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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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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