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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Pilot training facilities to be revamped

October 1, 2006

Mumbai: The central government has decided to revamp and upgrade its pilot training institute, the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA), to overcome shortage of pilots in the country.“The government is soon going to invite major global aviation players in flight training to manage the IGRUA,” Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said here Saturday.“Eventually...

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China needs over 10,000 pilots

October 1, 2006

Chinese airlines will need an additional 10,000 airline pilots over the next five years, and the figure expected to reach 18,000 by 2015, said a senior official of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).Many Chinese airlines have begun looking for pilots overseas.Shenzhen Airlines alone has recruited nearly 60 pilots from Brazil,...

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Qantas sends 300 jobs to India

October 1, 2006

Qantas is set to axe 300 information technology workers in Australia and send their jobs to India. The carrier has shortlisted two Indian companies to take over the work, saying it was impossible to find enough high-tech expertise in Australia to carry out computer systems maintenance, Fairfax newspapers report.In July it shortlisted two Indian...

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Paramount Calling

September 29, 2006

Paramount Airways too is on a recruitment drive.The airline that promises ‘ a world of difference’ has invited applications from experienced Pilots, Cabin Crew, Engineers, Dispatchers etc. for the following posts: (Though there are many vacancies posted in the career page of the airline’s web site this particular set of positions advertised in leading...

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Fly next month with Indus

September 28, 2006

Indus Airways, the newest entrant to the Indian skies, has invited applications to fill in various positions.The airline, promoted by liquor baron Kapil Mohan of Mohan Meakins is taking to air next month. The 5th full service carrier and 14th scheduled airline will start operation on Delhi-Chandigarh sector. It plans to expand later to...

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Air India recruits 150 fresh graduates as Cadet Pilots

September 27, 2006

No flying experience needed National carrier Air India today released advertisements inviting applications from Engineering/Science graduates with no flying background to induce them as Cadet Pilots. This unprecedented move is to tide over the acute shortage of pilots the airline (like all other carriers in India) experiencing.The present number of vacancies is 150.Engineering graduates...

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Aviation varsity near Hyderabad airport

September 26, 2006

Hyderabad : The civil aviation ministry, along with the Director General of Civil Aviation, has issued in-principle clearance for an aviation university near the Hyderabad airport.The university which is likely to come up on 700-acre of land near Hyderabad airport, is a joint venture between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Andhra...

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