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Old 16th Feb 2009, 08:45   #1 (permalink)
 
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AirIndia - Trainee-Pilot-Opening



NACIL-A(Air-India) invites applications for the post of Trainee Pilot from Indian Citizens (wherever domiciled) belonging to the General category and Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe / Other Backward Class Community fulfilling the following requirements to fill up the existing vacancies
Number of Vacancies : 40
GEN : 21 SC : 06 ST : 03 OBC : 10

Qualifications :
Academic :
Minimum education of H.S.C. (10+2) or equivalent.
(Graduates in Engineering or B.Sc. (Maths and Physics) / B.Sc. (Aviation) will be given due weightage.)

Technical :
  • Commercial Pilot’s Licence, issued by Director General of Civil Aviation, Govt of India which should be current at the time of application. (Candidates with higher licences and endorsements can also apply.).
    Note: Candidates with FAA/CAA/other licences must have converted their licences and should be in possession of the current Indian CPL at the time of application.
  • Endorsement on Multi-Engine aircraft which need not be current. (In lieu of Multi-Engine rating, 25 hrs of Multi-Engine Full Flight Simulator approved by DGCA would be accepted.)
  • Instrument Rating which need not be current.
  • FRTO licence issued by DGCA
  • COP/RTR issued by Ministry of Communication, WPC Wing, Govt. of India.
  • Current Medical Certificate – Class I issued by DGCA, Govt. of India. Note: Due weightage will be given to actual Command experience on Jets/Multi Engine Turboprop transport aircraft.
Upper Age Limit :
  • 35 years for GEN & Abinitio CPL holders
  • 40 years for SC/ST & 38 years for OBC candidates as on 01.02.2009.
  • 45 years for Pilots holding either of the following :
    ALTP Licence, or;
    A minimum total of 1500 hours in Command, on multi engine Turbo prop/ jet/fan, or fighter aircraft, or
    A minimum total of 2000 hours as a First Officer in a recognized airline on multiengine turbo-prop/jet/fan aircraft.
    Note: Ex Servicemen will be given age relaxation as per Govt. rules
Minimum Height Standard :
Minimum height requirement is 152.5cms.
Note: Candidates between heights of (152.5 cms) and (162.5 cms) will be accepted, subject to successful ergonomic assessment check on Simulator in the presence of Company Medical Officer.

Selection Procedure :
Eligible candidates will be required to appear for written test followed by Psychometric Evaluation and personal interview (all at Mumbai) at candidate’s own expenses. Candidates short-listed after personal interview will be required to undergo Simulator/Flight Proficiency Assessment Check. Cost of Simulator Check of Rs.10,000/- will be borne by the GEN/OBC candidates. This amount should be paid in the form of Demand Draft/Postal Order in favour of Air-India, Mumbai, prior to the Simulator Assessment Check. SC/ST candidates will be exempted from payment of cost of Simulator Check.
Short-listed (Selected) candidates will have to undergo Company Medical examination.
Note: SC/ST candidates called for written test and interview will be paid Travelling Allowance by the shortest route as admissible under the Rules. SC/ST candidates will be exempted from payment of cost of Simulator Check.

Cost of Training :
Candidates selected as Trainee Pilots are required to give post dated cheques of Rs.25 lakhs towards the training cost which will be encashed if he/she does not complete a period of 5 years of service in Air-India and will have to execute an Agreement/Surety Bond to satisfactorily complete the training and serve Air India Limited for a period of atleast 5 years on being absorbed as Co-Pilot. Selected candidates will also have to execute Performance Bond after completion of each subsequent training/endorsement as stated in the Agreement which he executes on appointment.

Remuneration :
Trainee Pilots will be paid a stipend of Rs.25,000/- per month during their training period. On successful completion of training and on obtaining endorsement on stipulated aircraft in the fleet of Air-India, they will be appointed as Co-Pilot in the pay scale of Rs.15200-275-16300-350-17000-400-19000 on completion of stipulated conditions.

