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Air India losing widebody pilots to ME3?

Old 26th Apr 2017, 18:18
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Air India losing widebody pilots to ME3?


Looks like Air India is hiring local 737 pilots for widebody FO positions to cover for serious under-staffing.

Which of the ME3 are hiring the most from India? I imagine previous 777 or 787 time at AI is valued............
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 19:17
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Purely unscientific, but I'd say judging by the appalling RT standards I've heard of late along with the constant stepping on other transmissions...the flying goat would be my assumption.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 21:04
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Does Air India employ expat pilots ?
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 23:37
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Does Air India employ expat pilots ?
Someone told me that an Air India Captain was from South Africa the other day.
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Old 27th Apr 2017, 03:40
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Air India Express certainly do, didn't think the big company did but happy to be corrected.

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Old 27th Apr 2017, 12:31
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Lot of confusing news

1) Could be an issue of too many Captains and too few FOs. Merger related side effect.
2) Accelerated natural attrition, heard in three years a significant percentage of employees will retire.
3) Hiring freeze for a decade because of its financial situation
4) Combination of stricter FDTL rules and unions will never allow airline to roster even up to legal limits.

Read only two wide body pilots out of 600+ worked over 480 hrs in last six months. I doubt any one would survive roasters here.

Mainline started hiring on contract, not sure about expats.
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