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Emirates airline to hire 4,500 staff starting April

Staff for cabin crew, airport operations, engineering, IT and pilots will be recruited

Dubai-based Emirates airline will be hiring more than 4,500 personnel to fill a wide range of vacancies across all continents in the next fiscal year, starting from April 1, 2012.

Alison Ward, Vice-President of Recruitment at Emirates, told Emirates 24l7 that the Arab world’s largest carrier will add 450 pilots and around 4,000 cabin crew in the next fiscal year.

“Emirates is planning to recruit approximately 450 pilots in the upcoming fiscal year, this is in addition to our recruitment of 570 pilots last year. We also need around 4,000 cabin crew in the next fiscal year; plus hundreds of operational staff as well,” Ward said.

The carrier said recently that so far in 2012 alone, the airline has recruited cabin crew talent in US states including Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington DC and will be holding an open day in Seattle in March. Emirates will be holding pilot recruitment drives in Atlanta and New York over the coming months.

Emirates airline recently held open days in the UAE and will hold more open days in the UAE and other countries in the coming yeas to fill a wide range of vacancies including engineering, airport operations, cabin crew and IT.

“Emirates holds open days for a variety of positions throughout the year on a monthly basis; most regularly are open days for pilots, cabin crew and engineering roles.

"However, Emirates also holds recruitment events for other positions such as airport operations and IT, as needed. Candidates interested in any role with Emirates or Dnata are encouraged to look at its website for the latest information about recruitment events and positions available across the Group,” Ward told Emirates24l7.
Ward said Emirates has held several recruitment events for both UAE nationals and expatriates.

“With our headquarters based in Dubai, the majority of our roles are also located here. Recently Emirates has conducted road shows for Emirati high school graduates across the UAE for operational roles such as pilots, cabin crew, engineering and airport services.

Additionally, we have hosted open days for cabin crew roles and staff for the new Concourse 3 at Dubai International Airport which were open to all nationalities. Emirates will continue to recruit and employ staff in the UAE to support the airline’s continued growth.”

The Dubai-based carrier announced in the last fiscal year that it would hire 4,000 personnel. When asked if these are in addition to the numbers announced in the previous year, Ward said: “The figure for the number of cabin crew needed has remained relatively the same year over year due to the fact that Emirates is continually receiving additional aircraft.

"Approximately 35 new aircraft will be added to the fleet this year and Emirates will need additional cabin crew to support these aircraft, just as it did last year. Emirates successfully met its cabin crew recruitment goals last year and looks forward to another positive recruitment year.”

The Emirates fleet has grown to 162 aircraft with another $55 billion on order, carrying more than 30 million passengers in its last fiscal year to a network now spanning 122 cities. The airline posted a profit of Dh5.46 billion ($1.49 billion) in the year to March 31, 2011.

Emirates’ profit in the first half of current fiscal year ended on September 30, 2011 plunged 76 per cent as fuel costs surged by $1 billion.
Approximately 35 aircraft will be added to the fleet by Emirates in this fiscal year which relates to around 2-4 aircraft each month (Boeing and Airbus together) with one per month being an A380.

“We do not have specific targets for certain countries but instead look to hire qualified candidates who can meet Emirates high level of safety and standards.
"One change to Emirates pilot recruitment this year is that we will be hiring experienced pilot into captain roles within the organisation. Previously, all pilots, regardless of experience and qualifications, joined in the First Officer roles.

However, due to the aircraft joining the fleet this year and our estimated increased need for flight crew, Emirates has opened up recruitment to captain roles and it has met with great success,” Ward said.

In November last year, Dubai Duty Free announced that it would recruit
1,000 personnel in 2012 for the launch of its outlets at Dubai Airports’ third concourse. 

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Article on Most Desirable & Successful Career in Aviation Industry by Dr. (Mrs) Rashmi Samtani, Managing Director of IIFLY Aviation Training Centre in My Educational Guide

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Get ready to enjoy a cruise along India's coastline.

IANS  
Indo Asian News Service, On Tuesday 21 June 2011, 2:56 PM

London, June 21 (IANS) India, with its 7,000 km long coastline, is all set to introduce cruises along them within a year, an official said.

'Within a year, cruises will operate along the coast of India to match those of Royal Caribbean,' said R.H. Kwaja, secretary, tourism ministry, at a conference here.

'India already has many riverboat cruises. But we are seeing great potential along the 7,000 km plus coast line of India. Very soon we will see the first seaborne cruise along the coast of India,' Kwaja added.

The coastline of India is dotted with several historic spots and major ports.
Official figures show that India has 650 million internal visitors and six million international visitors.

