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Lufthansa launched the First Biofuel flight Airbus A321 route Hamburg-Frankfurt

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Lufthansa launches first scheduled flights using Biofuel

Lufthansa has launched a six-month biofuel trial on regular scheduled flights. A Lufthansa Airbus A321 with the registration D-AIDG flies the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Hamburg route four times daily. One of its engines runs on a 50/50 mix of regular fuel and biosynthetic kerosene. The biofuel for jet engines has been approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Since biokerosene has similar properties to those of conventional kerosene it can be used for all aircraft types without any need for modifications to the aircraft or its engines. The first flight of the six-month trial, operating under flight number LH013, took off on 15 July from Hamburg at 11.15am bound for Frankfurt. During the six months test run period, the use of biofuel will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 1,500 tonnes.

Christoph Franz, chairman and CEO of the Lufthansa Group, said: “Lufthansa is the first airline worldwide to use biofuel in scheduled daily flight operations. We are thus continuing to steadily implement our proven and successful strategy for sustainability.”

The biosynthetic kerosene used by Lufthansa is derived from pure biomass (biomass to liquids – BtL) and consists of jatropha, camelina and animal fats. In the procurement of biofuel, Lufthansa ensures that it originates from a sustainable supply and production process. Suppliers must provide proof of the sustainability of their processes and meet the criteria stipulated by the European Parliament and the Council in the Renewable Energy Directive.

Lufthansa guarantees that the production of its biofuel is not in direct competition with food production and that no rainforests are destroyed.

Nanosatellites are Small and Affordable - Mangalore Students are Making a nanosatellite

Mangalore students are making a nano satellite

Parikshit, the group from Manipal Institute of Technology, is aiming to complete the project within two years

A team of students from Manipal University are on a mission to make a nanosatellite, which is to be launched within the next two years. They are being guided by experts working in ISRO and and the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. The team is named ‘Parikshit’.

Kanika Garg, 4th year aeronautical engineering student of Manipal Institute Of Technology (MIT) and the project manager, said, “Parikshit is derived from the Sanskrit name ‘Parikshan’, which means ‘test’.”
A typical nanosatellite would weigh anywhere between one and 10 kg. “Nanosatellites are not only small, but also affordable.
They can piggyback on larger launch vehicles, avoiding the need for a dedicated launch. From a military perspective, their small size allows them to avoid detection,” Garg said.

For the sake of efficient distribution of time and resources, the work to be done by Parikshit has been divided into five phases. From July 2010 to October 2010, officials of Manipal University carried out a feasibility study. Interested students were invited to an orientation programme before the team was selected through a three-stage screening process.

Students were divided into various sub-systems based on their area of expertise. The sub-systems comprise Payload, Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS), Electrical Power Systems, Structure Thermal and Mechanisms, On-board Data Handling System, Computers, Communication and Ground Station sub-system. Each sub-system has a head who is also a member of the core technical team.

Parikshit also comprises a management and a web designing team.

The first step in the process of building the satellite began in November 2010. The overall objectives were identified and a preliminary research was carried out on the basic methodology of nanosatellites. The work was reviewed by Dr D V A Raghava Murthy, director of small satellites, ISRO. Among those guiding the team was Padmashree Dr B N Suresh, former director, VSSC.
The payload was finalised and a review report was sent to the ISRO Satellite Centre in Bangalore. Since June 2011, the team has been finalising components required. By November 2011, the various constraints of each sub-system will be taken into account and a preliminary design of the satellite would be prepared.

After procurement of various components followed by a detailed analysis of each item, the team will begin assembling the satellite.
Testing of each component will be conducted from December 2011 to May 2012 to check for space worthiness. In June-July 2012, the satellite will be subjected to thermal, vacuum, radiation and vibrational and other tests to check its robustness.

 Nanosatellites are small and affordable. They can piggyback on larger launch vehicles, avoiding the need for a dedicated launch
Kanika Garg, student, aeronautical engineering

Jobs for Aerospace Engineering Technician in SACRAMENTO, CA

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Supervisory Aerospace Engineering Technician Job in SACRAMENTO, CA
 Department     Federal Aviation Administration
Salary     $68,724.00 to $106,511.00     Grade     I to I
Perm/Temp     Permanent     FT/PT     Full-time
Open Date     8/30/2011     Close Date     9/6/2011

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Job Title: Supervisory Aerospace Engineering Technician
Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
Job Announcement Number: AAC-INT-11-AJW34-22486
Salary Range:     $68,724.00 - $106,511.00 /year
Series & GradeDefinition:     FV-0802-I/I
Open Period:     Tuesday, August 30, 2011 to Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Position Information:     Full Time Permanent
Duty Locations:     1 vacancy - Sacramento CA
Who May Be Considered:     FAA Employees - Office/Division/Facility - This announcement is open to current Permanent & Temporary* employees of the FAA's Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Group, AJW-34. (*Denotes temporary employees who obtained a temporary appointmentDefinition in the FAA through a competitive process or through a special appointing authority.)
Job Summary:
The Next Generation of Flight is Underway - and you can be part of it! We need you and your fresh ideas to shape the air transportation system of tomorrow, and the way America flies. Come be a part of the new generation in aviation, an industry that is absolutely critical to this nation's economy and security.

The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a fundamental transformation of our nation's airspace system. It uses 21st century technologies to meet future demands, avoid gridlock in the sky and on the runways, further improve safety, and protect the environment. For more information on NextGen, watch this brief introduction : NextGen Introduction

About the FAA         Employment Information
Business Component: FAA Aeronautical Center Region, Technical Operations, Aviation System Standards, Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Group, AJW 341 Line Station Team, Sacramento Sub-base, AJW-3411E
Sample of Duties: IncumbentDefinition is responsible for providing direction and guidance to FAA and contract workforce, including airframe, avionics, and supply personnel, at a customer facility.

FAA and current/former Federal employees with status: A fixed relocation payment of $15,000 will be paid.
Key Requirements:
    U.S. Citizen
    Responses to the first four managerial dimensions are MANDATORY.
    This is a drug-testing designated position.
    Managerial probationary period may be required.
    Pre-appointment physical may be required.

More information CLICKHERE

The World’s only Turbine Powered Bat Car sale on eBay

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World's only turbine-powered Batmobile up for sale on eBay
Bruce Wayne recession hits
Remember that the Boeing-powered Batmobile, we came across in the last month? Well friends, this can be yours through eBay auction for about a week. Currently, the highest price you can buy now for $ 620 000 - which would be enough to cover the cost of some cars that are not suitable for the caped crusader.
However, none of those come equipped with a helicopter turbine, now do they? Putsch Racing reminds interested parties that the mean machine is street registered in the US, so you can roll like the Dark Knight without fear of the police pursuing you. An iPad loaded with digital avionics helps you monitor the jet engine, and you can use your choice of three fuel sources to power the thing: Jet A, kerosene, or diesel. Hey now, we never said it was environmentally friendly. If you, like Jay-Z, are "planking on a million," check out the detailed auction shots below and bid on Batman's ride yourself.

source eBay

Main features:
    Fully independent, cockpit adjustable suspension with disc brakes
    Steel tubular space/monocoque chassis
    4 forward speed semi-automatic, sequentially shifted transmission with reverse
    365 horsepower Boeing turboshaft engine
    Fiberglass and aluminum coachwork
    Digital avionics and centrally mounted touch-screen iPad with 3G
    Fuel cell and racing approved on-board halon fire extinguishing system
    Approx. 2800 lbs.
    DOT approved turn-signals, tail, and headlights
    On-board air-compressor
    Air horn
    Runs on Jet A, Kerosene, or Diesel fuel

Youth flying High after Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarships Graduation

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Young people participating in the program Cotswold Aviation Airport Fellowship completed with flying colors.

