Tata Group-owned Air India has provided to re-hire pilots submit their retirement for a five-year interval because the airline appears for stability in operations amid discuss of buying 300 single-aisle planes, in line with inside communication.
Air India is contemplating re-hiring these pilots as commanders, it mentioned.
This comes even because the full-service service rolled out a voluntary retirement scheme for its workers, together with cabin crew, and on the similar time recruiting the contemporary blood within the once-state-controlled service as effectively.
Pilots are the most-expensive asset for an airline and receives a commission the best in comparison with different key roles reminiscent of cabin crew and plane upkeep engineers.
Moreover, scarcity of adequately skilled pilots within the home aviation business has all the time been a difficulty.
“We are pleased to inform you are being considered for post-retirement contract as commander in Air India for a period of 5 years or till you attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier,” Air India Deputy General Manager for Personnel, Vikas Gupta, mentioned in an inside mail.
“During the period of post retirement contract, you will be paid the remuneration and flying allowances, as admissible, as per policy of Air India to such appointments,” he acknowledged.
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Interested pilots have been advised to submit their particulars together with a written consent by June 23, as per the mail.
A question despatched to the Air India spokesperson on this regard didn’t elicit a response.
Tata Group took management of Air India on January 27 this yr after efficiently profitable the bid for the airline in October final yr.
The retirement age for pilots in Air India is 58 like all different workers of the airline. Prior to the pandemic, Air India used to re-hire its retired pilots on contract however the apply was discontinued after late March 2020. The contracts of such pilots had been additionally terminated to partially offset the influence of the pandemic.
However, pilots at different personal airways fly till they reach the age of 65 years.