IAF manages to curb exodus

New Delhi: The IAF policy to tighten screws on pilots scrambling to join the much-greener pastures in civilian airlines has had the desired effect: As compared to almost 300 pilots who left the force between 2002 and 2005, only about…

Fat expat pilot salaries upset carrier budgets

Indian carriers need pilots, preferably Indian ones. That’s because their expat counterparts carry a heavy price tag and airlines are feeling the pinch, reports CNBC-TV18.For a while Indian carriers were struggling to fill up seats. Now they’re desperate to fill…

Aviation management institute on the cards

New Delhi: The government is planning to set up an IIM-like institute exclusively for aviation management. An in-principle approval has been accorded to the proposal for setting up the first aerospace academy in India. The proposed academy will offer a…

United Aviation to train SpiceJet pilots

New Delhi: Low cost carrier SpiceJet today said it has entered into an agreement with global pilot training firm United Aviation (UA) for its cadet pilot programme.As per the agreement, UA will select and train pilots under the SpiceJet Cadet…

Alliance to induct regional jets, pilots

New Delhi: Alliance Air is finally cruising forward on plans to turn itself into a low-cost airline. Alliance, the feeder airline subsidiary of Indian Airlines, has floated tenders to induct six regional jets that would operated under this new business…