Ten budding aviators were selected from more than 80 applications from young people across Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The programme now in its fifth year and is aimed at young people aged 14-18 years. Funded by the airport managing director and owner Ronan Harvey is held in conjunction with the airport on fly2help charity and local business aviation.

The scholarships give students a taste of flying and aeronautical engineering with visits to aviation businesses and talks from professionals from pilots to engineers.

Airport director Suzannah Harvey said: "To give young people the opportunity to take their first steps on a career path in aviation is very rewarding indeed and everyone involved with the scholarships is absolutely delighted the students appear to have taken so much away from their experience.”

Planning for next year's scholarship scheme has started and applications will be taken from October 1. The programme is scheduled to run at Easter 2012.

Which Aviation Career Interests You Most? - Survey Report

Aviation Career Survey Analysis
Aviation industry related, AME blog has started taking opinion on various aspects. The first survey has received good response! On the first 100 responses, the data has been calculated.

Which Aviation Career Interests You Most?
  1. Astronaut
  2. Aircraft Designer
  3. Mechanic/Technician/Engineer
  4. Fighter Pilot
  5. Air Traffic Control
  6. Airline Pilot
Aviation Career survey data shows most of the students are more interested into careers of
A/C Engineering Maintenance/Technician/Aircraft Designer/Air Traffic Control rather glamorous aviation careers like commercial pilot or astronaut.

A/C survey results:

Mechanic/Technician/Engineer - 82.0%
Aircraft Designer - 13.0%

This survey is currently closed. If you any thoughts comments are welcome :-)

Air India Executive Director(CEO) should be Committed to the Long Haul !

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Air india need a CEO committed to a long haul !
Finally, 56 years old Arvind Jadhav, CMD of National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL), which succeeded in a short span of two years, bowed to bring India's leading airline to the brink of bankruptcy has  bowed out !

No doubt he had an impressive record of educational accomplishments and years of experience in handling diverse subjects being Commissioner, Karnataka Housing Board; Secretary, Energy Department; Managing Director, Mysore Minerals Limited, Commissioner, Commerce and Industries Department, and last but not the least as Principal Secretary, Infrastructure Development Department, of Government of Karnataka.

He also had a tenure at the Central Government, where as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power he was reportedly responsible for ushering in some reforms in the power sector. He had also served as Chief Vigilance Officer, Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), but alas he had no clue of how to run a major Airline !

Perhaps his one significant contribution to NACIL has been to get it renamed as Air India on 26th. October 2010, an airline which for decades had carried the national flag and is still a brand name well recognized around the World.

His very first brush with employees and that too with the all powerful Pilots of Air India who struck work last year demanding higher wages proved to be his undoing as instead of finding a common ground he chose to employ strong arm tactics and walked rough shod all over them !

Fortunately for him having been already empaneled for a post of Secretary to the Government of India he will have a slot awaiting him on exiting the Airline, but the big mess he leaves behind will take his successor a herculean effort to clean up.

The all powerful IAS (Indian Administrative Service) fraternity to which he belongs, in view of mounting criticism could no longer support him nor find a volunteer from amongst their ranks to take up the captaincy of the sinking ship !

However some one had to take charge while the hunt is on for a permanent ‘numero uno’ to head Air India. Some one readily available to try his luck was Rohit Nandan, the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation which oversees Air India’s activities.

However, perhaps it is high time that professionals were brought in and may be the likes of Tata once again persuaded to take over the nation’s premier airline. Infusion of fresh funds by the government into the ailing company would perhaps not be a futile exercise then !

A major airline such as Air India with its 5 subsidiaries viz. Air India Express, Cargo, Charters Services, Air Transport Services, and Regional Services (formerly Alliance Air) involves supervision and coordination of varied activities such as maintenance and operation of expensive air crafts, marketing, publicity, and handling people viz. Pilots with mile high ego and back end office staff, not to forget ticket paying passenger who are now very demanding in regards to the quality of service they get.

The monopoly of government business cannot keep Air India afloat even for a day, and what with no less than half a dozen private airlines who have entered the skies over the last one decade and are now feverishly competing to fill thousands of seats they have to offer, it is survival of the fittest .

A competent and capable manager with years of running a major Airline under his belt, the best what the market can offer has to be quickly found and adhoc arrangement with civil servants as CEO discontinued at the earliest.

Since 27th. Feb. 2011 all flights of Air India carries the new mapped AI flight number, and since then nearly 100 national and international flights are flying under the ‘AI’ code, consigning the ‘IC’ code to history. It is almost like being reborn and perhaps this will be the last opportunity for the ‘Maharaja’ to effect a turnaround. Its over 31,000 employees also deserve a better deal in the form of a CEO with a long term commitment.

With connections to 93 destinations (60 domestic and 33 international) in 24 countries, it is still a force to be reckoned with. The new CEO will have to possess a vision and zeal to get various divisive forces from protecting their respective turfs and instead work towards a common objective.

Undoubtedly it will be a herculean task for him from being sidetracked while focusing on the bolts and nuts of things, and carry a sustained campaign on a company’s image makeover when industry analysts, competitors and customers are falling over each other saying what needs to be done !


Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering Wins ThomasCook Bidding for A320 Heavy Checks

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Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering
EGME won ThomasCook Airlines Belgium's Bidding for heavy checks for its aircraft type A320.

EGME won ThomasCook Airlines Belgium's Bidding for heavy checks for its aircraft type A320. Distinguished Senior Managers from ThomasCook Group paid a visit to EgyptAir to sign new contracts of cooperation and they confirmed that EGME was the best MRO offer.

“We are very honored by ThomasCook trust in our maintenance capabilities,” said Abdel Aziz Fadel, Chairman of Egypt Air Maintenance & Engineering. “We are confident in providing ThomasCook with services that will fully satisfy their expectations, especially with regard to the quality of workmanship, customer support, flexibility, availability and cost effectiveness” He also added " EGME being one of the fastest growing MRO in the region which keeps its strong market position in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.”

Mr. Patrick Lamonte, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium Technical Director noted “Thomas Cook holds the JAR OPS 1 certificate, which means that Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium maintains the strongest values of safety, training, and maintenance within the European Union. As well as achieved the reputation to become a company with high quality and service to the needs of the customer.”

About Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium is a Belgian airline founded in 2002. It operates a modern fleet of 7 Airbus A-320 aircraft, all of which are based in Brussels.
Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium is part of the international Thomas Cook Group, which has the largest holiday destination fleet in the world. All airlines within the Thomas Cook Group comply with the strictest standards in terms of safety and guarantee reliability and professionalism.

About EgyptAir
EgyptAir Holding Company is the Egyptian national carrier. Created in 1932, the airline became a Holding Company with seven subsidiaries in July 2002.
EgyptAir operates about 1000 weekly flights from Cairo and many other Egyptian cities to 69 domestic and international destinations in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North America. More information is available at

Aerospace and Defense companies will fill 31,800 job openings in 2011

31,800 Jobs Added by Aerospace and Defense Companies This Year, 
But Declines Expected in 2012, Says Aviation Week Workforce Study

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week's 15th annual Workforce and Young Professionals/Student Study, released today, shows that aerospace and defense (A&D) companies will fill 31,800 job openings in 2011, up from 19,500 in 2010. The hiring will slow again in 2012 to 22,000, a decline of more than 30%. Aviation Week's highly regarded Workforce Study, the industry's official report and a mainstay for A&D planning and trend analysis since 1997, identifies trends in technological challenges, leadership, demographics and compensation, and ranks the top universities for A&D recruitment, with Penn State at the top for engineering schools and George Mason University as the top business/finance school this year.

