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How to be a Cabin Crew

Cabin Crew Posted on Thu, April 19, 2018 07:35:57

It isn’t how much you want this job that matters, but how suitable you are for it. Being the face of an
airline comes with many challenging responsibilities. Flight Attendants
are often required to spend long hours on their feet while delivering an
attentive and friendly service and ensuring that passengers arrive safely. You
will work hard but also enjoy a unique lifestyle filled with adventure,
excitement and travel.

Now that you accepted the
fact that this job is more challenging than it is glamorous let me share
with you in detail what exactly you need to do to prepare yourself and eventually
get this dream job of yours.

Having an outstanding work experience or possessing a very pleasant
personality isn’t enough to get you the job. You’ll need to comply
with some basic requirements to qualify. For
example fluency in English is a must. You should be above the minimum height
and reach requirement.
Your weight must be proportional
to your height. Some domestic airlines accept applicants at the age of 18.
For legal reasons, long-haul international airlines require that you’re at
least 21 to apply since you will be required to serve alcohol. The other reason
you’ll have to wait until you’re 21 is you’re more mature (hopefully) at this
age. This job is extremely demanding so being mature and independent is
crucial. If you aren’t mature enough to take care of yourself without Mommy or
Daddy, how could you be able to look after the safety and
comfort of other human beings? The great
thing about being a flight attendant is you don’t need to take up a special
course for it in university. You actually don’t need a college degree
altogether. You’ll be highly considered if you’ve previously
worked in a hotel, cruise ship, fine dining restaurant, or as an airport ground
staff. This signals to the recruiter that you’ve had hands-on experience in
dealing with customers. You must be tall
enough to reach the overhead luggage compartments, but not too tall that you
won’t fit in the plane. Strong enough to open emergency exits yet
slender enough to pass through the narrow aisles. Your CV
should be professional, easy to read, and concise. It should instantly tell the
interviewer what, who, and how you are.
You’ll need two formal photos for your application one full length and a
passport size with white background. It’s always a good idea to know
what you’re getting yourself into. Find out everything you can about the
airline you’re applying for. Be updated with their latest news. Constantly
follow the careers page on their website for announcements about their
assessment days or hiring campaigns worldwide.



Work Profile

Cabin Crew Posted on Fri, April 06, 2018 08:58:02

The primary role of a Flight Steward & Cabin Crew is to ensure the comfort and safety of the passengers and to provide hospitality service in the airlines. They also tasked with the customer service duties like as serving foods & drinks, as a secondary job.
Being a Flight steward is one of the best career opportunities for youngsters who just qualified their 12th examination and aspiring a career in the high paying & fast growing industry.
The minimum qualification required to become a Flight Steward & Cabin Crew is Intermediate or graduation. There are various institutes in India offers diploma courses after 12th in the field of Aviation. Some of the airlines also provide 3 to 6 month training.

Due to increase in new airlines in the aviation sector, the aviation industry is expanding. That’s why the job opportunities of the Cabin Attendants are growing at a very fast rate. There are good career prospects and excellent growth opportunities for youngster not only in India but also in abroad.
The Job profile of the flight attendants is very exciting, they can visit all over the world & see various cultures while earning a reasonably good salary at the same time. Flight Steward works in teams to make the passengers comfortable in the Flight and to check the security of the passengers in the tough situations. They also make sure that first-aid kits and other emergency equipment are on board and work properly or not.
Flight Steward welcomes the passengers while they are boarding the plane, check their tickets & serves refreshments and food on their journey . They also educate all the passengers, how to use the emergency equipment’s, supervise them in the seating arrangements and check the safety belt arrangements.
Flight Steward & Cabin Crew are mostly employed by the commercial airlines. They can also work in private air transport companies. They can seek job opportunities in Public & Private Sector.



Aviation Sector

Traveling Posted on Tue, March 27, 2018 09:03:20

Indigo, Jet Airways, Air India, Spicejet and Goair are the major carriers in order of their market share.These airlines connect more than 80 cities across India and also operate overseas routes after the Liberalisation of Indian aviation. Several other foreign airlines connect Indian cities with other major cities across the globe. However, a large section of country’s air transport potential remains untapped, even though the MumbaiDelhi air corridor was ranked 10th by Amadeus in 2012 among the world’s busiest routes.
India is the world’s third-largest domestic and overall civil aviation market. The number of air passengers grew 16.3% annually from 1.4 million to 135 million both domestic and international. It recorded an air traffic of 131 million passengers in 2016, estimated to be 60 million international passengers by 2017. The market is also estimated to have 800 aircraft by 2020. In 2015, Boeing projected India’s demand for aircraft to touch 1,740 or 4.3% of global volume, valued at $240 billion, over the next 20 years in India.
Ministry of civil aviation is responsible for civilian aviation and Ministry of Defence is responsible for the Indian Air Force. National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 covers the broad policy areas, such as Regional connectivity, Safety, Air Transport Operations, 5/20 Requirement for International Operations, Bilateral traffic rights, Fiscal Support, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Air-cargo, Aeronautical make in India.Under the UDANscheme, the government is planning to develop a sustainable air network in over 400 tier-2 cities across India with an estimated expenditure of ₹50 crore.



