Why DGCA is wrong in fiddling with employment contract of pilots

August 20, 2017

New Delhi: The aviation regulator DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) has recently increased the notice period for senior pilots from six months to one year in case they want to quit job. In addition, co-pilots have to give six months prior to leaving an airline. The DGCA says that “pilots are resigning without...

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TS Aviation Academy to get two new aircraft

August 16, 2017

Hyderabad: The only government-backed aviation academy in the city is set to get two new aircraft almost five years after a massive fire gutted six of its training carriers on December 17, 2012. While the State government issued a soft loan of ? 5 crore on August 10, Telangana State Aviation Academy (TSAA) will...

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India’s first aviation university’s inauguration in Rae Bareli postponed

August 15, 2017

The inauguration of India’s first aviation university in Uttar Pradesh which was scheduled for August 18 has been postponed. The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) at Fursatganj in Rae Bareli district was supposed to be inaugurated in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy Jayant...

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Wrong flight path

August 14, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Aviation is a fast growing sector in the country and India is expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030. Also, major airlines are spreading their wings in the country with seven of them placing a cumulative order for around 1,329 aircraft. An expansion which is...

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Flying high in the desert

August 14, 2017

Aviation has been my passion since childhood. Growing up in Kenya for 12 years and travelling between Nairobi and Goa at least once a year, heavily influenced my interest in aviation. After my family decided to relocate to Belgaum for good, I joined Phoenix Public School to complete my education from Class VIII to...

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Flying high — aviator family clocks 100 years of flights

August 13, 2017

Crisp whites, peak caps, flight bags, four stripes on their shoulders — and the love for flying — are the constants for three generations of Bhasins, a unique aviator family. Five members of the family — parents, two children and their late grandfather — have nearly 100 years of flying among them. The grandfather...

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India’s first aviation university’s inauguration on August 18

August 13, 2017

New Delhi: The country’s first aviation university at Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district is all set for inauguration on August 18. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy Jayant Sinha, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress vice president and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi, among others are expected to attend the...

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Strengthening aircraft maintenance engineer skills and employability

August 3, 2017

Ministry of Civil Aviation has been focusing on skills planning and development in conjunction with public and private enterprises, and skilling bodies such as the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU), and Aerospace & Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC), with a view to deliver the best growth outcomes for...

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Apply now to be an Alliance Air pilot

August 14, 2016

Airline Allied Services, the company that owns Alliance Air, the regional services wing of Air India, is now recruiting Co-Pilots with ATR Rating  to fill-up 69 vacancies. The appointed pilots will be based at any of the following stations: Delhi Kolkata Bangalore Hyderabad Mumbai Bhopal After filling up the vacancies, a panel will also...

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SpiceJet cabin crew walk-in till 31st August

August 14, 2016

SpiceJet is now conducting walk-in-interviews at various cities in India to hire female Cabin Crew. Eligibility Criteria Education: 10+2 Age: 18-27 yrs (Relaxed for experienced crew) Height: Minimum 155cm Weight: In proportion to height . Eyesight : 6/6, Acceptable limit – +/- 1.5. Marital Status: Unmarried Skills: Pleasing personality with an unblemished complexion and...

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Air India on a hiring spree, to recruit 2,000 crew members likely by 2019

July 28, 2016

New Delhi: TO meet the carrier’s expanding fleet, state-owned carrier, Air India said on Wednesday that it would recruit 500 pilots and more than 1,500 cabin crew in next two to three years. According to the officials, nearly 150 pilots are expected to complete their training by December 2016 and start flying on various...

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Airlines’ costs set to soar over pilots’ crisis; here’s why

July 26, 2016

A fairly big shortage of pilots two years down the line — estimated at around 2,000 — could drive up costs for airlines. While employee costs constitute around10% of an airline’s overall revenues, the need to pay pilots more may push up expenses on this front. Although the country has over 5,000 commercial pilots...

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AI gives wings to the dreams of 29 employees

July 23, 2016

Twenty-nine Air India employees, including six airhostesses, will soon join the national carrier in the cockpit as pilots. These employees, currently working as cabin crew, aircraft engineers and dispatchers have got the rare opportunity to fly aircraft thanks to Air India chairman Ashwini Lohani’s idea of grooming in-house talent. These 29 who will soon...

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Flying club must leave Safdarjung airport: HC

July 15, 2016

New Delhi: The high court has dismissed a plea of the Delhi Flying Club challenging its eviction from Safdarjung airport, saying that in any case, the place is known more as a wedding venue than for aeronautical activities. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw’s decision came on the pleas of Aero Club of India Pvt Ltd...

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Airport to host pilot training

July 13, 2016

Mt. Vermon: The Mt. Vernon Outland Airport has been selected by AIRGO Incorporated, located in Centralia, to train Chinese students to fly commercial planes, according to Chris Collins, the airport director. “I’m excited,” Collins said. “It’s an opportunity for the airport and it’s a big economic opportunity for the region.” The airport will be...

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