"2011 marks a year of transition for the A&D industry," said Greg Hamilton, president, Aviation Week. "The end of the shuttle era and cutbacks in defense spending are taking place concurrently with a rapid commercial aerospace manufacturing ramp up. While total jobs will rise, significant numbers of high-skill engineering jobs will be at risk, and our aerospace-management customers remain challenged finding key technology-leadership skill sets. Conducting this substantive Workforce Study each year allows Aviation Week to provide essential and actionable analysis for industry executives, professionals, and students."

The 2011 Workforce Study is produced by Aviation Week in collaboration with the industry's top associations, including the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), and National Defense Industries Association (NDIA), and provides a single source of reliable data that analyzes current A&D workforce issues, trends and opportunities. A new section this year, "10 Hot Jobs," profiles the highest in-demand jobs, such as senior systems engineer, intelligence analyst, and cyber security operations manager, which will require new skills as new technologies, threats and capabilities emerge. Other key highlights include:
  • Retirement rates and voluntary attrition rates among young professionals have declined. At the industry's largest companies, 22% of workers are 35 or younger, nearly matching the 23% who are 56 or older.
  • Companies have closed the age gap, but the gender gap remains. Only 25% of the overall A&D workforce is made up of women, a figure that hasn't budged in a decade.
  • Industry leaders are continuing to invest in research and development (R&D), especially in technology areas such as unmanned vehicles, cyber security and biotechnology. Companies have also raised salaries by 3.2% (versus the national average of 2.25% and 1.7% in the information technology sector) and are providing learning policies and opportunities better aligned with the jobs of tomorrow.
  • In this year's study, employees also ranked the best places to work. For technological challenges, AGI (Analytical Graphics, Inc.) rose to the top. For learning opportunities and career development, Goodrich is the favorite. In terms of respect for the individual, A&D professionals put Boeing in the number-one spot.
  • Young professionals are looking to their corporate leaders, not Congress, to sustain R&D investment and future jobs. 56% of young professionals would recommend the industry to others.
Source Aviation Week

Hiring UAV Mission Planner - Dayton, OH

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UAV Jobs
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 75,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Northrop Grumman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce regardless of age. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

UAV Mission Planner
Location: Dayton, OH
UAV Mission Planner – 104883
Location(s): United States-Ohio-Dayton
Business Sector: Technical Services
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance will be available
Number of Openings: 3
Shift: Multiple
Perform mission planning in support of hyper-spectral intelligence (HSI) for ACES-Hy operation. Conduct HSI data exploitation of geospatial data to solve tactical military and intelligence problems using both real time and forensic techniques. Prepare/coordinate mission-related documents, briefings, and other related products based on taskings for unmanned missions from various intelligence sources at the secret and Top Secret level. Interface with mission coordinators, Ground Liaison Officers and supported units to provide real-time informational support to ongoing missions as required. Collect pertinent information during and after mission execution for tracking and trend analysis purposes, and provides recommendations to supported organization leadership. Conduct initial mission planning based on taskings; prepare/coordinate mission-related documents for classified unmanned combat missions. Convert taskings into mission briefings and paperwork packages.
Basic Qualifications:
6 Years with Bachelors; DoD / Gov’t technical training school/course. Military intelligence experience; two years of experience in a tactical-level aviation mission planning; must be able to use mission planning applications; effective communicator, both verbal and written.

Preferred Qualifications:

- UAV operational experience
- Knowledge of ACES-Hy operations
- National Intelligence Agency experience
- Previous COCOM assignment
- MQ-1/MQ-9 mission planning experience


EMIRATES AIRLINE: Licensed Aircraft Engineers - A330 / A340 / A380 / B777

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Aircraft Engineers Jobs in EMIRATES AIRLINE
Position:  Licensed Aircraft Engineers - A330 / A340 / A380 / B777
Job Reference:  LAEI/AR/16318
Department:  Engineering
Company / Division:  Emirates Airline
Location:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Emirates Group is a highly profitable business with a turnover of approximately US$ 12 billion and over 40,000 employees. The Group comprises of Dnata, the successful Airport Ground Services and Travel Industry division, and Emirates, the Group's rapidly expanding and award winning international Airline. Emirates global network now sees it flying to over 100 destinations across 6 continents, operating a modern fleet of over 130 wide-bodied aircraft. Today the Airline has orders worth over US$ 58 billion for 170 more of the latest aircraft, with plans to operate to many more destinations in the months and years ahead. Essential to our continued business success as we expand will be the ongoing employment of high quality people to join our multi-cultural team of over 150 nationalities.

The Position: We are seeking to appoint Licensed Aircraft Engineers ( A/C &/or Avionics ) to work in our 'state-of-the-art' new engineering facility within our maintenance departments, i.e. Base Heavy , Base Light , Line Maintenance , Maintenance Control Centre and our workshops, i.e. Avionics , Powerplant, Cabin and Structures sections. The successful applicant will be required to technically handle and certify Emirates fleet/components and third party aircraft to the highest level of professional standards whilst leading a highly skilled team of mechanics. Responsibilities will include certification, maintenance and serviceability of aircraft/components whilst ensuring superior safety standards are upheld.

Salary & Benefits: We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams, the local currency of the UAE. The Dirham is linked to the Special Drawing Right of the International Monetary Fund and it has been held constant against the US dollar since the end of 1980 at a mid-rate of approximately US$1="Dh3.66." Besides generous travel benefits normally associated with an airline, this managerial role also has excellent leave and health care packages, accommodation, power and water paid for, along with transport benefits, life insurance and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers. By viewing the 'Dubai Lifestyle' section in the careers website you can also consider the many benefits of Dubai as a location to live and work in.

Experience and Qualifications:

Must have at least 5 years experience as a certifying engineer on any of the following Emirates fleet type such as Airbus A330, A340, A380 or Boeing B777.

Must have served approved apprenticeship in aircraft maintenance from a recognized body.
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Emirates Careers: Aircraft Technician Jobs

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Aircraft Technician Jobs in Emirates Airlines
Location     Middle East, United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
Job type     Any
Company     Emirates
Contact     Recruitment Team
Job categories     Avionics/Electronics, Fitter/Electrician/Mechanic/Technician, Aero Engineer
Expires     13/09/2011
Job Description
Aircraft Technician
The Position:
The Aircraft Technician is responsible for carrying out maintenance tasks on Emirates and third party aircraft in accordance with laid down procedures and regulations. He/She will work as part of a team under the direction and guidance of the assigned Licensed Aircraft Engineer within the trade disciplines for which they have been trained.

Various skills sets are acceptable as we are currently seeking candidates suitable to work for Line Maintenance, Base Maintenance, IFE and Overhaul Workshops - Cabin , Structures / NDT , Powerplant / Test Cell , Avionics shop.

Salary & Benefits:
We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams, the local currency of the UAE. The Dirham is linked to the Special Drawing Right of the International Monetary Fund. It has been held constant against the US dollar since the end of 1980 at a mid-rate of approximately US$1= Dh3.66. Besides travel benefits normally associated with an airline, more information on employee benefits is available within the 'Working Here' section of this site. By viewing the 'Dubai Lifestyle' section in the site you can also consider the benefits of Dubai as a location to live and work in.