General :
  • Reservation and Relaxation for SC/ST/OBC candidates will be made as per Govt. of India rules.
  • Candidates belonging to OBC category must submit a photocopy of current financial year certificate in format as prescribed by Govt of India and issued by the competent authority. The certificate, inter alia, must specifically state that the candidate does not belong to socially advanced sections excluded from the benefits of reservations for OBC in Civil posts and services, under the Govt. of India. His/Her caste should be reflected in the Central List of OBCs. The certificate should also contain the ‘Creamy Layer’ Clause where applicable.
  • Only attested copy of caste certificate should be enclosed by SC/ST/OBC candidates.
  • Candidates already in service of Government/ Quasi Government organisations, Public Sector Undertakings should apply through proper channel.
  • Candidates must ensure that they fulfill all eligibility criteria and that particulars furnished by them in the application are correct in all respect. In case it is detected at any stage that a candidate does not fulfill any of the eligibility criteria and/or that he/she has furnished any incorrect information or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is/are detected even after the appointment, his/her services are liable to be terminated.
  • Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and the fee once paid will not be refunded on any account.
  • Air-India is not responsible for any postal delay/loss at any stage of transmission/communication.
  • No accommodation will be provided by the Company.
  • Selected candidates on appointment may be posted/transferred at any base station/outstation of Air India purely on Administrative and Operational requirement, at the discretion of the Management.
  • Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or other outside influence with regard to their selection/recruitment shall be considered as a DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Court jurisdiction will be Mumbai in case of any disputes.
How to Apply :
Candidates meeting the above requirements may apply on plain paper (typed) as per the prescribed format. Applications should be forwarded to the Executive Director Operations-II, Operations Department, Air-India, Old Airport, Santa Cruz (East), Mumbai-400 029. GEN and OBC candidates should submit a non-refundable fee of Rs. 500/- in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of Air-India, Mumbai payable at Mumbai alongwith their application. SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of this fee. Application should be accompanied with 2 recent passport size photographs (1 fixed on the format in the space provided). (Last date of receipt of application : 09.03.2009).

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Old 16th Feb 2009, 17:32   #2 (permalink)
 
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hmmm not even a single reply ... that's weird ... i thought the guys were take to this like cats to tuna!

or is that you blokes are too busy applying!

anyways, good luck to you chaps ... post here if you're one of the lucky few who finally made it though! good luck!
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 23:36   #3 (permalink)
 
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Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or other outside influence with regard to their selection/recruitment shall be considered as a DISQUALIFICATION.
I wonder if this is only on paper. Especially in India its who you know or how much dough one has that gets things done.
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 06:51   #4 (permalink)
 
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Great News

hey guys thanks on the info...i was just wondering in anycase would you guys know what exactly can be expected in the air india written examination...i know "study everything and brush-up all the subjets"...but a few books which the AI xaminers would definately pull out a few questions from???
btw...i never happened to see the adv. in any newspaper by far???
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 12:33   #5 (permalink)
 
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I have heard that air india exams are about aerodynamics and technical knowledge......Navigation, law, met etc are just 5-10% but rest is aerodynamics and technical.....
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 12:40   #6 (permalink)
 
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Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or other outside influence with regard to their selection/recruitment shall be considered as a DISQUALIFICATION.
I wonder if this is only on paper. Especially in India its who you know or how much dough one has that gets things done.
Going by what i heard was that there were 150 vacancies out of which 80-90 were filled by influential people (or people who knew them and used there contacts)..... Now these are the seats which were left as NACIL had to show (to the indian government) that there has been induction...

Now after this selection it will be shown that 150 pilots were inducted in Air india....
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 12:47   #7 (permalink)
 
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not surprising at all since even the DGCA the aviation regulator in India is corrupt how can one expect AI(being India's national carrier) not to be.

sad state of affairs.when will this ever change.
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 13:26   #8 (permalink)
 
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Not only DGCA and AI even private airlines like JET airways and Kingfisher have all these things....

