Tata Group-owned Air India has provided to re-hire pilots put up their retirement for a five-year interval because the airline appears for stability in operations amid speak of buying 300 single-aisle planes, in response to an inner communication.
Air India is contemplating re-hiring these pilots as commanders, it stated.
A senior official stated the airline has sought the consent of retired pilots for such a job.
The communication has been despatched to the pilots who retired as much as three years again, the official stated.
This comes even because the full-service service rolled out a voluntary retirement scheme for its staff, together with cabin crew, and on the identical time recruiting the recent 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 equivalent to cabin crew and plane upkeep engineers.
Furthermore, scarcity of adequately educated pilots within the home aviation business has all the time been a difficulty.
“We’re happy to tell you’re being thought of for post-retirement contract as commander in Air India for a interval of 5 years or until you attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier,” Air India Deputy Basic Supervisor for Personnel, Vikas Gupta, stated in an inner mail.
“In the course of the interval of put up retirement contract, you’ll be paid the remuneration and flying allowances, as admissible, as per coverage of Air India to such appointments,” he acknowledged.
pilots have been instructed 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 12 months after efficiently successful the bid for the airline in October final 12 months.
The retirement age for pilots in Air India is 58 like all different staff of the airline. Previous 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 have been additionally terminated to partially offset the affect of the pandemic.
Nevertheless, pilots at different personal airways fly till they attain the age of 65 years.