Experience and Qualifications:
    An aircraft maintenance apprenticeship with an airline or an approved aircraft maintenance organization OR Equivalent formal training in an Air Force, combined with 5 years post training experience in commercial aircraft maintenance.
    An in-depth knowledge of maintenance safety, human factors and general engineering practices.
    Fluency in the English Language

    To Apply:
To express your interest in the above vacancy please apply on-line by clicking below, and complete our application form. We will then consider your application and contact you should we wish to shortlist you for an interview. Should you not receive an invitation for an interview within 5 weeks please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful. We will retain your details for 12 months unless advised otherwise and re-consider you for future opportunities as they arise. Please also note that if you are not shortlisted you can also update your application at anytime and apply for other opportunities.


Scholarships for International Students studying at Massey University - 2012

Massey University Country Specific Scholarships Study Awards

Foreign students planning to study in New Zealand can apply for research training awards / scholarships to support their learning in Massey University. We encourage you to review grants and apply for the appropriate scholarships that you qualify for.
Awards and Grants
Massey University is delighted to announce the following country specific study awards and students from the following countries are encouraged to apply for this study award:

    Hong Kong
    South Korea
    United Kingdom

Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
The awards are available to full-fee paying international students who have gained admission to Massey University and who:

    have either demonstrated exceptional academic ability in their education or have met the minimum entry requirements for the programme and these will be awarded by nomination from the International Student Scholarships Committee; and
    have a confirmed offer of place for semester 1, 2012 as at 30 November 2011 for the Certificate in Foundation Studies or an undergraduate degree programme; and
    have not previously studied at Massey University; and
    are a citizen of one of the identified countries noted above; and
    are not the recipient of any other scholarship, grant or award.
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Fresher Aerospace Technical Author (Trainee) Jobs - Bangalore

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Aerospace Technical Author (Trainee) Fresher
10 Opening(s)
DELOS Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Experience:0 - 2 Years
Compensation:Rupees Less Than 50,000
Stipend @ 4000/- for the first 6 months
Education:UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization PG - Any PG Course - Any Specialization,Post Graduation Not Required
Industry Type:Aviation / Aerospace Firms
Functional Area:
ITES/BPO/KPO, Customer Service, Ops.

Job Description
Creation and Modification of Aerospace Technical Publications to standards like ATA iSpec2200 and ASD S1000D using Arbortext Editor.
1 month training will be provided.
Keywords: Technical Publication, Technical Author, CMM, ATA, Epic Editor, SGML, S1000D, Aero, Arbortext, Isodraw
Desired Candidate Profile
Candidates from Aerospace (educational) background (AME, BE) preferred. No experience necessary.
Willingness and ability to learn quickly.
Immediate joining.
Selection by online test (at DELOS) and interview. Book your slot on first come first served
Company Profile
DELOS is a pure play technical publication company.
Contact Details
Company Name:DELOS Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Executive Name:Arkapratim
DELOS Consulting Pvt Ltd
3/135, 3rd Floor, Sanjay Residency
Opp. chemmanur Jewellers
BANGALORE,Karnataka,India 560037
Email Address:
Reference ID:TP2011-08

Technical Writer / Technical Author / Tech Illustrator / Epic Editor - Mumbai

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Technical Writer / Technical Author / Tech Illustrator / Epic Editor
McOxley Intellect Management

Job Description:To make comprehensive user documentation for all machines from swiss Thailand Germany - To prepare Operating and maintenance manuals - To prepare online parts ordering catalog (e-service) - Risk & hazard analysis documentation for machinery
Desired Candidate Profile Mechanical Engineering Graduate with passion on writing for Machines Commitment, Personal Drive Willingness to learn Excellent Communication Skills Induction travel to Europe, Swiss & Germany
Experience Required: 1 - 6 Years
Education Required: UG - B.Tech/B.E. - Any Specialization, Aviation, Electronics/Telecomunication, Instrumentation, Mechanical PG - Post Graduation Not Required 
Job Salary     Rupees 3,00,000 - 6,00,000 Foreign Travel & Benefits can be discussed during Interview time
Company and Contact Details
Company     McOxley Intellect Management
Company Website
Company Profile     Our client is No.1 packaging machinery manufacturer for tubes, cans and closures, Part of the Br ckner group owning 70% of the film market McOxley is a Dynamic Leading Management Consulting, Outsourcing and Solution partners in India for HR Managmnt
Contact Person Name     Ms Nirmala

Jobs as Technical Manager in Avionics and Defence Domain - Hyderabad

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Technical Lead / Technical Manager (Avionics/ Defence Domain )

Job Summary
Company Name Rockwell Collins (India) Enterprises Private Limited
Locations Hyderabad
Experience 12 - 22 years
Key Skills "Technical Manager" "Technical lead" "Manager" "Tech lead" "Tech Manager" "Technical Manager"
Education B.E/B.Tech, M.E/M.Tech/MS
• Team Leader/ Technical Leader
• Project Leader/ Project Manager
Job Ref code Tech Mgnr

Job Description
Technical Skills  : C, C++/ Embedded C / VC++, MFC/ Matlab, Simulink
 Strong working knowledge in multiple domains, and strong understanding of relationship between all functional disciplines working within those domains.
 Works with the program manager to develop the program execution plan for a high complexity project. Has primary execution responsibilities to ensure project remains within budget, on schedule, and meets requirements.
 Must demonstrate successful execution of integrated project management, technical consistent process, earned value, and risk management on multiple projects programs.
 Implications of actions and decisions have major impact on the business financials.
 Mentors SE's, Engineers and Associate Engineers
 Tracks, reports, and analyzes earned value metrics as required to understand program performance. Is able to analyze data and determine appropriate actions to correct real problems before they impact overall project performance. Report overall program performance to plan, understanding both technical and programmatic impacts.
 Manages Program budgets, Center AOP forecasting and program management. Prepare and submit Technical reports, documentation of lessons learned, productivity reports.
 Role model for others in the department and stickler for punctuality and discipline. Maintains high level of business ethics and promotes Rockwell Collins Vision and goals.

Job Skills and Attributes
 Customer Service Orientation - Provides superior customer experiences, while building long-term relationships and demonstrating a passion towards customer commitments.
 Dependability - Exerts consistent effort to provide quality results that are focused on the bottom-line.
 Judgment - Able to make quick and well-informed decisions, even under high pressured situations
 Planning - Develops strategic plans that are aligned with policies and budgets and include several contingency plans in the event that a plan does not progress as anticipated.
 Relationships - Displays sensitivity and awareness of how his/her actions affect customers and coworkers.
 Strategic Thinking - Makes recommendations for ways to capitalize on the organization's competitive strengths.
 Stress Tolerance - Consistently remains even-keeled, even in the most demanding of situations.
Team Building - Educates the team about the value of diversity and encourages its members to take advantage of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of team members.

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Senior Service Engineer ( Avionics/ Aircraft ) location Mumbai

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Rockwell Collins (India) Enterprises Private Limited

Senior Customer Service Engineer ( Avionics/ Aircraft )
About Company

Rockwell Collins Inc. is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for commercial and military customers worldwide. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, simulation & training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries.