And i think it will not change.....Thats the sadest part....
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 22:13   #9 (permalink)
 
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Hi guys i have a few questions about the application process... is there a contact number i can call to speak to someone in recruitment

thanks
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 22:49   #10 (permalink)
 
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Study Mechanics of Flight by Kermode...Wish you guys good luck
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 03:32   #11 (permalink)
 
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so guess it's safe to say if you and I could become buddies, I have the potential of falling under bullet point 1 you mentioned above ....sweet!!!

sorry a newbie here, so couldn't resist; but will do anything for the RHS, including, but not limited to, making new friends

good luck everyone
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 04:05   #12 (permalink)
 
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sad but true, i will have to second agent123 on this ... i doubt any genuine candidate will make it through.

however, when these chaps had their selection for the ab initio cadets way back on '07, i don't think those were rigged.
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 05:51   #13 (permalink)
 
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Trainee Pilots will be paid a stipend of Rs.25,000/- per month during their training period. On successful completion of training and on obtaining endorsement on stipulated aircraft in the fleet of Air-India, they will be appointed as Co-Pilot in the pay scale of Rs.15200-275-16300-350-17000-400-19000 on completion of stipulated conditions

How long will the selection process take?My guess is atleast a year.So be prepared to stay without a job until then.

How long will the training go on for?I believe it will start with the most influential and end with the nobody.My guess is atleast over 18 months.And he will obviously end up with a rating on an obsolete aircraft.So you will only be online about 2 years later.

What does the above payscale mean....Hope you guys are in the reserved category...Good Luck

Dont forget to read Mechanics of Flight by Kermode

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obsolete a/c you call a B738/9 or an A319/320/321 an obselete a/c ... what do you currently fly, the B787 or the A380

IMHO, from what i last checked, neither does AIX, AI or Indian have obselete a/c's on their fleet
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 11:06   #15 (permalink)
 
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I have heard that quite a few Kingfisher guys who were on stipend have joined air india recently...... Can anyone confirm that....

It was that those pilots were type rated hence air india saved on their rating and training and the KF guys got their worth (they were getting less than what a bloke in call centre was earning)
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I have heard that quite a few Kingfisher guys who were on stipend have joined air india recently...... Can anyone confirm that....

It was that those pilots were type rated hence air india saved on their rating and training and the KF guys got their worth (they were getting less than what a bloke in call centre was earning)
NOPE THEY ARE VERY MUCH ON THE GROUND...

SOME OF THEM ARE NO WHERE CLOSE TO AN AIRPORT ..
AND BTW ALL OF EM I AM REFERRING TO ARE ATR 72 TYPED..
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obsolete a/c you call a B738/9 or an A319/320/321 an obselete a/c ... what do you currently fly, the B787 or the A380

IMHO, from what i last checked, neither does AIX, AI or Indian have obselete a/c's on their fleet
AirIndia - Fleet Airbus 310#

Please check again
And their 747s are gonna be phased out sometime soon.
Only a bad attitude doesnt work.
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 15:13   #18 (permalink)
 
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what is your definition of an obsolete a/c ... how is an A310 or a B747 obsolete

in any case, it's a company sponsored type rating. they're just not gonna let person go once the aircraft. and even if they do, big deal ... plenty of outfits out there with A310s!

i know i have a bad attitude, thats why i call myself bad_attitude
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@jetair: from what i hear, apart from the ATR guys who're sitting, i hear that over 100 A320 pilots are sitting at home as well. KF has excellent management!
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Now that you have checked again let me also explain to you the meaning of obsolete...It means NO LONGER PRODUCED OR USED...SOMETHING OUT OF DATE...and Im sure it meant the same the last time you checked.

Only a bad attitude doesnt work...nevermind what you call yourself
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