Air India to Hire Foreign Pilots to Fly 777's...

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Boeing, Boeing...
Foreign pilots may be hired to fly Air India's B777s
Ashwini Phadnis

New Delhi , Aug. 26

AIR India, which is looking to expand its reach in the global market, plans to employ more foreign pilots. Official sources told Business Line that the airline was not only looking to recruit foreign captains for operating flights of its 100 per cent subsidiary, Air India Express, but also planning to hire more Commanders for the Boeing 777 aircraft that it has and plans to lease in the future.

"The airline is in constant dialogue with firms abroad to employ pilots. We are talking to both individual pilots and agencies to get the best possible. There is a shortage in India and the airline is employing foreign pilots only to meet the shortfall and ensure that its plans of having a fleet of at least 50 aircraft by the winter schedule 2005-06 is not affected," official sources said.

The airline has already issued tenders for leasing another four Boeing 777 aircraft for a period of 5-7 years and would require pilots to operate these aircraft as and when they join the fleet. Besides, AI has also drawn plans to expand its route network, a move that will see it add flights to existing and new cities around the globe. The airline has already announced its intention of launching flights to South Africa among other global destinations.

In the last few weeks itself AI inducted some foreign commanders mainly for operating services of the low cost airline that has been affected by the flight of pilots. However, officials maintain that the departure of pilots have not affected the regular operations of AI Express.

"The operations of AI Express from Kerala to the Gulf have been operating as normal. We have decided to start operating flights by AI from Delhi and Mumbai to ensure that the low cost airline schedules are not affected," a senior airline official said.
 

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What's the pay and QOL? No, really...TC
 

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AA717driver said:
What's the pay and QOL? No, really...TC
I heard that during interview, you have to do all the positions in the Kama Sutra with your interview partner.
 

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They're hiring Commanders, huh?

What's the upgrade time to Admiral?
 

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How much Turban time do you need?
 

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Probably takes a lot of -777 PIC time to be considered...1000-1500hrs min from what I hear from guys who have chased after such jobs.


The world has plenty of such people looking for work. The Indian carriers will have no trouble finding applicants who meet their criteria.
 

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bafanguy said:
Probably takes a lot of -777 PIC time to be considered...1000-1500hrs min from what I hear from guys who have chased after such jobs.


The world has plenty of such people looking for work. The Indian carriers will have no trouble finding applicants who meet their criteria.
Do they MEL the people riding on top of the airliner or is there some sort of waiver?
 

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Do they MEL the people riding on top of the airliner or is there some sort of waiver?
no, thats actually a CDL. its also available for those riding on the wings as well.

those riding on the top miss out on the free slurpees being handed out in the cabin. :)






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dash8driver said:
no, thats actually a CDL. its also available for those riding on the wings as well.

those riding on the top miss out on the free slurpees being handed out in the cabin. :)






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Your avatar trips me out!!!! Or was it the.....?
 

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If you have been there you wouldn't find these coments that funny.You guys don't know how lucky we are.And by the way not all the Indian airlines require time in type.
 

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If you have been there you wouldn't find these coments that funny.You guys don't know how lucky we are.
We? You got a turd in your pocket son? :D
 

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I've been. Just got back. I know how lucky we are. The had a peaceful revolution to cast off the chains of colonialism. Unfortunatley, they kept the cultural chains that keep them in the deplorable situation they are in.

The ball's in their court.TC

P.S.--There is a growing reform movement that will elevate many untouchables to human status ultimately. That's a start.
 

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Gotta love the Caste System...so sad!
 

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dash8driver said:
you talking about the one in india or the one in the airline industry? ;)




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:) Uhhhhh, them's would be "strato-casters".
 
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