Tag Archives: Pilot

Drone wars

The prestigious “Science” journal of 18th May 2012 has deliberated about how drone wars using remotely piloted aircraft are changing the nature of war. It has been reported that given that now

Pilot strike forces Air India cancellations

Air India sacked six union leaders on Wednesday and suspended two others after a strike by hundreds of pilots forced the cancellation of dozens of flights, including on international routes. Airline officials

THE CASE OF THE PILOT WITH TWO JOBS – Ex-Airblue employee seeks CAA BoD member’s intervention

KARACHI – A former employee of Airblue has written a letter to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Board of Directors (BoD) member and Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, seeking his immediate intervention in the case of CAA Flight Inspector Capt Shafqat Mehmood. Sources have informed Pakistan Today that Capt Mehmood managed to have the CAA Board of Inquiry (BoI) president replaced and the terms of reference (ToR) of the inquiry being conducted against him

Steven Spielberg to produce musical tv pilot

LOS ANGELES – US network NBC has picked up a musical from..Steven Spielberg? Yes, it’s true. “Smash,” based on an idea by the busy producer (who has “Terra Nova” and “Falling Skies” on tap), is an hour-long musical series that follows characters that come together for the exhilarating ride of putting on a Broadway musical.
In other words, a scripted “making of” series that may be prime for broadcast TV, due to the success of Fox’s “Glee.” Written and executive produced by

Rooney back to pilot United title charge

LONDON – Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to unleash Wayne Rooney on Tottenham here Sunday as Manchester United aim to extend their phenomenal 23-match unbeaten streak against the Londoners. Rooney missed last Sunday’s FA Cup win over Liverpool at Old Trafford with an ankle knock but is expected to be fit as United travel to White Hart Lane looking to cement their place at the top of the table.
United last lost to Spurs in May 2001 and since then have held a hex over Harry Redknapp’s

New ‘pilot factory’ to become operational soon

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is in the process of establishing the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Flight Academy in Benazirabad (formerly Nawabshah), a PIA spokesperson said on Wednesday.
The academy is being established with the aim of producing exceptional commercial pilots, who will make professional cockpit crew for the PIA and other airlines.
The PIA would use modern training aids, such as simulators, computer-based training, models and actual aircraft

Pilot project of 20 telecentres to be launched this month

KARACHI: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has devised a pilot project of 20 telecentres that would be launched this month across the country on an experimental basis after the USF’s budget is approved in its board meeting.
Each province will have four equally distributed telecentres, and after their successful piloting, the approved model would be replicated in some 400 to 500 telecentres at the next level of this grand project.
“One telecentre will cost around Rs 0.1