Jetairways selects 12 Frankfinn students as cabin crew

Panaji: Twelve Frankfinn Goa students got selected as Jetairways’ cabin crew at interviews held in Goa, recently.Mr Gerson Rebelo, Centre Head, while addressing the presspersons, highlighted the emphasis on placement assistance at Frankfinn.He said that the students are individually attended…

DGCA duty hour rule adds to pilot shortage

Mumbai/New Delhi: New flight duty time limitations (FDTL) issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) are worsening an already acute pilot shortage and adding Rs 300 crore to the industry’s burden by way of fresh recruitment.Under the guidelines,…

New US law may worsen Indian pilot shortage

Mumbai: A new US federal law passed mid-December may make it difficult for airline companies in India to recruit retired expatriate pilots to meet growing shortages.The new law passed by the US government and called Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots…

Bush Signs Pilot Retirement Age Act

President Bush signed the Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act (H.R.4343) into law on Friday, thus raising the retirement age for commercial pilots from 60 to 65.The bill passed unanimously through both houses of Congress last week. Introduced last Tuesday…

Indian pilots resent better pay to expats

New Delhi: Sparks are flying between Indian and expat pilots who are increasingly being hired by airlines here to meet the flier shortage.A section of Indian pilot community is seething over the disparity between their emoluments – ranging from a…