SpiceJet Launches Cadet Pilot Programme

November 9, 2006

After Air India now it is the turn of SpiceJet. The airlines that fly for everyone have just launched the Cadet Pilot programme ‘ to identify young people driven by their desire to make a profession out of flying airline jets’.Interested young men/women can register at the airlines site.Though age limit is not given...

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DGCA mulls removal of flying time limits to address pilot shortage

November 4, 2006

New Delhi: With the problem of pilot shortage in the country assuming alarming proportions, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is now mulling allowing pilots to fly five more hours per week on both domestic and international routes. Curiously though, the number of landings a pilot can make in a day on the...

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Madras Flying Club permitted to offer aviation maintenance course

November 4, 2006

Chennai: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has permitted the Madras Flying Club (MFC) to offer aviation maintenance engineering (AME) course and set up an engine overhaul workshop.“We will seek the assistance of District Collectors to help create awareness among students in interior pockets of the State to encourage them to take up...

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Senior Trainee Pilot/Trainee Pilot recruitment: Indian extends last date

October 16, 2006

Indian (Airlines) has extended last date for applying for the posts of Senior Trainee Pilot/Trainee Pilot.For both the positions, applications will be received up to 08.12.2006.As per the notification issued by the Airline, the minimum academic qualification For Senior Trainee Pilot and Trainee Pilot is 10+2 from a recognized Board/University.Upper Age Limit:35 Years (40...

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Indian airline cos' high pay lures Indonesian pilots

October 16, 2006

Surabaya: Indian airline companies are attracting more and more Indonesian pilots by giving them two-three fold higher salary than what their country gives. “In Air Sahara, there are about five Indonesian pilots, while in Jet Air at least ten pilots are from Indonesia. Most of them are former pilots of Garuda, Merpati, Mandala and...

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Australia's Opposition seeks inquiry into pilot licence proposals

October 16, 2006

The Federal Opposition has called for a Senate inquiry into a new type of pilot’s licence.The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is considering using a new licence for co-pilots, including those on jumbo jets.Labor’s transport spokesman Kerry O’Brien says the licence requires a minimum of only 10 hours flying.Senator Eric Abetz, representing the Transport...

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IAF mulling lending pilots to civil carriers

October 12, 2006

Shillong: Facing desertions by its pilots, IAF was contemplating to ‘depute’ some of its senior pilots to the Air India and other civil carriers for a short period.“We are in contact with Air India and others on how we can give some of our pilots to them on deputation for a year or two,”...

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With Indian trainees pouring in, Sabena relocates to Falcon

October 10, 2006

Mesa, Arizona: Mesa -Falcon Field is returning to its roots.The Mesa airfield will again host international pilots in training when the Sabena Airlines Training Center relocates this year.The move will bring about 70 jobs to Mesa when the facility is fully staffed and leave 150 future pilots residing in the Mesa area at any...

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Deccan outsources cabin crew

October 9, 2006

Mumbai: Air hostess schools to pay airline for in-flight training. Air Deccan will now outsource cabin crew from training institutes and get paid for it in the bargain.“We are in talks with cabin crew training institutes and are likely to conclude agreements in a week’s time,” said Air Deccan Chief Operating Officer Warwick Brady.Sources...

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NZ Aviation institutes urged to provide staff for India's aviation industry

October 9, 2006

Aviation training organisations are being urged to join together to provide trained staff for India’s booming aviation industry.The General Manager of New Zealand’s only university school of aviation (Massey University), Captain Ashok Poduval, says the economic boom in India has resulted in huge growth in Indian aviation, creating an immediate demand for well-trained airline...

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Malaysia flying school getting ready to take in more students from India

October 7, 2006

Perak-based flying school Integrated Training and Services Sdn Bhd (IT&S) managing director Maj (rtd) Mohd Halim Aziz said the company plans to pump in some RM30 million to set up its new training facility at the Ipoh airport in Perak.In addition, the company will spend another RM20 million to further expand its current fleet...

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Bahrain Academy to train aircraft engineers opens

October 4, 2006

An academy to train aircraft engineers, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, is now up and running in Bahrain with 105 students.The Bahrain Airport Services’ (BAS) Aircraft Engineering Training Centre is the first such accredited institution in Asia and the Middle East and only the third outside Europe.The BD1...

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Dreams soar as flying resumes at Patiala Aviation Club

October 3, 2006

Patiala: Patiala Aviation Club reopened for flying on September 3, after a gap of three years.The Club is the only one in Punjab and Chandigarh to have a Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) licence for instructing students in flying. Three years ago, flying had come to a complete halt here. The other two flying...

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Centre may nix AP's aviation varsity plan

October 2, 2006

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government’s plans to set up an aviation university at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Begumpet may not take off.Instead, the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) may give the go-ahead to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to set up its own aviation academy, sources told TOI.The 798 acres of...

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Govt to dilute equity in Rai Bareli pilot school

October 2, 2006

New Delhi: As part of efforts to improve the pilot training infrastructure in the country, India is inviting global players to manage Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA) at Rai Bareli.Notices inviting expressions of interest from major international players have already been issued by the civil aviation ministry.Eventually, IGRUA, which is currently registered as...

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