9 Sep 2012

Lease of Aircraft by Air India

65 Pilots have been selected so far to fly the Dreamliner aircraft. The criteria adopted for their selection is that the pilot should be less than 53 years as on 1.5.2012 to be able to serve Air India for a minimum of five years after the training.In order to rationalize manpower for achieving optimum utilization and as a part of Turn Around Plan (TAP),
Air India has approved a Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for all permanent and confirmed employees of the Company who are in Indian Scales of Pay and have rendered a continuous service of minimum of 15 years in the Company or have reached minimum age of 40 years as on date of the closure of the scheme. Employees holding licences/approval from DGCA as part of their job requirements like aircraft engineers, pilot, simulator maintenance engineers, approved flight dispatchers, service engineers etc. are not eligible. The proposed VRS scheme targets a total of approximately 5000 employees. 
This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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