Hard to train people from village schools, says IndiGo chief Aditya Ghosh

January 4, 2018

IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh has told a Parliamentary panel that young people in India did not have the talent required to work in a consumer-facing industry and people hired from “mohalla/village schools” could not be trained to speak fluent English in four or five weeks. He made this assertion before the Standing Committee on...

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Airlines likely to hire over 7000 pilots in next 5 yrs: govt

December 28, 2017

New Delhi: Domestic carriers are expected to hire more than 7,000 pilots over the next five years, the government informed Parliament today. These vacancies are likely to emerge as Indian airlines plan to induct more than 900 aircraft into their fleets in the coming years. “The Indian Scheduled Airline Operators have estimated employment opportunities...

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Jharkhand to start producing commercial pilots in six months

December 23, 2017

Ranchi: If speed of movement of files and negotiations matches with that of will-power and interests of the government on the matter, Jharkhand will start producing professional pilots in not more than six months. Civil Aviation Department Director Captain Surendra Prasad Sinha said on Monday that the process of upgrading existing Glider Pilot License...

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Poser to aviation academy

December 20, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has sought a report within three weeks into complaints that training of students at the government-owned Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology (RAGAAT) in the capital had come to a standstill owing to the absence of the Chief Instructor. It is a matter of concern that five...

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City aviation institute seeks European agency nod for course

December 17, 2017

Mumbai: City-based Thakur Institute of Aviation Technology (TIAT) plans to launch a course in “type-rating” for A320 aircraft maintenance engineers (AMEs) and has applied to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for approval. “We want our students to attain certain special training for certifying different types of aircraft. So we have applied to EASA...

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2 women fighter pilots among over 100 commissioned into IAF

December 16, 2017

Hyderabad: More than 100 officers, including two women fighter pilots, were commissioned into the Indian Air Force on Saturday during the Combined Graduation Parade of Pilots and Ground Duty Officers at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal near here. According to an official statement, the event marked the passing out of 105 Flight Cadets...

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Woman pilot inspired students in Gadchiroli

December 10, 2017

Nagpur: Mayuri Deshmukh, pilot of Pawan Hans Limited helicopter, who is now part of the anti-naxalite operation at eastern Vidarbha’s Gadchiroli, addressed around 200 girl students of Bhagwantrao Arts and Science High school at Etapalli on Saturday. The programme was organized to strengthen the morale of the girl students as a part of the...

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Indian carriers try to woo back poached pilots from West Asia

December 6, 2017

New Delhi: Plagued by a shortage of commanders, several domestic airlines are trying to lure back Indian pilots who were poached by West Asian carriers. SpiceJet and Vistara have held roadshows in major Gulf cities like Abu Dhabi and Dubai in their bid to recruit captains and first officers for their respective airlines. “Indians,...

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FlightSafety Launches New P&WC PT6A Pilot Course

December 4, 2017

  FlightSafety International will begin a new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-series pilot familiarization course in Brazil early next year, geared for agricultural pilots. Additional locations will be added according to customer needs, according to the company. The one-day course will provide pilots with information regarding normal and abnormal operation, operational procedures and recommendations...

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Aircraft maintenance engineering takes wings as career prospects soar

November 29, 2017

The growth of the aviation industry in India has opened new avenues of expansion and created new job opportunities. A career in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering has drawn the interest of the youth, primarily due to the fact that its unconventional practical learning and uniqueness within the training make it stand apart. The rapidly changing...

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Tourism School Partners with International Airline

November 23, 2017

Auckland: A new partnership between New Zealand’s largest travel and tourism school and one of China’s fastest growing airlines is creating global opportunities for aspiring flight attendants. Last week, Tianjin Airlines staff set up shop at the New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST) Auckland Airport campus, interviewing 42 of the provider’s students from various...

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Air India Recruitment 2017: Vacancies for Business Development Manager and Training Co-coordinators; all you need to know

November 17, 2017

New Delhi:  National carrier Air India, CTE Hyderabad on Thursday announced an invitation for applications by interested candidates for the post of Business Development Manager and Training Co-coordinators. Candidates can access this notification published on the official website to get the form. The last date to apply for the vacancies is December 4, 2017. There are...

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Flying school, AME Depot with airport: India and China Face Off in Sri Lanka

November 17, 2017

India may be making a major investment in Hambantota, a sleepy municipality in southern Sri Lanka that China would like to turn into a busy hub in its “One Belt, One Road” logistics network. The facilities at Hambantota are already built, but they are underutilized, and China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) recently agreed to...

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First Naga lady pilot, Roveinai Poumai from Manipur feted

October 19, 2017

Imphal: She is flying high, she is reaching for the sky – these are not just mere phrases but they are actually true for Roveinai Poumai, the first Naga lady pilot. In a ‘thanks giving’ programme organised at Poumai Baptist Church in Senapati, Rovienai Paotei gave credits for her success to God and her...

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The nuts and bolts people

October 17, 2017

They are the nuts-and-bolts people of the aviation sector — the aircraft maintenance engineers (AME). While the aviation sector needs all the professionals to do their part to keep travel safe, the AMEs probably perform one of the most crucial functions. Every aircraft has to be certified safe by an AME before it’s allowed...

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