautical engineering.The college has already got the go-ahead from the foreign investment promotion board (FIPB) and the institute is likely to be...

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2-month notice period for airline staff

January 19, 2007

Mumbai: Engineers leaving an airline will now have to serve a two-month notice period and secure a no objection certificate from the current employer. Top representatives of domestic airlines have signed a preliminary agreement for a two-month notice period for engineers and technical staff. According to sources, a meeting of the Federation of Indian...

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Pilot training in India interests Cessna, Bell

January 18, 2007

Because of the growing need for pilots in India, Cessna Aircraft is considering opening centers to offer flight training there.If it does, it would join with Cessna’s sister company, Bell Helicopter, which announced plans in India this week to establish a facility in India to train helicopter pilots.“Cessna is considering the possibility of offering...

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SpiceJet move gives wings to aspiring pilots

January 17, 2007

Bangalore: Not wanting to let pilot shortage ground its sky-high aspirations, budget airline SpiceJet Ltd has come up with a novel way of facilitating cadets for pilot training in acquiring loans from banks at lower interest rates and an easy repayment scheme.And, it is doing this by providing ‘surety of job’ to students wanting...

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Pilots to fly into engineers' zone

January 12, 2007

Mumbai: Can a pilot do an engineer’s job? The Directorate General of Civil Aviation thinks so. In a shocking decision taken this week, pilots have been deemed eligible to carry out pre-flight inspection of aircraft during transit halts.The 15-20 minute inspection entrusted till now only to qualified aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs) certifies whether the...

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