At our design center in Hyderabad, you will be executing advanced engineering projects for Rockwell Collins, globally working with people who value your ideas and want you to succeed. To join a company that will challenge your abilities, visit our website

Job Summary
Company Name Rockwell Collins (India) Enterprises Private Limited
Locations Mumbai
Experience 8 - 12 years
Key Skills "Senior Customer Service Engineer" "Service Engineer" "Aircraft Engineer"
Education B.E/B.Tech, M.E/M.Tech/MS
• Technical Support Engineer
• S/W Installation/ Maintenance Engg
• IT/ Computers - Hardware
• IT/ Computers - Software
• Airlines
Salary8.00 - 20.00 lacs
Job Skills and Attributes
    Analysis - Demonstrates the ability to provide a logical, in-depth analysis of a problem or situation.
    Cooperation - Takes personal initiative to proactively serve as team motivator creating strong morale and synergy.
    Coordinating - Ensures that information has been received and accurately understood by all parties.
    Customer Service Orientation - Provides customers with quality experiences, establishing and maintaining effective relationships.
    Dependability - Ensures that all details of a project are accurate before delegating to others.
    Judgment - Bases decisions on factual information and considers alternative courses of action before reaching decisions.
    Product Knowledge/Features/Benefits - Describes for customers the proper use of company products, as well as the benefits of their use.
    § Relationships - Develops relationships with others that are based on trust.

Work Location : Mumbai
Experience : 8-12 yrs
Education : BE/B.Tech. ME/M.Tech
For more information, contact:
Rockwell Collins (India) Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Phase-II, 7th Floor, Block-3
DLF Commercial Developer Ltd.
Special Economic Zone
Plot No: 129 to 132, APHB Colony,
Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 019, INDIA

Quality Assurance Engineer - Aircrafts Assembly

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Company Name
Victory Manpower Services Private Limited
Experience5 - 15 years
Key SkillsFlight line assembly, quality control
Role - Quality Assurance
Job Ref code
Quality Assurance Engineer
About Company
A JV between Tata and AugastaWestland

Job Description

    Define quality procedures setting up and maintain controls and documentation procedures;
    Coordinate the activities required to meet quality standards, promote quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organisation;
    Monitor and advise on the performance of the quality management system and produce data and report on performance;
    Issue and implement the annual audit plan;
    Identify relevant quality-related training needs and deliver training;
    Advise on needed changes and their implementation;
    Liaise with other managers and staff throughout the organisation to ensure that the QA system is functioning properly;
    Ensure compliance with national and international standards and legislation and with all applicable, corporate, departmental and organizational policy requirements;
    Provide primary interface and issue resolution with regulatory bodies on relevant aspects of the quality system;
    Assure qualification and qualification maintenance of quality controls;
    Must possess a thorough understanding of FAR/EASA Part 21 requirements. (DCGA Requirements also)
    Must be familiar with industry quality standards such as AS/EN 9100
    Prior experience in working with international regulatory authorities is desired.

2.       RIGHT PERSON :

Key Skills and Knowledge:
    Education: Bachelor in Engineering;
    Must possess a thorough understanding of FAR/EASA Part 21 requirements. (also DCGA Requirements);
    Must be familiar with industry quality standards such as AS/EN 9100;
    Prior experience in working with international regulatory authorities is desired;
    Previous experience in a similar role in aeronautical field is appreciated;
    Prior experience in a fast paced, global manufacturing environment will be given preference;
    Knowledge of Aviation legislation is appreciated

FAA and EASA Certified Boeing 747-8 Freighter For Entry Into Service

New Boeing 747-8 Freighter Certified For Entry Into Service

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 (Bernama) -- Boeing received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on August 19 for the new 747-8 Freighter, passing two of the final landmarks on the airplane s journey to entry into service.

The FAA granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) and an Amended Production Certificate for the 747-8 Freighter, while the EASA also granted the company an ATC for the airplane.

With these certificates, the program is in the final stages of preparing to deliver the first 747-8 Freighter to launch customer Cargolux in early September.

The Amended Type Certificate acknowledges that the FAA and EASA have certified that the design of the 747-8 Freighter is compliant with all aviation regulatory requirements and will produce a safe and reliable airplane.

The airplane logged more than 3,400 hours of flight testing and many thousands more of ground, part, component, materials and other testing on the road to certification.

The Amended Production Certificate shows the FAA has validated that the Boeing 747 production system can reliably produce airplanes that will conform to the airplane s design.

EASA accepts FAA oversight of Boeing production certificates as sufficient for its regulations, as FAA accepts EASA oversight of European manufacturers production certificates.

The 747-8 Freighter is the new high-capacity 747 that will give cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance.

It is 250 feet, 2 inches (76.3 m) long, which is 18 feet and 4 inches (5.6 m) longer than the 747-400 Freighter.

The stretch provides customers with 16 percent more revenue cargo volume compared to its predecessor.

That translates to four additional main-deck pallets and three additional lower-hold pallets.

The 747-8 Freighters will be powered with GE's GEnx-2B engines.

National Gay Pilots Association Awards $22,000 in Scholarships

NGPA-EF Awarded $22,000 in Scholarships
From a news release

San Jose, California — The National Gay Pilots Association Education Fund (NGPA-EF) awarded $22,000 in scholarships today to five students pursing careers as professional pilots. Since its inception in 1996, NGPA-EF has awarded$139,000 in scholarships to 46 students. This year, four scholarships are in the amount of $3,750 each; plus, for the first time, the NGPA Education Fund awarded an endowed scholarship of $7,000 to one student.

NGPA-EF Board Chairman, Captain Tom Little explained, "this endowed scholarship is named in memory of David M. Charlebois, an NGPA member who lost his life while serving as First Officer on American Airlines Flight #77 which was hijacked by Al-Qaeda and crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001."

The National Gay Pilots Association created the Education Fund in 1996 to encourage members of the LGBT community to pursue careers as pilots. Through general fundraising appeals, and by soliciting gifts, the NGPA Education Fund intends to provide as much immediate capital to the LGBT aviation community as possible, while preserving and building an endowment for the future.

This year's NGPA-EF scholarship winners are:
  •  Spencer Conklin, pursuing a masters in aviation safety at the University of North Dakota;
  •  Ethan Coughlin (Endowed Scholarship Winner), pursuing a bachelors in commercial aviation degree at the University of North Dakota;
  •  Jason Goodman, pursuing a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) rating at a flight school in Massachusetts;
  • Michael Turner, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, pursuing bachelors in aeronautical science with a minor in business; and
  •  Michelle Yates, pursuing an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating at a flight school in Florida.

The NGPA Education Fund, created by the National Gay Pilots Association, is a 501(c)(3) public charity, incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1996. Donations to the NGPA Education Fund may be tax deductible; please check with your tax advisor for your particular tax situation.

The NGPA is a membership organization comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pilots and other aviation enthusiasts from across the United States and eight foreign countries. NGPA strives to be the leading organization serving members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered aviation community through advocacy, professional networking, social outreach, and creative programming. NGPA sponsors events to provide a venue for social and professional interaction among LGBT aviators and our allies.

Flying Scholarship for Kids 12-17 who are Interested in Aviation: Young Eagles

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EAA Young Eagles - Annual Scholarship contest for kids 12-17

The EAA Young Eagles offers kids a chance to fly for free and has flown more than 1.3 million youths in 90 countries since its creation in 1992.

The next local Young Eagles flying day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Harbor Springs airport. All kids 8-17 are invited to come to the airport for a free flight around the bay, over the school or to see their house from the sky. Volunteer pilots will bring their own three or four passenger airplanes and provide fuel to give kids the chance to fly.

"Our goal for this program is to introduce kids to aviation and view the countryside from 1,000 feet up," said Bill Meyer, coordinator of the EAA Young Eagles chapter 1087.

The club has an annual scholarship contest for kids 12-17 who are interested in aviation. The best essay wins a trip to the air academy summer camp for aviation in Oshkosh, Wis. This year, the club was able to provide two scholarships to area youths.

The scholarship program is funded by the flying days. For each Young Eagle that flies for the first time, the chapter receives $5 from Philips Petroleum and Ford Motor Company to be used for scholarships.

