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China looks for potential pilots on college campuses


November 29th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) Having been hit by an acute shortage of pilots, China's civil airlines are approaching university graduates through campus recruitment drive.The step to massively recruit and train ... Read more...

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Russia may halve training time for pilots to meet shortage


August 31st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's aviation authorities are reportedly considering halving the training time for the country's airline pilots in a bid to end a shortage of crew in ... Read more...

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Apple iPads now come in handy for pilots


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 2 (IANS) The tablet may soon become a must-have device for pilots around the world.Canada's Sky Regional Airlines has become the first to equip its pilots with the ... Read more...

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UK pilots donning oxygen masks to counter poisonous fumes in aircraft


March 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): Airline pilots in Britain are secretly donning oxygen masks and issuing emergency warnings because of poisonous fumes seeping into passenger jets.Potentially deadly incidents are being reported at the ... Read more...

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Sleepless nights can trigger euphoria, risky behaviour


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A sleepless night can not only make us cranky and moody but also trigger euphoria, potentially leading to poor judgment and addictive behaviour. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Getting real about killer fakes in air (Comment)


March 24th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Last week I spent the most nervous two-and-a-half hours of my life. I had just dropped my wife at the airport for a flight to Chennai in a low cost carrier. ... Read more...

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Brazilian airline employees threaten pre-Christmas strike


December 22nd, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) Unions representing Brazil's airline pilots, flight attendants and other aviation workers have said they plan to go on strike two days before Christmas to press demands ... Read more...

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Pilots will not undergo physical security checks at US airports


November 20th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed that airline pilots will not have to undergo physical security checks at US airports under the new rules.Instead of ... Read more...

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Air India arranging funds to pay salaries by Nov 10


October 29th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) National carrier Air India, which posted a loss of Rs.7,200 crore last fiscal, Thursday said it was in talks with financial institutions to secure additional funds to ... Read more...

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US pilots lose licence after being lost on flight


October 28th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (DPA) Two airline pilots have had their licences withdrawn after they overflew their destination and were lost for more than an hour while they were toying with their personal ... Read more...

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150 Jet Airways flights cancelled as strike continues


September 11th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) As many as 150 Jet Airways flights, including 15 international, remained cancelled Friday, the fourth day of the ongoing strike by the airline pilots. A spokesperson said early Friday ... Read more...

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Young pilots move court against Air India recruitment process


July 4th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Unhappy with the selection process of Air India, 68 young pilots have moved the Delhi High Court against the airline, alleging foul play in its recruitment procedure. The ... Read more...

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Aircrews may suffer genetic damage from cosmic radiation exposure


December 28th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study by US researchers has revealed that pilots and other staff who spend a career at high altitude may suffer genetic damage from exposure to ... Read more...

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‘Drunken’ Jet Airways pilot held at Heathrow, taken off India flight


December 23rd, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A Jet Airways pilot was arrested by armed police after staff at London's Heathrow airport warned he may have drunk too much to fly, a newspaper reported Tuesday ... Read more...

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Pilot taken off the aircraft after he smelt of alcohol


December 23rd, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): A Boeing 777 pilot was hauled out of the aircraft after he smelt of alcohol, as he prepared to take off with 300 passengers.Michael Harr, 62, who ... Read more...

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Experienced pilots at risk of DNA damage due to prolonged ionizing radiation


December 11th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 11 (ANI): Experienced airline pilots may be at risk of DNA damage due to prolonged exposure to cosmic ionising radiation, according to a study. Scientists behind the study compared the ... Read more...

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Britains 11,000 UFO sightings in 30 years set to go public


June 23rd, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Britains X-Files, which include reports of more than 11,000 Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) sightings of the past 30 years, is set to be opened to the public ... Read more...

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Scores make UFO sighting claims after helicopter chase report


June 21st, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Hundreds of people have come up with UFO sighting claims following recent reports that a British police helicopter crew chased a mystery craft in Cardiff.Many say that ... Read more...

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