Kwaja along with Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed and Devesh Chaturvedi, additional director general of India Tourism, are spearheading a series of road shows organised by the Indian chapter of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in Britain and Ireland, a statement said.

The focus of the roadshows is to make India a round the year destination, with visit to the historic cities like Delhi and Agra in winter, in addition to Kashmir in the spring.

The road shows were organised as a prelude to the forthcoming World Travel Market at Excel in London.

IIFLY conducts Mumbai Inter College Elocution/ Quiz Competition 2010

Mumbai, December 20:  IIFLY Aviation Training Centre organized one day INTER-COLLEGE ELOCUTION / QUIZ COMPETITION on Monday, 20th December 2010 at 10.00 am at IIFLY Campus, Andheri (E).

The aim of this event was to enhance the youngster’s knowledge in the field of Travel Tourism & Aviation industry. The tourism industry in India is substantial and vibrant, and the country is fast becoming a major global destination. To meet the growing demand of air travel, CIDCO is soon going to develop new airport thereby creating more employment opportunities & attracting more & more foreign tourist to India.

This event provided an effective platform to showcase the ideas, innovation and knowledge of young talents from different colleges about tourism industry and ways to promote it.

Students from 57 colleges all over Mumbai were cordially invited to participate in this event, out of which shortlisted candidates participated in event on 20th December. Eminent faculties working in this domain gathered for this event.

The event was followed by activities such as elocution & quiz competition with respect to Travel & Aviation industry. Winners of the elocution competition were awarded an “Excellence Certificate” along with trophy. Students who participated in the competition were awarded “Certificate of Participation”.

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PANEL OF JUDGES:

  • Ms. Garima Guchiya, AVIATION  TRAINER (7 years of experience with Jet Airways & Emirates Airline)
  • Ms. Purnima Mangrulkar, IATA TRAINER (Have been training students since past 15 years)
  • Mr. Dhiraaj Badkar, OPERATIONS MANAGER (A Senior Management Professional with 16 years of   experience in Education Industry &  a Career Counsellor since last 10 years)
  • Mr. Sushant Mysorekar, TRAINER FOR MANAGEMENT STUDENTS (TAP Certified ‘Memory Trainer’ with Gold Medal. Memory - pi world ranking list. Training MBA students since last 15 years.

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IIFLY is now ISO 9001: 2008 Certified

IIFLY Aviation Training Centre is now ISO 9001: 2008 certified for the quality standard maintained by the institute. Certified bodies are BMQR, ASCB (E), IRQAO

Click here to view the certificate

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IIFLY conducts session on Self Defense

IIFLY Aviation Training Centre conducts session on Self Defense for students. The session was conducted by Avnish B. Mehta (2nd degree Black Belts, Self Defense and Life Style Consultant).

Why Self Defense is Vital?

In recent years we have seen an alarming rise in the no. of crimes that are being committed on women not only in rural but even in urban metropolitan cities. It has become almost every day now that one hears of cases like eve teasing, chain snatching on a Local Train or in the subway. The bottom-line – our cities are no longer safe for women even if they happen to live in one of the most affluent neighborhoods. Assaults on women are a constant and never ending problem. There is no reason to be a sad statistic and you should take steps to safegaurd yourself against physical abuse or assaults. That is why learning Self Defense is so vital for women of all age groups.

The training session covers a gamut of training drills mainly covering self defense techniques, body strengthening exercises, and of course most importantly – facing real life threatening situations!! Once a student completes this course they will be more confident as far as protecting themselves from an assailant is concerned.

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SKIN & HEALTH CARE - AWARENESS PROGRAMME AT IIFLY AVIATION TRAINING CENTRE ORGANISED BY DR. L H HIRANANDANI HOSPITAL.

Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital and IIFLY Aviation Training Centre has organized an awareness programme on Dermatology & Dermatocosmetology for IIFLY students on Saturday 4th Sept, 2010. The session covered was “Daily Skin & Health Care” by renowned doctors Dr. Deepika Shetty (MBBS, DVD, Anesthetic Cosmetology, DMM) & Dr. Digesh Barfiwala (MDS) on “Dental Care”.

The topics included skin problems, daily skin care, hair care, hygiene and health care, anti ageing, dental care. It was an interactive session with the students of Aviation, Hospitality & Travel Tourism. All the doubts & queries of students were solved by the doctors.
Students were greatly benefited by this session.

IIFLY & Dr. L. H. Hiranandani wishes to offer similar sessions for upcoming batches in near future for benefits of students.