The Young Eagles have a flying day about once a month. So far this year 225 children and about 65 parents have flown, according to Meyer. The events are first come, first served. Large groups such as schools and Boy Scout troops can preregister for group flying days, but the normally scheduled flying days are free and open to anyone who shows up.

"It's all about getting kids interested in aviation," Meyer explained.

The international women in aviation week is coming up next spring, commented Meyer, who said he remembers flying a girl who is now a helicopter pilot for the Coast Guard. Many, many pilots have been Young Eagles, he said.

For more information, contact Meyer at (231) 838-8545 or visit

Alex Higgins Space Camp Scholarship for Young Kids

Attending U.S. Space Camp and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and any attempt by an aspiring astronaut will be an impressive experience for a life time.

So far, 35 children have had the opportunity to attend the U.S. -Space and Rocket Center.

At Space Camp, participants are able to choose from three different tracks – space, aviation or robotics. The camp offers “in-depth, hands-on experiences for people to learn to train like an astronaut,” said Jennifer Jones, of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and other space camps seek to encourage kids to be engaged in the fields of math, science, technology and engineering.

“The programs and experiences offered at U.S. Space Camp help to provide youths with the same level of inspiration that we felt when watching the boundaries being pushed outward by the Apollo program,” the Higginses said by e-mail. “Our goal is to try to ensure that deserving youths with a passion for space science and exploration are afforded the same opportunity that Alex had for a potentially life-changing experience of a week at space camp.”

For more information on the Alex Higgins Space Camp Scholarship, visit

On This Day, At That Time in Aviation History: August 20th

Today in Aviation History – August 20

On This Day in Aviation History August 20 1986General Electric GE-36 propfan engine makes its first test flight. Hybrid between the turbofan and turboprop, which is also known as unducted fans, a number of factors from the noise problems to the decline in fuel prices, eventually lead to the abandonment of the program before ever being delivered, despite impressive gains in fuel economy.

1977 – The Voyager 2 unmanned interplanetary spacecraft is launched aboard a Titan IIIE/Centaur rocket from Cape Canaveral, tasked mainly with photographing Venus, Neptune and Saturn. As of today, Voyager 2 is still beaming messages back to Earth from 12 hrs 47 mins 58 secs of light-travel time from Earth.

1941 – No. 415 (Coastal) Squadron was formed in England.

1935 – Boeing test pilot Les Tower flies the Model 299 nonstop from Seattle to Dayton and establishes an unofficial record of flying 2,100 miles at an average speed of 232 miles.

1919 – The first regularly scheduled passenger service by airship begins in Berlin with a Zeppelin LX 120 Bodenese.

1913 – French aviator Adolphe P├ęgoud carries out the first parachute descent ever made whereby the parachute is deployed before the pilot leaves the airplane.

1910 – The first U.S. Army experiments with firing a rifle from an airplane takes place when Lt. Jacob Earl Fickel conducts firing trials from a Curtiss biplane piloted by Curtiss himself.

1908 – The Wright Flyer built for flight trials before the U.S. Army arrives at Fort Meyer, near Washington, D.C., eight days ahead of schedule. Before trials begin, tests to check transportability, another stipulation, start.

1901 – The Wright brothers leave Kitty Hawk, N.C., at the end of their second season of testing gliders and return to Dayton, Ohio.

Student-Flown Planes will Land at Boeing Field-Aviation HS to Break Ground on New Campus at Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight
Aviation HS to Break Ground on New Campus at Museum of Flight; Student Alumni to Fly In One-of-a-Kind School Celebrates Beginning of New Era; Fundraising Goal Reached
August 18, 2011 01:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time

SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Aviation High School will break ground on its new campus on the grounds of The Museum of Flight on Tuesday, Aug. 23 complete with student alumni flying five or more planes to the site, and a student-built robot assisting with the first shovel of dirt.

The student-flown planes will land at Boeing Field, immediately in front of The Museum of Flight at approximately 10:30 a.m. The students will proceed across the street to the groundbreaking celebration, to be held at 11:00 a.m. at the future high school site, just north of The Museum of Flight’s airpark on East Marginal Way. Students from Aviation High School’s robotics team will operate the robot. To end the program, students will launch a model rocket they built to signify the official “launch” of the new Aviation High School.

Aviation High School, part of Highline Public Schools but open to students across the region, has been in temporary locations since it opened in 2004. The new facility is being built in collaboration with The Museum of Flight. In addition, Aviation High School was the first college preparatory aviation-themed high school in the nation and is dedicated to becoming the premier school of choice for science, technology, engineering and math learning in the region. The new school is expected to open in 2013.

To attend the groundbreaking event or for more information on Aviation High School and The Museum of Flight, please contact Lee Keller at (206) 799-3805, or Mike Bush at (253) 307-3225,

Groundbreaking Details:
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011      
-- 10:30 a.m. (approx) - Planes land at Boeing Field in front of The Museum of Flight
 -- 11:00 a.m. - Groundbreaking immediately following the fly-in
Where:Gravel lot north of The Museum of Flight Airpark
 9303 East Marginal Way South
  Seattle, WA 98108
Museum of Flight
Mike Bush, 253-307-3225
Keller Group, Ltd.
Lee Keller, 206-799-3805

Aviation Scholarships: Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship

Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is pleased to announce the 2012 Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Scholarship Award Program. This program was founded by Helicopters Association International’s (HAI) Technical Committee to promote the choice of helicopter maintenance as a career.

Applicants should be about to graduate from an FAA approved Part 147 AMT School, or a recent recipient (within the last two years) of an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certificate.  All FAA written and practical exams must be successfully completed prior to attending the chosen school (not necessarily prior to applying for the scholarship).  International applicants should have their respective country’s FAA equivalent tests completed.

Each of the winners will have a choice of one of the following courses made available by the helicopter airframe and engine manufacturers. Applicants should list courses in order of preference, as courses will be awarded by preference, in order of award placement.

Agusta Aerospace Corporation (A109 series)
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (any model)
Eurocopter (all current models, except Super Puma series)
MD Helicopters (500/600/900 series)
Rolls Royce (250 engine - any model)
Turbomeca (Arriel 1 & 2 series and Arrius 2 series engines)
Pratt & Whitney Canada, Inc. (PT6T, PT6B- 36/-37 or PW-206 engines)

The first place winner will be awarded $1,600 from HAI to assist with expenses. Those finishing in second, third, fourth and fifth place will receive $1,150, $850, $750 and $650, respectively, for assistance with expenses.  Sixth and seventh place winners will be offered one of the remaining courses without monetary assistance. All winners receive a one-year membership to HAI and free admission to HELI-EXPO 2012, February 11-14, to be held in Dallas, Texas.

The application forms and more information can be found on our website Applications must be typed or printed.  Upon completion, applications may be faxed to (703) 683-4745, mailed to: 1635 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, or emailed to

All applications must be received at HFI by December 30, 2011.

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Sky Aviation buys 12 New Aircraft from Russia

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Indonesian Airlines Sky Aviation today announced the purchase of 12 new aircraft from Russia in an effort to combat the major airlines on routes that are currently non-competitive.

100-seat aircraft, the category of regional research, has a cruising altitude of 40,000 feet and a maximum speed below the speed of sound, which makes it a potential competitor to the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.

This year, Sky Aviation is carrying 1100 pilgrims from Riau in the aviation sector hajj landing points.The country dominated by state-controlled flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, but the range of smaller airlines focused their energy on serving large parts of the archipelago. Many domestic airlines have demonstrated non-uniform level of safety, however.

