AirAsia has appointed Amit Singh as the director of flight operations and Ganpathy Sampath as head of engineering for its proposed venture AirAsia India. Amit has about 20 years of airline experience, with the last seven years dedicated to developing and managing budget airlines. He has more than 11,000 flying hours on the Boeing B777 and Airbus A320 and has flown with Air India, IndiGo and Scoot. Some of his key achievements have been in the field of flight operations, training and flight safety. Amit was actively involved in the launch of IndiGo in 2006 and elevated to the position of chief pilot, training, soon after. Ganpathy Sampath has over 30 years of aviation experience and he has served at HAL, Jet Airways, Honeywell Aerospace and Go Airlines, where his career progressed from engineer to general manager. He is an engineering graduate with a BE in Electronics & Communication from UVCE, Bangalore and M Tech (Aero) from IIT-Madras. He owns a DGCA license and has worked on various types of commercial, business, general aviation, helicopters and military aircraft. AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya said, “We are proud to have Amit Singh and G Sampath on board. AirAsia India will definitely benefit from their wealth of expertise and experience. I welcome both of them to the AirAsia India family.” At present, AirAsia, through its operations in Thailand and Malaysia, connects Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruchirapalli (Trichy), Kochi and Kolkata.
Seven3Sports acquires mobile rights to US Open
Indian Sports Media company Seven3Sports has entered into an agreement with Ten Sports, the official broadcaster of the US Open for the mobile rights licence of the grand slam. "We are very excited to partner with Ten Sports to extend the premier tennis action from US through the mobile devices in India and bring people closer to the prestigious US Open On the move," Seven3Sports founder and CEO Jatin Ahluwalia said. The US Open started on August 26 and will be played till September 9.
Indo-American women to honour Indra Nooyi
PepsiCo’s chairperson and CEO Indra Nooyi, who is of Indian origin, would be honoured by a charitable body, run by a group of Indian-American women professionals in Manhattan, in October. A statement from the US-based NGO, Children's Hope India (CHI), said Nooyi would be felicitated with the Special Impact Award at their annual gala to be held at Pier Sixty in Manhattan on October 13.
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