Commercial Pilot

  • 17-year-old set to be the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft September 30, 2013

    Srinagar: Seventeen-year-old Ayesha Aziz has become an inspiration for many teenagers as she is set to become the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft. For Ayesha, who comes from Baramullah in Kashmir, she says sky is the limit. The 17-year-old has already clocked 30 hours of flying and needs...
  • ICPA accuses Air India of arbitrarily altering A320 operating norms July 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian Commercial Pilots Association has sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister citing concerns over a procedure change in Air India. Air India has changed the flight operating procedures for narrow-body A320 aircraft stating that the acceleration altitudes should be brought down. The pilots say that Air India did...
  • ICPA for reinstatement of sacked Air India pilots December 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Pitching for the reinstatement of the 13 sacked Air India pilots, the erstwhile Indian Airlines' pilots body has urged Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh to take a lenient view on the issue saying the pilots had been in "distress and facing hardships" for the past six months. "We wish...
  • 2 pilots arrested for facilitating cheating in exam May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two pilots for allegedly facilitating cheating in the Commercial Pilot License Exam held earlier in March this year. While one arrested pilot belongs to Alliance Air, the other works with a Gurgaon-based private airlines. The investigations conducted so far reveal that the...
  • High court slams Air India's striking pilots April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) which is on strike since Tuesday midnight forcing the national carrier Air India to cancel and reschedule around 100 flights. Pulling up ICPA, Justice Gita Mittal said: "Think properly about what is going on. Sickness, education...
  • HC stays pilots' strike in public interest April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the flash strike by 600 pilots of Air India, who were co-opted from erstwhile Indian Airlines, but not before slamming the management for not addressing their demands for some two decades. The court's decision came even as nearly 50 flights, mainly out...
  • Air India derecognises pilot's association April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: With around 20 flights being cancelled due to the pilot's strike, Air India management on Wednesday moved swiftly to derecognise their union ICPA and declaring their strike illegal. Around eight flights from Delhi and 11 from Mumbai were cancelled on Wednesday morning while several others were delayed by...
  • Rajasthan: pilots arrested for fake flying hours March 23, 2011

    The Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau has arrested 2 pilots employed with Spice Jet for manipulating their flying records to obtain Commercial Pilot licenses. ...
  • Commercial pilot arrested for forging marksheet March 9, 2011

    New Delhi: A commercial pilot Parminder Kaur Gulati was arrested on Wednesday for forging her Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) exam marksheet. This is an exam conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Parminder was a pilot with the Indigo Airways. There had been certain errors in a...
  • AI pilots threaten to go on strike for salary November 3, 2009

    Mumbai: Air India pilots have served the management a fresh ultimatum to sort out issues relating to salary and allowances by November 10, failing which they threatened to go on strike from November 24. In a letter written to the NACIL Chairman and Managing Director Arvind Jadhav, the Indian Commercial...
  • Ministers fake austerity drive? Pilots complain October 8, 2009

    The austerity drive of the UPA might have taken off well but there could be some serious inflight turbulence. CNN-IBN has access to a letter written by the Indian Commercial Pilot's Association alleging that ministers and members of Parliament are booking economy class but travelling by business class. ...
  • Sky is the limit for this UK based commercial pilot July 6, 2008

    Kolkata: A boy diagnosed with polio, abandoned at the age of three in Kolkata is now a commercial pilot in New Zealand. After being abandoned, Gautam Dey Lewis was adopted at the age of seven and he has now found freedom and a new life as a commercial pilot. ...