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Air Deccan tie-up with Frankfinn for cabin crew

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In order to cope up with booming aviation market in India and shortage of skilled manpower in airlines companies have enabled Air Deccan to signed an exclusive tie up with Frankfinn to provide them more than 400 cabin crew per year to meet the demand.

The tie up will provide Air Deccan with professionals in the industry. It will also provide easy availability of skilled cabin crew, keeping in mind the acute shortage of trained human resource in this sector. The tie-up was announced by KS Kohli, Chairman, Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training and Captain GR Gopinath, Managing Director of Air Deccan at Mumbai.

Speaking on the occasion, KS Kohli said, “This is the first time in the history of Indian aviation that the company will recruit students only from Frankfinn and not from other aviation institute. Students will sign a two year contract with Air Deccan and which is extendable with their performance.”

Citing Frankfinn entry in the Limca Book of records, Kohli said, intake of Frankfinn is eight times higher than in any other institute in the country. So far in India no institute is providing in flight training, they are just giving students a half an hour ride on the plane.

“We are also planning to open a pilot training institute in the near future, but it will be too early to reveal it. We are building a hotel management institute in Goa, every things are finalised”, Kohli added.

To a question from where Air Deccan will get pilots and engineers, GS Gopinath, MD of Air Deccan said, “we are in talks with some aviation institute”.

Coming heavily on the government, Gopinath said, “poor infrastructure in playing a negative role in the development of aviation in our country. Government had never seen aviation as an infrastructure, but as a peripheral activity. We need competition among airports.”

“Air Deccan and Frankfinn will provide platform to hundreds of new aspirants who live in small towns and cities and want to pursue their career in aviation industry”, Gopinath added.

At the current pace Indian aviation industry would require 7500 to 8000 cabin crew per year. Air Deccan is the second largest airline in India with the market share of 21.60 per cent and has the largest network in terms of reach.

According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), by 2010 the travel within Asia will become the largest with 678 million passengers compared to 552 million in the US domestic market. The Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) has confirmed that the market share for the low cost airlines in India will reach 70 per cent by 2010 making it one of the world’s leading low cost carriers in terms of total market penetration.

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April 9, 2007 at 10:29 am

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A-I plane makes emergency landing at Delhi airport

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New Delhi, April 9 2007  

Air
India flight AI-349 Shanghai-Bangkok-Delhi-Mumbai made an emergency landing in
Delhi on April 9, 2007 at  6:35 a.m, due to a technical snag in the locking system of the front landing gear. The aircraft landed safely with all the passengers onboard.  In the press release issued by Air India said, the commander used all emergency procedures as per the safety manual and brought the aircraft to a halt on the run way. The passengers were disembarked using the step ladder. However, when the aircraft was being towed away from the runway to a remote bay for repair through a taxi track, the nose gear capsized as a result of which further operations were affected. However, 183 passengers on board were reported to be safe and de-boarded the plane after being in the aircraft for about an hour. The main runway, which is closed, is cleared.The 134 Mumbai bound passengers from
Delhi, are being accommodated on an Indian Airlines flight, which is depart at 12:30 pm from the domestic terminal. The remaining 57 passengers, already aboard AI-349, have been given the option to board the Mumbai bound Indian Airlines flight along with the other passengers, without their baggage. Their baggage would be delivered directly at the Mumbai airport. Meanwhile Air
India officials along with DGCA experts is investigating the incident and the aircraft is being towed to a safer place for repair by using a recovery kit. Airport runway is blocked temporarily as a
precautionary safety measure. The lights have been installed by the Airport authorities on the run way to demarcate the area which cannot be used. The run way is now open partially, A-I  release adds.The Air India staff at
Delhi are taking all measures to assist the passengers and deeply regrets the inconvenience caused.  

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April 9, 2007 at 10:26 am

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Dreaming of watching F1 live, fly Kingfisher

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Dr Vijay Mallaya, CEO of Kingfisher Airline with Formula one driver Ralf Schumacher at the Hotel Taj
Land’s End in Mumbai. In the background, the replica of the lifesize Panasonic Toyota Formula One racing car is seen. Kingfisher has also introduced a contest for all their customers, all they have to do is fly during the promotion period and they can win an all-expenses paid trip to the next grand prix destination.

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March 27, 2007 at 11:16 am

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DBMA’s first batch leaves for UAE

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The first batch of students from Don Bosco Maritimes Academy (DBMA), Mumbai was passed out and they will join Lamprell plc, a UAE-based company having its primary facilities in Sharjah and Jebel Ali Free Zone,
Dubai.                    The valedictory function was organised by

Don
Bosco
Maritimes
Academy with Lamprell, on March 17 at the college campus at Kurla, Mumbai. 

