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Old 26th Jun 2009, 14:55
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Paramount looking for pilots

Does anyone know what they pay? I have no idea what 9 lakh is.


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Paramount Airways runs short of Pilots

22 Mar, 2009 Jobs, Paramount Airways

Paramount Airways CHENNAI: Paramount Airways is reportedly running short of pilots with at least a dozen of the foreign pilots, brought in to fly the Embraer aircraft for salaries higher than their Indian counterparts, leaving the company in recent times for various reasons.

While airport authority sources confirmed that the airline is facing a shortage of pilots, a top Paramount official claimed that the airline has 35 captains and about 65 first officers on its rolls.

But for an airline that operates to at least 12 destinations with a mandatory requirement of 25 captains, there are only 16 reporting for duty, airport sources said.

Insiders say the sudden dearth of pilots was due to huge exodus of foreign pilots, who had come from countries like Columbia, Kenya, Venezuela, and parts of America.

“Last month there were only 13 captains as three were on leave. Such a shortage puts a huge pressure on pilots, who are forced to fly flights back to back,” said an Airport Authority source. When the airline was launched, there were no Indians trained in flying the Brazilian-made aircraft and the company employed the foreigners for huge salaries _ captains draw Rs nine lakh per month for flying narrow body aircraft and Rs 11 lakh for wide body aircraft.

Subsequently, Indian pilots were trained and taken in as captains. In the case of first officers, 18 of them recently joined Paramount after coughing up Rs 25 lakh for their training.

But most of the first officers are yet to clear the exams conducted by DGCA to become captains.

Even as the company grapples with the problem, the Indian captains are sour as they are paid only around Rs 4 lakh for narrow body planes and Rs 5 lakh for wide bodied ones. They also complain that foreigners are entitled for more perks than Indians.
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 15:20
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9 lakh = 9,00,000 which is roughly about 13,300 euros!!
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 15:31
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Let the locals complain if they want to leave India and fly in some exotic country and leave the family, they have the same options as expats of course expats should make more than locals. Expats built Indian aviation
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Old 26th Jun 2009, 17:26
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IAF pilots built Indian aviation, not expats
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Old 27th Jun 2009, 00:00
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daviddea,Indian aviation was built by the Indians and not the expats,and just for your info.there are plenty of Indian Expat Pilots working in M.E.and other parts of Asia and that includes the top ranked airline-SIA.so stop dreaming.
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Old 27th Jun 2009, 02:22
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its the corrupt DGCA thats makes sure there is a shortage of local pilots...to make money from agencies...
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Old 28th Aug 2009, 13:54
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I was under the impression that Indian aviation was established with the first Postal Flight.....the Pilot was British hence "a worthless Expat"
Not quite a Brit but a French chap.

The history of civil aviation in India started with its first commercial flight on February 18, 1911. It was a journey from Allahabad to Naini made by a French pilot Monseigneur Piguet covering a distance of about 10 km. Since then efforts were on to improve the health of India's Civil Aviation Industry. The first domestic air route between Karachi and Delhi was opened in December 1912 by the Indian State Air Services in collaboration with the Imperial Airways, UK as an extension of London-Karachi flight of the Imperial Airways.
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And if you were referring to the first flight of Tata Airlines, Mr J.R.D. Tata did the first two sectors. Mr Neville Vincent did the 3rd & 4th leg.

Air India traces its roots back to October 15, 1932 when its founder, J. R. D. Tata flew a single engined De Havilland Puss Moth registered VT-ADN carrying air mail (postal mail of Imperial Airways) from Karachi's Drigh Road Aerodrome to Bombay's Juhu Airstrip via Ahmedabad. The aircraft continued to Madras via Bellary piloted by a Royal Air Force pilot named Neville Vincent.
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Old 28th Sep 2009, 07:49
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no it`s not that,,,,,is US7.000.oo,,,and that`s it.....going bad
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Old 28th Sep 2009, 09:41
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Nine Lakh equals nine hundred thousand rupees. If you take 47 rupees to One dollar than this equals 19,148 a month. I don't believe they make that much...probably more like four Lakh a month for a regional jet.
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