Aviation courses take flight as tech, medical ones get grounded

April 11, 2007

Ahmedabad: Medical and management courses may soon be passe, for the sky’s the limit, literally, for today’s youths, say event managers for education fairs.According to them, a career in aviation industry, like pilot training programme, is a fast emerging academic pursuit among students these days, giving oft-preferred medical and management courses, a tough time.And,...

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IAF to offer pilots for short-staffed Air-India, Indian Airlines

April 10, 2007

New Delhi: Seeking greater synergy with civil aviation, the new Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Fali Homi Major has announced that the IAF will release 15 to 20 pilots at regular intervals to serve with national carrier Air-India on deputation.Currently, Air-India faces a shortfall of 118 pilots, even as the government has plans to...

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Keeping them safe

April 10, 2007

Mumbai: A few weeks ago, a software engineer friend was griping about his company’s exit interview. With a better paying and better prospects career offer in hand, he had put in his papers. He wasn’t alone – about 10 other people resigned the same week. The worried CEO rushed to Mumbai to meet the...

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Indian Airline Pilots Get Their Wings In US

April 9, 2007

As India witnesses an aviation boom, several rapidly growing airlines are sending young students halfway across the world to Sabena Airline Training Centre (SATC) in the US to become professional pilots.A batch of 26 Indian students, including three women, sponsored by SpiceJet and Kingfisher, are already training at a brand new SATC facility spread...

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Flying Cats opens air hostess academy in Amritsar

April 8, 2007

Amritsar: With Amritsar becoming the hub of the aviation industry, Flying Cats, a complete air hostess training school has opened up its branch in the city to gear youngsters for the stylish aviation and hospitality industry.Priyanka Khosla, MD of Flying Cats, said that all top quality brands, stars and leading aviation and hospitality experts...

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Airlines target training institutes to fill requirement

April 6, 2007

Mumbai: College campuses are turning into aircraft parking lots. Airliners are flying to cabin crew training institutes to handpick talent urgently needed to fort the skies. On April 4, Air Deccan, the Banglore-based low fare air service provider signed exclusive cabin crew recruitment partnership with Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training. At the current pace...

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Flying cradle on airlines’ radar

April 6, 2007

Jamshedpur: If authorities at the city’s lone flying club, Toubro Aviation, are to be believed, leading names like Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines would soon drop in to recruit a fresh batch of pilots.“At least three major groups have shown a keen interest in coming to Jamshedpur to pick up pilots,” said Deepak Jha,...

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Kingfisher Training Academy Launched

April 6, 2007

Mumbai: Kingfisher Training Academy (KTA) is all set to launch educational courses to prepare India’s youth for new-age, fast growing careers in Retail, Hospitality, Aviation and Customer Services Management sectors.The academy boasts of state-of-the-art training infrastructure, course modules based on the evolving industry demands and a faculty of trained and qualified professionals that aim...

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Air Deccan ties-up with Frankfinn

April 5, 2007

Mumbai: Air Deccan today tied up with Frankfinn Institute of Airhostesses Training as an exclusive cabin crew partner.“As per the contract, which is for an initial period of two years, only Frankfinn students will be recruited as cabin crew by the airlines with up to 400 placements guaranteed each year during the contract,” Frankfinn...

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Sabena expanding fast, thanks to Kingfisher and Spice

March 29, 2007

Sabena Airline Training Center, 5010 E. Falcon Drive, is preparing the next generation of pilots to fly Boeing and Airbus aircraft for airlines in Europe and Asia.In February, the company moved its training center from Scottsdale Municipal Airport to Falcon Field to accommodate growth as the company lines up more business with rapidly growing...

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Bombay Flying club will take off again

March 29, 2007

Mumbai: All activities at The Bombay Flying Club, India’s oldest flying club, were grounded for the past year and a half. Why? Because the club, which was founded in 1929 by JRD Tata, lacked a chief flying instructor (CFI).But now there is hope for aspiring city pilots, as they will be able to complete...

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Seneca partners with institutions in India

March 29, 2007

Seneca College’s reputation in China is already well established. Mohammed Khan, the school’s vice-president of International and Business Development, says anyone taking a flight on one of that country’s domestic airlines, for example, will most likely be served by flight attendants who were trained the Seneca way.Now the college has set its sights on...

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Not enough to pilot great aviation dream in the country

March 29, 2007

Picture this: 35 flying schools in India churn out only 150 pilots every year. While with the boom in the aviation sector India would need 10,500 pilots by 2010, the supply could fall short by a huge gap.With shortage in the number of chief flying instructors (CFIs), limited number of aircraft, and large number...

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Indian aviation sector to generate 250,000 jobs by 2010

March 29, 2007

New Delhi: The boom in the country’s aviation sector is likely to result in the generation of nearly 2.5 lakh jobs by the year 2010, an Assocham report has said. According to the report, the civil aviation sector is also slated to become a Rs35,000 crore ( approx. $8.5 billion) industry in the same...

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Indian firm eyeing Changi Airport staff

March 21, 2007

Headhunters scouting for airport talent are eyeing staff at Singapore’s Changi in hopes of luring qualified people to fill key positions in India, media reports said Wednesday.Infrastructure giant GMR Group, leading the consortia tasked with building and running new airports in New Delhi and Hyderabad, has hired a recruitment firm in the city-state to...

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