 

James Henderson, Training Adivsor in
India for Lamprell Plc speaking to Employment & NRI Times said: “In the past, we have to recruit form the recruitment and manpower consultant, but we used to get unskilled labour. With this collaboration with Don Bosco, now we get skilled labour, who knows the job and we can start from day one as soon as we employ them. 

“We are looking forward for the first batch to join in the next four weeks and the second batch in the next three months,” James revealed. 

Explaining why Lamprell selected Don Bosco as its partner, Justin Taylor, Operations manager, Lamprell Sharjah, said: “The academy has a history of technical training, ITI background, best faculty, the ratio of 1:1, that means one instructor for one student, proper public transport connectivity, good instructor, value of each subject they teach, syllabus it covers, we got the overall package that we were searching from an institute to offer us. 

Speaking at the function, Prasad T, Chief Instructor said: “the performance will give the proof what you (students) have learned here. Training adults is very difficult, students are not learning, but interacting. They should develop their own skills while they are interacting.  

“For one candidate, one instructor is what we have adopted to train them. Whatever you have learnt should be put for further development.” Prasad added. 

“The knowledge they have acquired has given them brightness on your face and body, use your organisation to develop your skills. You should not remain just satisfied in acquiring knowledge, Parsad said addressing the gathering. 

Technical persons should not worry about marks they have scored in their written exam, whether they get 35 per cent is not the problem, but they should work for 100 per cent and give this in the first attempt. 

Lamprell plc based in the UAE and listed on London AIM, alternative stock exchange, it is a leading provider of specialist engineering services to the international oil and gas industry and having more than 3000 people working in their organisation. 

Its area of operation is to operate a full service jackup rig refurbishment facility in Sharjah and a modern, well equipped fabrication facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone,
Dubai, including
Croatia. 

Established in 1998  with the objective of training prospective and serving seagoing personnel, as per the STCW Convention of International Maritime Organization (IMO).  

Don
Bosco
Maritime
Academy is recognised as one of the leading maritime training academies with special focus on workshop and practical training.  

The academy has won an ISO 9001:2000 certification for this course from Indian Register Quality Systems. The institute has an active liaison with several shipping companies, dry docks, new constructions in the offshore and onshore industries, catering to services, processes and construction. It also conducts varied training programmes and skill assessment tests for engineers and technicians of these companies.  

Training Programme The ten week training was started on January 3, 2007 and was completed on March 17, 2007. The Academy intends to train more than 200 traniees in one year. The cost of the entire traning is borne by Lamprell PLc. On completion, the candidate will be absorbed by Lamprell for their service in UAE.Candidate with ITI or NCVT qualification in any trade with some industrial experience is preferred, he/she should have at least SSC cleared with Math as one subject, with English and science as additional subject.  

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March 27, 2007 at 11:12 am

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Kingfisher Airlines announces the mega mile move offer

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Kingfisher Airlines, India’s private airline announced a mega offer for all frequent flyers across airlines in India- the Kingfisher Airlines Mega Mile Move (MMM) Offer.

The objective of the MMM offer is to encourage a shift over of the most frequently flying members of other airlines’ Frequent flyer programs (FFP) to King Club, with the incentive of providing the frequent flyer with an opportunity to ‘move’ his or her miles from the current FFP to Kingfisher Airlines’ King Club.

For more information kindly visit http://www.flykingfisher.com/megamilemove

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March 16, 2007 at 4:52 am

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One month cabin crew course

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The Institute of Aviation and Aviation Safety has announced the commencement of the new one month cabin arew course for the arpiring who want to pursue their career in aviation.

The fees is just Rs 26000 with the professional from the International Airline, Ex Flight supervisor will be giving lecture and training to students. The course includes 100 hr intensive training and overall coverage of the cabin crew profile.

The institute is affiliated with the University of Mumbai and it the education wing of Federation of Indian Pilots organization.

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March 16, 2007 at 4:52 am

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IndiGo starts non-stop services from Delhi to Mumbai, Chennai

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Low-fare domestic carrier IndiGo, started daily non-stop services on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai routes to provide more service to its customers.

President and CEO of IndiGo, Bruce Ashby, said that this flight service provider is gradually building its route network, and it would start its second such service on this route from March 26.

“Enhancing connectivity between Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai is just one more way to add affordable, convenient services for our customers. We’ve already proved that the demand for an airline that provides fares that are always affordable, runs on time and takes the hassles out of travel is quite high,” said Ashby.

“As we continue to add brand-new A320 aircraft to our fleet this year, we will continue to improve connectivity between the cities we serve and will continue to add new destinations,” he added.

IndiGo will also use this new aircraft to connect Jaipur to Guwahati via Kolkata.

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March 16, 2007 at 4:52 am

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