Air India improves employees utilisation; saves on costs

October 7, 2015

New Delhi: In a major boost to its cost saving efforts, Air India has managed to bring down the number of employees per aircraft by almost two-thirds to 108 compared to 300 more than two years ago The state-owned airline’s aircraft-employee ratio stood at 1:108 in September, in turn helping it to significantly save...

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Bureau of Civil Aviation Security to hire around 500 personnel

September 30, 2015

New Delhi: Country’s nodal aviation security body BCAS is in the process of hiring around 400-500 personnel, which would help it tide over the acute manpower shortage ahead of India’s aviation safety audit by the UN aviation watchdog ICAO. Besides, the Finance Ministry has also given its go ahead to the Civil Aviation Ministry...

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Badal approves Rs 10 cr for two new aircraft for aero clubs

September 29, 2015

Chandigarh: Two new aircraft worth Rs 10 crore were on Tuesday approved by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for Patiala and Amritsar Civil Aviation clubs. Presiding over the first meeting of the Punjab State Civil Aviation Council here, the Chief Minister asked the Civil Aviation department to ensure functioning of Aviation clubs at...

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AAI plans to recruit 400 air traffic controllers soon

September 29, 2015

New Delhi: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, the busiest in the country, will soon get respite from the perennial shortage of air traffic controllers. In one of its major hiring drives in a long time, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to recruit more than 400 air traffic control officers (ATCOs), who...

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Apply now to be an Air India cabin crew

September 24, 2015

Air India is now recruiting Trainee Cabin Crew (Male/Female) for its requirement in Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Regions on a fixed term engagement, for an initial period of five years and to maintain a wait list for future requirements. Number of vacancies: Northern Region- Male: 17,  FM: 200 Western Region-   Male: 11,  FM:...

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Pilot goes on hunger strike at Jantar Mantar against unemployment in Civil Aviation

September 24, 2015

New Delhi: Pilot Anurag Mishra has been on hunger strike from the past four days at Jantar Mantar, Delhi over the increased unemployment in the field of Aviation. Fighting on behalf of 7000 unemployed pilots as told by Prashant Tuteja. Anurag wrote to PMO as well as to Civil Aviation Minister, Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi...

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Considering a Future in Aerospace? Here’s what you should know

September 22, 2015

Mumbai: Arijit Ghosh, President, Honeywell Aerospace, India, tells us there is tremendous scope for careers in the aerospace industry in India. “The growth of the domestic and international economy naturally boosts the aerospace sector. Optimism about the sector’s growth also stems from the growth of air passenger traffic by 20% this year, after being...

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Aviation industry needs 1 million recruits in 20 years

September 21, 2015

Between now and 2034 around 560,000 pilots and 610,000 technicians will be needed worldwide in the aviation sector, according to industry projections form aircraft manufacturer Boeing. The Asia Pacific region will see the biggest increase in demand over the coming 20 years, both in terms of pilots as maintenance workers – more than a...

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SpiceJet: Pilot salaries raised by Rs 1.25 Lakh

September 15, 2015

New Delhi: In order to retain its qualified captains, SpiceJet , which is the country’s second-largest budget carrier, has increased the salaries of its 200-odd pilots by about 1.25 lakhs. The basic monthly salary of a captain in SpiceJet has now been increased from Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 5.45 lakhs. The airline has...

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Air India Express to hire 40 expat pilots for three years

September 14, 2015

Air India Charters (AICL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, has initiated the process of hiring 40 expat pilots for a term of three years for flying the company’s B 737-800 narrow body planes. Government officials said that AICL operates flights to West Asia and Southeast Asia and will be expanding its fleet...

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Whanganui to establish flight school

September 11, 2015

Wanganui District Council Holdings chair Matthew Doyle said it had bought Flight Training Manawatu for $800,000 and planned to relocate it from Feilding Aerodrome to Whanganui Airport. The deal includes four planes, flight simulators and associated equipment. Mr Doyle said the purchase was strategic and would help to maximise the use of existing airport...

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Qatar Airways recruits cabin crew from India

September 9, 2015

Qatar Airways is now conducting walk-in interviews to recruit cabin crew from India. Female candidates below 21 years of age can appear for the walk-in interviews to be held this month at Chandigarh, Hyderabad and  Ahmadabad. The minimum educational qualification is high school with fluency in written and spoken English. Should have a minimum...

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Air India recruits Trainee Pilots

August 15, 2015

To fill up 180 posts of pilots, Air India hiring CPL holders to absorb as Trainee Pilots. Of the 180 vacancies, half will be filled from CPL holders from IGRUA and for remaining 90 openings, candidates having CPL  from other institutions can apply. Academic qualification is 10+2. MAximum age limit is 35 and for reserved categories...

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Apply now to join Air India Express as an Airline Attendant

August 15, 2015

Air India Charters Ltd now hires airline attendants for its low cost carrier Air India Express. The selected candidates will be based at Kozhikode/Mangalore/Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram. The appointments will be on contract for three years. There are 193 vacancies in total: SC  – 32 ST – 14 OBC – 49 Un Reserved – 98 Age Limit:...

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First woman pilot from Gondia jobless; blames backward caste

August 9, 2015

She has the distinction of being Maharashtra’s first commercial pilot from Naxal heartland, Gondia district, bordering Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. But Captain Swati Ladre’s dreams are yet to take off. The 28-year-old pilot, who belongs to the Dom caste, a listed category of safai karmacharis or sanitary workers, has been jobless for more than...

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