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'Flying high on India's growth'

Posted on September 13, 2010 | Author: G Ganapathy Subramaniam Singapore Airlines plans to seek more landing rights in India, launch flights to new destinations, enhance capacity on the routes that it services and recruit more people including cabin crew here. Clearly, the airline hopes to leverage on the growth story in India and other emerging markets to expand its operations globally. Philip Goh, regional vice president at Singapore Airlines, says India will occupy a key role in SIA’s global strategies being one of the fastest growing large aviation markets worldwide.

Recovery from the global slowdown has resulted in airline traffic looking up and the coming years will see consolidation in most markets.

Traffic between Singapore and India is expected to rise with the scaling up of the comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA) between the two countries to facilitate flow of trade, services and investment.

India is a priority market and an important component of Singapore Airlines global operations, said Philip, a top SIA official looking after the airline’s business in this region.

“India has a lot to offer both in terms of business potential and tourism opportunities. We have seen a surge in business from the Indian market in recent times. It will be one of the key drivers of our growth”, he said.

The SIA veteran who has worked in several countries including Japan, Netherlands, Indonesia and the UK reckons that very few markets as vibrant as India at this juncture.

Indian business travellers and tourists are flying not just to Singapore, but onward to destinations including Australia, New Zealand, US, various destinations in South-East Asia and also even the Gulf region and Europe. The number of Indians visiting Singapore has been growing over the decades and the pace is expected to accelerate further.
Bilateral trade between the two countries grew sharply from $5 billion in 2002 to stabilise at around $16 billion in 2009. The target is to scale up trade to $32 billion by 2015.
Similarly, foreign investment from Singapore rose from $3 billion in 2006 to $5 billion now and is estimated to touch $15 billion by 2015.

The CECA between the two countries is expected to pave the way for Indian doctors, dentists and architects to tap the opportunities available in Singapore. In the education sector, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, already has a presence in Singapore along with universities such as Stanford and Cornell.
The strengthening of the economic ties is expected to result not only in more business, but also tourists travelling between the two countries. After the global slowdown, Singapore has bounced back strongly with estimates indicating economic growth at 15%, providing more scope to both sides to expand trade and investment flows.

On its part, Singapore Airlines is now looking at consolidation across its network as loads are returning and premium class traffic is growing with business travel.
Fuel prices are still a worry and airlines have a keep a close watch, said the SIA official. To counter rise in fuel prices, the airlines is looking at more fuelefficient flights and measures like hedging to keep fuel costs at check.

While fuel price hike will be an area of concern, airlines are far more confident today due to recovery in traffic. In the case of India, for example, first-time tourists are keen to travel to Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, but those who have travelled before are venturing out to places such as New Zealand and Australia.

So Singapore Airlines has reinstated double dailies on the Mumbai and Delhi routes. Together, with its sister carrier SilkAir, the two carriers operate 80 flights to India.

Will Singapore Airlines look at deploying its showcase aircraft, the Airbus A380, in the Indian market? Not now, but Indians flying to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, London and Paris through Singapore on the aircraft.
The number of Indian passengers doing so is rising and this could become a factor in deciding if SIA, the first airline to operate the A380, will achieve the distinction in India too.

While Singapore Airlines was keen to buy stake in Air India at one point in time, Philip now considers it a ‘hypothetical’ issue since India has not allowed foreign carriers to pick up equity in Indian carriers. On investments in related segments too, he holds a similar view — the focus right now is on the core business of flying people.
“We have great faith in India’s future and see tremendous growth opportunity for Singapore Airlines here. Our core focus is in the air transport business. Singapore Airlines would like to continue to be able to contribute to India’s growth, he said.
Philip Goh
Source : http://www.peerpower.com/et/2291

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Airline Industry Starts Recruiting Again – Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways offer Jobs, Mumbai

> Turnaround in the aviation industry has led to a fresh round of recruitment under various categories. For instance, Air India Express, the low-cost arm of flag carrier Air India, recently conducted interviews in Kochi for airline attendants. Similarly, private carriers Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways too are in the process of hiring talents under various categories to cater to the growth in air traffic.
An Air India spokesperson said, “We recruit staff as and when required. We have just finished the recruitment process for airline attendants at Kochi.” The airline has 69 posts vacant in the category. Air India also has to fill up posts for B777-type rated captains and first officers on a contractual basis for five years, for which advertisements are open till January 2011 or until the vacancies are filled up.
Kingfisher Airlines, which is increasing presence in international skies, is looking for marketing and sales professionals to enhance business. The airline, on its website, sought applications for executives in the UK, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and UAE, where it has just started operations. The most perceptible signs of change in trend came last month when Jet Airways started calling up flight attendants it had retrenched in 2008 amid protests. The airline has started calling the retrenched staff with fresh offers. Wadia-Group promoted GoAir's CEO Kaushik Khona said, “We have recruited 25 cabin crew staff and 15 professionals in the sales and marketing team to match growth in the airline’s network.”
Domestic airlines are in a hiring mode since they are either expanding globally or consolidating presence in the domestic skies. Airlines had curtailed their domestic expansion or postponed international plans owing to a dip of nearly 30% in air travel demand in 2008 and during the first half of 2009. Shiv Agarwal, CEO, ABC Consultants, added, “Growth in the aviation sector is broadly linked to the growth in the economy. With sustained growth in air traffic and capacity additions, airlines are flying into black. Hence, they are on a recruitment spree.”
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Jet Airways recruiting again
After a long gap Jet Airways now recruiting flight crew again.