Mumbai aviation

Job Vacancies Posted on Fri, March 09, 2018 09:51:13

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the orders for over 900 aircraft, posted by airlines over the last one year, showed the aviation sector in the country is poised for huge growth. Currently, there are around 450 aircraft operating in the country, but that will more than triple, once the new planes are brought in over the next few years, he said at an event near Mumbai today.
Though India led global markets in a domestic air traffic growth in 2017, clogged airports and rising fuel prices could slow it down in the coming years despite several policy decisions, analysts say. A report by the research arm of rating agency Crisil in December said the growth could decelerate to “13-15 per cent annually in the five fiscals through 2022, compared with a blistering 22 per cent seen in FY16 and FY17.” In the current financial year, the growth would be 17-19 per cent, lower than that in the last two years.
The Prime Minister took a dig at the Congress, saying, “Aviation sector worldwide is moving very fast… we cannot afford to lag. For 70 years, there was no aviation policy in India.”
He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Rs. 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) and inauguration of the country’s largest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), built at a cost of Rs. 4,719 crore.
The NMIA will be the second international aviation hub for Mumbai, currently served by the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which only operates two runways and has nearly reached its saturation point.



Spicejet Interviews

Job Vacancies Posted on Mon, March 05, 2018 07:12:57

Walk-in interviews are being held at the head quarters also of the airline at, 319 Udyog Vihar, Phase IV, Gurgaon 122016, Haryana, on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.00am and 11.00am, except on 12-Mar, 13-Mar, 28-Mar, 4-Apr, 13-Apr, 14-Apr, 16-Apr, 1-May, 26-Jun, 7-Aug, 15-Aug, 25-Aug, 2-Sep, 4-Sep, 27-Sep, 28-Sep, 29-Sep, 1-Oct, 2-Oct, 18-Oct, 19-Oct, 4-Nov and 25-Dec.

Delhi 05-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Essex Farms
4, Aurobindo Marg, Near IIT Flyover, New Delhi.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 05-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Chandigarh 07-Mar-18 09am – 1pm Hotel Aroma Complex,
Himalaya Marg, Sector 22-C, Chandigarh.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 07-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Mumbai 09-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Holiday Inn
Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai – 400072.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 09-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Delhi 12-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Essex Farms
4, Aurobindo Marg, Near IIT Flyover, New Delhi.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 12-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 14-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Kolkata 16-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Hotel Novotel and Residencies
CF – 11, Action Area 1C, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata – 700 156
Gurgaon (Head Office) 16-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Delhi 19-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Essex Farms
4, Aurobindo Marg, Near IIT Flyover, New Delhi.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 19-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Chennai 21-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Le Royal Meridien
#1,Gst Road, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 21-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Mumbai 23-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Holiday Inn
Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai – 400072.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 23-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Delhi 26-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Essex Farms
4, Aurobindo Marg, Near IIT Flyover, New Delhi.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 26-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Kolkata 28-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Hotel Novotel and Residencies
CF – 11, Action Area 1C, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata – 700 156
Gurgaon (Head Office) 28-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.
Mumbai 30-Mar-18 10am – 02pm Holiday Inn
Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai – 400072.
Gurgaon (Head Office) 30-Mar-18 09am – 11am SpiceJet Ltd.
319, Udyog Vihar, Phase -IV, Gurgaon.


Interview process

Cabin Crew Posted on Wed, February 21, 2018 10:00:38

Looking to join the cabin crew staff of a leading airline? This is an exciting career choice, but in order to get a place on the cabin crew training programmes, there are a series of tests and assessments you need to get through first. Find out more about these tests and how to prepare.
Becoming a flight attendant is a rigorous process as the life of a cabin crew member is demanding. Therefore airlines use a challenging recruitment process for cabin crew candidates that can include both aptitude tests and interviews. To help you be successful at each stage of the process, this article goes through the major steps providing useful advice and preparation materials.

The online application is the first opportunity the airline has to get to know you so they ask you to provide your basic details, academic and work history. There are also questions concerning the criteria you need to meet in order to become a cabin crew member such as your height and language abilities. Remember to include all languages you speak as they can give you an advantage. Some applications ask a number of short competency questions while others ask you to give long answers to one question, such as “Why do you want to be a member of the cabin crew?”
The online application is the first opportunity the airline has to get to know you so they ask you to provide your basic details, academic and work history. There are also questions concerning the criteria you need to meet in order to become a cabin crew member such as your height weight and language abilities. Remember to include all languages you speak as they can give you an advantage. Some applications ask a number of short competency questions while others ask you to give long answers to one question, such as “Why do you want to be a member of the cabin crew?”



