Air India inducts 534 cabin crew till May 1: Mahesh Sharma

August 5, 2015

Air India has selected a total of 534 candidates to induct them into the airline as part of its plan to hire 800 additional cabin staff, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said in Rajya Sabha today. The selection process of the 534 candidates for the cabin crew positions has been undertaken...

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Airports facing ATC shortage, need to hire 1,500 ATC officers

August 4, 2015

New Delhi: In March, two aircraft operated by Emirates and Etihad Airways had a ‘near miss’ over Mumbai, as they were less than 1,000 feet apart and flying head on. Flying that close is considered dangerous and triggers a collision warning alarm in the cockpit. A Directorate General of Civil Aviation inquiry into the...

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Number of expat pilots going down in India: Mahesh Sharma

August 3, 2015

New Delhi: The number of expat pilots in the country has decreased over the year with domestic carriers promoting nearly 1,000 co-pilots since 2012, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma informed Lok Sabha today. According to the minister, a total of 942 co-pilots from across 12 airlines was promoted to the senior...

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Boeing, Airbus, HAL and others tap expertise of IITs to spot talent & possible hires

August 1, 2015

Mumbai: At the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, a group of students is working on technology that may help power micro-aerial vehicles (MAVs) or mini-drones for Boeing. These are deployed in hazardous environments not accessible to ground vehicles and often used for aerial photography. At the aerospace department in IIT-Bombay, PhD students...

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Air India Express to hire trainee pilots from IGRUA

July 27, 2015

New Delhi :Budget carrier Air India Express today said it plans to recruit 40 trainee pilots and majority of them would be from Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA). Rae Bareli-based IGRUA, which comes under Civil Aviation Ministry, has not seen placement activity since 2012 when some students were hired by Air India. Air...

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Air India recruits 800 additional cabin crew for better on-board services

July 26, 2015

Delhi: Air India has said that the airliner has recruited 800 people to join its cabin crew staff. These 800 additional cabin crew members will likely be inducted into the company by October 2015, to help the airline tide over massive shortage and improve its on-time performance. “We have completed the recruitment process of...

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AAI, IATA join hands to train 4000 officials in Airport Mgmt

July 21, 2015

Jammu: An agreement was signed between AAI and IATA for imparting training to 4000 AAI officials for skill development in Airport Management as per Global Standards. The agreement was signed in the presence of RK Srivastava, Chairman, AAI and Victor De Barrena, Director, ITDI, IATA by Rajesh Bhandari, Executive Director Finance, AAI and Ayaz...

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Khandelwals: A Family of Pilots

July 21, 2015

Though having an unusual name for a man, Sheetal Khandelwal an ex-Air India pilot, had such a great passion for flying that he inspired his two sons and a daughter to become commercial pilots. Lo behold, his daughter even got married to a pilot bringing the tally to five pilots in the family. Khandelwal...

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Airlines need 558,000 new pilots over 20 years: Boeing

July 21, 2015

Commercial airlines will need to recruit and train 558,000 new pilots over the next 20 years to meet rising travel demand, according to a Boeing forecast released today. About 40 per cent of the new commercial pilots, or 226,000, will be needed in the Asia Pacific region, according to the report. The demand is...

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RGNA University in Amethi to function soon

July 17, 2015

Union Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) which will facilitate and promote aviation studies and research all over the country, will start functioning very soon at Fursatganj, Amethi. The minister was on inspection of the 50 km land of the academy in Fursatganj while he...

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Sundaram Nataraj New Aviation Chair at Central Washington University

July 10, 2015

llensburg, Washington: Sundaram Nataraja was recently chosen as the new chair of the Department of Aviation, to which he brings an impressive international background and academic experience to Central Washington University. “With his exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities, the aviation program will be able to meet the demands of a changing aviation industry,” Paul...

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For women pilots, sky is not the limit

July 6, 2015

Mumbai/New Delhi: Up in the air, Indian women are increasingly in charge. For a country that can’t ensure a woman’s safety or her basic rights on the ground, the recruitment record of India’s airlines presents a contrast. As a result, the next time you take a flight in India, the chances of the pilot...

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AASSC draws plan to certify 5.20 lakh trainees in aerospace in 10 years

July 1, 2015

Bengaluru: The newly constituted Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) has drawn up a plan to certify about 5,20,000 trainees and groom 6,000 trainers over a 10 year period in the aerospace sector. “We have signed the term sheet with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) covering project objectives, segments, target training trades and...

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Bombay flying club to be a heritage site

June 30, 2015

Mumbai: There will soon be a new addition to the list of the heritage sites in the city: the 86-year-old Bombay Flying Club in Juhu, which is the oldest flying school in the country. A few months ago, the club wrote to the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC), asking to be included in the...

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YCMOU to start hospitality in aviation course at Nagpur

June 30, 2015

Nashik: The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) will soon start a hospitality in aviation course at MIHAN, Nagpur. It is a first for the university to conduct a course in the field of aviation. Vice chancellor of the university, Manikrao Salunkhe said, “The university will start two courses: a diploma in aviation hospitality...

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