Line Captain B737 NG
Interested candidate should be an Indian national possessing current DGCA ATPL, FRTO, RTR (A). Age 25 years and above.
Candidates should have a minimum of 4000 total flying hours which should include the following:
• 3000 hours on Multi Pilot aircraft
• 1000 hours on Type as PIC

Type Rated – Line Captain ATR 72-500
Candidate should possess current DGCA ATPL, FRTO, RTR(A). Should have a minimum of 3000 total flying hours, including 500 hours on Type as PIC, with a minimum 100 hours in the preceding 6 months.

Trainee Commanders
Interested candidate should be an Indian national possessing current DGCA ATPL, FRTO, RTR (A).
He/She should have a minimum of 3000 total flying hours and 100 hours PIC with 500 hours on multi-engine aircraft.
OR
Total flying experience of 3000 hours and multi-engine endorsement.
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IIFLY Article on Aviation Plus Magazine. Widely distributed among Airlines & Allied service companies
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GoAir looking for female cabin crew
GoAir is conducting walk-in interviews on 15 January 2010 at Mumbai to select female cabin crew.
The airlines is looking for for young female candidates above the age of 18 with attractive and pleasant personality. Height should be above 5.4'. Education qualification is HSC in any stream.
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Paramount to add 500 flights per month by fiscal-end
With a revival in domestic air traffic numbers, Paramount Airways, the all-business class airline, has added around 200 flights to its network in the past two months. It has set a target of 2,500 flights per month by the end of the current fiscal from the current level of 2,000. The proposed capacity addition would take place through adding more aircraft to its fleet and increasing the number of seats.

Paramount Airways’ managing director M Thyagrajan told ET: “We will connect more metros to smaller cities over the next two months.” Starting February, the airline will take a dozen turboprops planes on lease, which will have capacity of around 75 seats each. This will be to cater to smaller cities across the country.

These turboprop planes will fly to destinations in Jharkhand and Meghalaya, apart from Cooch Behar in West Bengal. Destinations in the south like Pondicherry, Mysore, Salem, Bellary will also be catered to.
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Airline sector sees hiring boom
Source: Economic Times


In the air and on the ground, there is a new buzz. Airlines, and infrastructure companies involved in airport modernization, are hiring again as the global economy shows signs of revival, with nearly 3,000 people expected to be recruited over the next few months.

At this time last year, at least 2,000 employees were retrenched across airlines. Among the airlines that are hiring — even as they add aircraft and destinations — are Kingfisher, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir. International carriers such as Malaysia Airlines, Emirates, Oman Air and Qatar Airways are also recruiting from India.

Infrastructure companies such as GMR and GVK, too, are hiring for airport construction and maintenance. IndiGo is planning to hire about 1,000 people in the next few months, and is also planning to hike salaries in the next two-three months. Kingfisher is looking to hire nearly 500 employees over the next one year, while SpiceJet will add another 200 in the coming months. Among those that low-cost carrier SpiceJet is hiring are nearly 100 flight attendants and 40 pilots, as it plans international operations.

A flight attendant employed with a domestic carrier may earn anywhere between Rs 20,000 and Rs 35,000 a month, while a trainee co-pilot could get between Rs 60,000 and Rs 1 lakh a month. However, a pilot employed as a captain with an airline could earn a monthly salary of Rs 4-5 lakh.

International carriers, especially from south-east Asia and the Middle East, are also hiring cabin crew from India. Emirates is organizing recruitment campaigns in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Lucknow and Calicut. From each city, the airline is expected to hire about 20-25 people for its operations.

Many international airlines such as Malaysia Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Oman Air are back in India to look for talent. Airlines could be taking on 25 to 30 new people every month as they expand.

Remuneration with an international airline is far more attractive. A cabin crew member could earn anywhere between Rs 45,000 and Rs 70,000, and in some cases, even up to Rs 1 lakh.
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