Emirates is recruiting Licensed AMEs for Bengaluru & Kolkata stations India

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Locations - Bengaluru (BLR) & Kolkata (CCU), India

Aviation Engineering Jobs in EMIRATES AIRLINE
Position:  Licensed Aircraft Engineer - I (Multiple Locations - Blr & Ccu)
Job Reference:  LAE-I/JG/18797
Closing: 30 Aug '11 • 11  days left
Department:  Engineering
Company / Division:  Emirates Airline
Location:  India
Job Purpose : To ensure maintenance tasks and certification of aircraft during maintenance scheduled and unscheduled inputs are carried out to the highest possible standards of safety, quality and serviceability. To ensure appropriate application of certification privileges in accordance with the limitations of Company Authorisations.

Job Outline: Ensure the zones/aircraft to which assigned are maintained IAW the approved documentation issued by approved authorities ensuring compliance is maintained to the latest revisions applicable to Technical Publications e.g. Aircraft documentation, Technical Notices, Quality Notices, EPMs ...etc). Individuals must ensure their personal approval/licensing requirements are valid and applicable to aircraft types worked through close liaison with Quality Assurance/GCAA. Ensure all off-aircraft tasks i.e. spares handling, robberies, hold items...etc are handled strictly IAW Company procedures and all the relevant paperwork is actioned in a way that provides full transparency to all involved. Ensure resources and manpower available is supportive of the business needs allowing targets/milestones set to be adequately met. Ensure that all activities performed and personnel responsible for are closely monitored to ensure the best possible application of safety rules and regulations are applied ensuring full understanding and adherence to Company procedures. Individuals must highlight deficiencies/ requirements on an aircraft through the effective use of reports in support of the overall quality improvement process and actively participate in propagating and enhancing the Group safety culture. Establish effective up-down rapport with Manager and sub-ordinates to maintain a seamless flow of information to highlight/detect and address any scenarios/events that might be disruptive to the operation. Ensure all relevant reports pertaining to issues of service delays, incidents and accidents, are completed in detail identifying all elements leading up to events.

Qualifications: Must have served an apprenticeship with an airline/approved organisation or have received equivalent formal training. Valid UAEA GCAA Basic Maintenance license or EASA Part 66 Basic Maintenance Licence. Minimum of two aircraft type licenses ( including A330 and Trent 700 certification ) which must be relevant to the Emirates fleet with appropriate approvals. Minimum 7 years certifying experience as a license holder. Experience in leading a team of mechanics/technicians. Must be familiar with legislative matters relating to the safe and airworthy operation and maintenance of aircraft to international standards.

IMP: Applicant should have a right to live and work in India. Company will not assist in obtaining work permits.

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Emirates Carrers: Customer Sales & Service Agent, Mumbai, India

Position:  Customer Sales & Service Agent, Mumbai, India
Department:  Commercial
Company / Division:  Emirates Airline
Location:  India
Aviation Job Vacancies

The Emirates Group is a highly profitable business with a turnover of approximately US$ 12 billion and over 40,000 employees. The Group comprises of Dnata, the successful Airport Ground Services and Travel Industry division, and Emirates, the Group's rapidly expanding and award winning international Airline. Emirates global network now sees it flying to over 100 destinations across 6 continents, operating a modern fleet of over 130 wide-bodied aircraft. Today the Airline has orders worth over US$ 58 billion for 170 more of the latest aircraft, with plans to operate to many more destinations in the months and years ahead. With our international network constantly expanding and opportunities arising in countries/cities outside of Dubai, we are looking for career motivated individuals to join our operations in their home countries. If you have the talent to support our business, we can offer you a wealth of benefits. The opportunity to work for one of the most prestigious and progressive airlines in the sky, or for a leader in ground handling and passenger service operations in an airport environment. Discover your future!

The Position: Customer Sales & Service Agent, Mumbai, India

Job Purpose: To provide the highest level of service in order to sell Emirates airline tickets and services and to assist customers with managing their travel plans.

Job accountabilities linked to objective areas
    Ensure the highest standard of customer service is provided to Emirates customers, provide them with details on Emirates tariff fares and actively issue online tickets and sell related products.
    Issue Emirates tickets to customers ensuring that all necessary airline rules and regulations are incorporated and that the customer request is met in order to provide them with excellent service. Highlight to customers the legal requirements covering their journey such as passport, visa & health requirements and other details such as check-in place and time.
    Actively enhance Emirates revenue earnings by providing options to customer on all products and services such as Skywards membership, DBB, Dubai stopovers, hotel bookings and upgraded fares.
    Actively be involved in suggesting new ideas and providing recommendations on the improvement of the service provided, thereby increasing revenue and ensuring Emirates success as a market leading airline.

To Apply:To express your interest in the above vacancy please apply on-line by clicking below, and complete our application form. We will then consider your application and contact you should we wish to shortlist you for an interview. Should you not receive an invitation for an interview within 5 weeks please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful. We will retain your details for 12 months unless advised otherwise and re-consider you for future opportunities as they arise. Please also note that if you are not shortlisted you can also update your application at anytime and apply for other opportunities. Thank you for your interest in a career with the Emirates Group.

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Virgin Australia: Cabin Crew International | Pacific Blue Cabin Crew - Auckland, New Zealand

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Virgin Australia Opportunities
Group of Airlines

Auckland based - Pacific Blue International Duty
 The Virgin Australia group of airlines is again changing the face of Australian Aviation during 2011 with our Game Change Program doing for corporate travellers what we did for leisure travellers ten years ago. This is a unique opportunity to play an integral role in shaping the evolution of this iconic brand and to become a part of this dynamic company that understand that people are its greatest asset. Our innovative culture is what sets us apart and through our creativity and willingness to adapt we will continue to challenge ourselves to shape the future of airline travel.

 The Cabin Crew role within Pacific Blue, International Airline of Virgin Australia involves providing a highly polished degree of onboard service and Guest care in line with our service promise and brand values while ensuring all safety and service procedures are followed. Our Cabin Crew are smart, professional and polished and ensure that they provide the height of service and comfort to all of our guests to ensure that their journey is a memorable one.

 You will be part of an enthusiastic and stylish team performing international short haul duties for Pacific Blue. The role is hard work at high altitude in a pressurised cabin for hours on end and time zone changes can be quite exhausting. Overall, the role of Cabin Crew is physically demanding, so you must be in excellent health.

 You must be able to work flexible hours over a 24 hour period, working weekdays, weekends and even public holidays. Keep in mind these rotating shift hours can disrupt your personal life and you could be away from home several nights a month. On the flip side, it's an exciting opportunity to travel the world with some new friends.

In order to be eligible to apply for International Cabin Crew, you must meet the below minimum criteria.

Minimum Criteria:
    Minimum 18 years of age
    A New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident
    A competent level of English both written and spoken is required
    Passport holder with at least 12 months currency
    A current First Aid Certificate. This MUST be NZQA approved
    If applicable, be able to relocate to your selected home base (Auckland or Christchurch) at your own expense
    Face-to-face customer service experience
    Availability to work a rotating roster over 7 days, including weekends, weekdays and over a 24hr period
    Swim 50 metres unaided

Additional Skills, Qualities and Attributes:
    Punctual, reliable, hardworking
    Enthusiastic and happy
    Excellent grooming and personal presentation
    Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Further stages of the recruitment process may include:
    Online testing
    Phone interview
    Assessment Day - This is an opportunity for our Recruitment Team to assess your application face to face. This will include various forms of assessment
    Following the Assessment Day you may be progressed to further stages of our recruitment process including at least 2 professional reference checks and a medical assessment. If progressed to a medical assessment you will be given the details of a designated medical centre that Virgin Australia uses to make an appointment. Please note: If you are progressed to the medical stage of our recruitment process you will be required to pay for this at your own cost which is approximately $200 to $250.

