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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