Future of aviation industry

Job Vacancies Posted on Mon, February 12, 2018 07:29:29

The job vacancies in aviation industry is growing day by day since Domestic airlines will buy 920 planes in the next few years in huge expansion plans worth billions of rupees, as Indian aviation sector is witnessing a growth in the number of fliers.
Of this, around 50 aircraft will be inducted into service by various operators by March 2019. The airlines are on a feverish shopping mode as the domestic passenger outlook is looking rosy, as it already crossed the 10 crore-mark last year.
The market leader IndiGo has the highest order at 348 aircraft and it is expected to induct these planes in the next seven to eight years.
With 147 planes in its fleet, IndiGo has ordered 399 Airbus 320 as well as 49 ATR72-600 planes to cater to its expansion plans in Tier II and III cities.
For IndiGo, the order for Airbus 320 will help it in its expansion of international operation as also augmenting and consolidating its numero uno position in domestic operations.
SpiceJet, which recovered after being in the woods financially a couple of years ago, too have an order for 157 aircraft that will be delivered by 2023. With 57 aircraft at present, it has ordered 107 Boeing 737-800 as well as 50 Bombardier Q400.
GoAir is another big buyer as it has ordered 119 Airbus 320 aircraft to add to its existing 30 planes. The Wadia Group-owned airline expects to induct these aircraft by 2022.
The full-service Jet Airways with 106 aircraft in its fleet will add five Boeing 737-8 by this March while another 81 Boeing 737-8 (MAX) between 2018 and 2024.
While full-service Vistara, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, is expected to add five Airbus 320 this year to its existing fleet of 17, low-cost AirAsia India will add another 60 Airbus 320 to its fleet of 13.



Hijacks in India

Hijacking Posted on Mon, February 05, 2018 05:49:14

Soaring across the friendly skies in a breakthrough invention seems to be the easiest and fastest way to travel. Travelling by plane is one of the most mundanely exciting adventures for a common man. However helplessness seeps in when a hint of danger settles amidst you in the form of a hell bent hijacker. The ruthless contingency of events begins to unfold and showcase a dangling nightmare. There have been many instances that have disturbed the safety of aircrafts of which we remember the ones that tripped over Indian airplanes. The recent Bollywood bio-pic on the life of Neerja Banhot shed light on the frightening reality of hijacks. We take a look at seven never-wrecking plane hijacks of the Indian origin.
1971- The first hijack that commenced terror was on January 30 when an Indian Airlines plane was hijacked on its way from Srinagar to Jammu by 16-year old teen named Hashim Qureshi and his cousin Ashraf Butt. The aircraft named Ganga was hijacked with a toy pistol and a wooden grenade and flown to Lahore, Pakistan where the passengers and crew were released and the plane was burnt on February 1. It was alleged that the Pakistan authorities denied permission to retrieve it back to India and also helped the militants by supplying petrol to burn the plane.
1981– On September 29 an Indian Airlines plane was hijacked on its way from Srinagar to Delhi by a group of Sikh Terrorists who diverted the route to Lahore. However, Pakistan took charge and helped in releasing all the passengers.
1982– On August 22 a single militant hijacked a Boeing 737 on its way to New Delhi from Mumbai carrying 69 passengers. The militant did this only with the help of a pistol and a hand grenade. However, he was killed by the Indian security forces and all the passengers were rescued.
1984– On July 6 Indian Airlines jet flying from Srinagar to New Delhi was hijacked and forced to land in Lahore, Pakistan. The jet consisted of 255 passengers a crew of nine. The hijackers were highly armed with pistols, daggers and explosives. After a 17-hour ordeal the hijackers surrendered to Pakistan authorities after being aboard in suffocating heat, with little food and water.In the same year on August 24 a domestic flight from Chandigarh to Srinagar was hijacked by seven young hijackers who demanded an Indian Airlines jetliner. The flight had 100 passengers onboard who were on their way to the United States. The plane was bumped from Lahore, to Karachi and finally Dubai where the defence minister of UAE negotiated the release of passengers.

1993– An Indian Airlines aircraft was hijacked on April 24 bound for Srinagar via Jammu from Delhi. The sole hijacker wanted to take the plane to Lahore but was refused by Pakistan authorities. The plane landed at Amritsar where the hijacker was killed thus freeing the passengers.
1999-2000– On December 24, an Indian Airlines Flight 814 flying from Kathmandu was hijacked and diverted to Kandahar, Afghanistan, which at the time was controlled by the Taliban. Before reaching Afghanistan, the plane was flown to various locations including Amritsar, Lahore and Dubai. During the bargain with the Indian government, the hijackers released 27 of 176 passengers in Dubai but fatally stabbed one and wounded several others. Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, a Pakistan-based Islamic extremist group, was accused of the hijacking. After a week long stand-off India agreed to release three Kashmiri militants who were jailed in exchange for the hostages.



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