New Delhi. Tata Group-owned Air India has offered to re-hire pilots for five years after their retirement. The airline has taken this initiative with the intention of bringing stability in operations. This information has been received from an internal email issued by the company.
This step has been taken at a time when the company is in talks to acquire 300 aircraft. Air India is considering to re-appoint these pilots as commanders. The company has also started a voluntary retirement service for its employees including crew members. Along with this, the company is also recruiting new youth.
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What is written in internal email
Air India’s Deputy General Manager (Personnel) Vikas Gupta said in an internal email to the pilots, “We are pleased to inform that Air India will serve as Commander for a period of 5 years or 65 years. You are being considered for contractual recruitment after retirement till you attain the age, whichever is earlier.” According to the mail, interested pilots are required to submit their details with written consent on this by June 23, according to the mail. was asked to. However, Air India has not given any official statement on this yet.
Pilots are the most expensive
Pilots have the highest salary compared to any other staff in any airline service. There is a dearth of trained pilots in India. That’s why their demand also remains. They get more salary than cabin crew or maintenance engineers. The age of all pilots in Air India is 58 years. Even before the pandemic, the company started hiring its pilots on contract, but this service was stopped to reduce the financial pressure caused by the epidemic. Significantly, other airlines retire pilots at the age of 65.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 24, 2022, 14:06 IST