Virgin Australia is Recruiting LAME B1 & B2 Engineers - Brisbane QLD, Australia

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Aviation Jobs in Virgin Australia Ailines
Job Title:      LAME B1 & B2 (PNS)
    Department:     Aircraft Maintenance
    Location:      Brisbane Hanger
    Status:      Full time, PNS
    Reports to:      Maintenance Supervisor
    Direct reports:            Nil

The Role
The LAME is responsible to the Senior LAME for certification of maintenance work performed in accordance with the system of Certification specified in Engineering Manual Suite Volume 1.

The Department
Aircraft Maintenance - We aim to achieve the highest levels of safety for our customer, their guests and our fellow staff. We aim to achieve the highest level of reliability for our customers. We aim to provide aircraft maintenance services at 'value for money' prices whilst recognising the need to deliver a return for our shareholders and owners.

Virgin Tech:
    To provide a safe, efficient and cost-effective aircraft maintenance solution to Virgin Australia's immediate and future aircraft maintenance needs, through:
        a professional relationship with CASA;
        being a customer focused maintenance provider;
        new work practices in the provision of aircraft maintenance;
        the establishment of a "best practice" suite of manuals together with the creation and maintenance of robust systems to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.
    Understanding that its primary focus is the provision of maintenance to Virgin Australia, seek to gain third party customers.
    To provide an opportunity for all Virgin Australia employees to achieve their career goals.


SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                                  
Must Have:
    Appropriately qualified and approved LAME         
    Ability to advise the Senior LAME on day-to-day issues regarding quality issues
    Competent computer skills
    Good organisational skills
    Valid State Drivers Licence
    Working knowledge of OH&S and Environment requirements
    A reasonable grasp of spoken and written English
    Extensive industry experience in either a Line or Heavy Maintenance role
    Experience in providing good customer service practise within the working environment
    Supervisory experience
    Thorough understanding of the CASA airworthiness/regulatory requirements

Great to Have:
    Qualified First Aider
    Confined Space Entry
    Level 3 APAM drivers Licence
    Radio Operators Certificate
    Elevated Work Platform certificate
    Safety Auditor training
    Training Qualifications
    Have a sound understanding of MSG and ETOPS/RVSM maintenance philosophies
    Broad understanding of the FAA and JAA airworthiness requirements

American Airlines Careers: Instructor Maintenance Training - Aircraft Avionics Systems

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Aviation Jobs in American Airlines

*Instructor Maintenance Training - Aircraft Avionics Systems - TUL-1103071

 Provides classroom training, on-the-job training, and technical support, in accordance with American Airlines and regulatory agency requirements to AA Maintenance and Engineering personnel and to other carriers and agencies' personnel as specified in work assignments.
 Instructs and demonstrates the proper methods and techniques for inspecting, maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting aircraft avionics systems.  Teaching assignments may also include instructing aircraft systems and/or powerplant technical subjects.  Instructs and demonstrates the proper methods and techniques in the use of safety related equipment.  Provides training related to the policies and procedures of American Airlines and regulatory agencies such as the FAA, OSHA and EPA.

Instructor Maintenance Training will:

    Assure compliance with company policies and procedures, as well as FAA and other regulatory agency requirements, especially with regard to safety and airworthiness
    Establish and develop relationships with key business customers and stakeholders
    Embrace change within the training organization by working with department managers, supervisors, and peers to assist in innovative improvements to procedures and processes which support the organization's strategic goals
    Take ownership of assigned projects and do what is necessary to ensure assigned projects are completed on schedule and to department expectations
    Provide timely status updates and reports on assigned projects and tasks to department supervisor and or manager
    Engage and take on projects and tasks and promote a positive team-approach and energetic leadership style in order to drive results
    Participate in the development and revision of training programs, material and media as assigned 
    Maintain discipline, attendance and productive participation of students during training sessions
    Administer course examinations and qualifying tests
    Evaluate and report on the qualifications of personnel 
    Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of training courses and materials as they relate to employee job proficiency
    Schedule and arrange for the availability of classrooms, associated equipment and materials to support assigned training tasks

Performs other tasks related to training, such as record keeping, as directed.  Assist supervisor as directed in the administration of department assignments and responsibilities.  Provide technical assistance and support to the Maintenance and Engineering Department as necessary.

Job Requirements
    Ability to conduct, develop and evaluate technical training
    Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills required
    Must possess analytical aptitude and organized approach to problem solving
    Strong organizational and planning capabilities
    Ability to build interpersonal relationships and foster an environment of working together
    Ability to effectively work with diverse workgroups such as management, non-management and contract labor work groups
    Working knowledge of air carrier maintenance policies, procedures, and specifications
    Working knowledge of FAA, OSHA, EPA and other governmental regulations pertaining to training
    Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and projects concurrently
    Must be able to read, write, fluently speak, and understand the English language
    Travel, shift, weekend and holiday work required
    Strong PC skills and software applications desired

    Requires a valid FAA Airframe/Powerplant license, supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years comprehensive commercial airline maintenance/overhaul experience
    In-depth, working knowledge of commercial aircraft systems required with a heavy emphasis in maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting
    Knowledge of commercial aircraft avionics systems and powerplant systems
    Previous experience conducting, developing and evaluating technical training
    Must fulfill FAA criminal background checks to qualify for unescorted access privileges to airport security identification display areas (SIDA), if applicable
    Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or US Customs security badges, if applicable

Primary Location: US-OK-Tulsa
: 19 Aug 2011 09:29:00

Equal Opportunity Employer: American Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Work Schedule*: Full-Time
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Fly your Future in Aviation Scholarships

Aviation Scholarships and Grants 
 Access to higher education in more than 300 colleges and schools of aviation. Having the right information and preparation, you can earn scholarships in aviation to help pay for educational purposes.
 Aviation-specific scholarships exist,  some of which are as follows. In addition, because of their academic rigor in planning, aviation, some of the most talented students, clear-headed, and is committed to college students, so they stand a strong chance of winning a special scholarship outside the discipline, as well.

 Here are just a small sample of aviation scholarships, what, but hope that they will begin to find your path to aviation education and scholarship funds.

LeRoy W. Homer Jr. foundation Scholarship
 The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation to encourage and support young men and women who want to pursue  aviation careers, as professional pilots. The foundation will award flight instruction scholarships for potential students, in order to obtain private pilot certification.
Please do not send letters requesting applications. Application must be filled out online at

Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships
Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships are awarded to help support the financial needs of those deserving students who have chosen to seek higher education in the science of air traffic control and other aviation disciplines, as well as children of air traffic control specialists.
Open to students pursuing a baccalaureate degree or advanced degree in aviation
Amount of Award: $1,500 - $2,500

There are 4 categories of ATCA Scholarships. You may apply to more than one category if you meet the requirements.

    Category A - Gabriel A. Hartl Scholarship
    Students enrolled half- to full-time in a two- to four-year air traffic control program at an institution approved and/or licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration as directly supporting the FAA's college and training initiative.  
    Category B - Non-Employee Student Scholarship
    Students enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher in an aviation-related course of study.
    Category C - Full-Time Employee Student Scholarship
    Full-time employees enrolled in advanced study programs to improve their skills in air traffic control or an aviation discipline.
    Category D - Buckingham Memorial Scholarship
    U.S. citizen, children of air traffic control specialists enrolled half- to full-time in a program leading to a bachelor's degree or higher.
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