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Air India has announced plans to hire over 1000 pilots to expand its fleet and network. These include captains and trainers as well. The airline currently has over 1,800 pilots. Recently, the company had placed an order to buy 470 new aircraft to increase its fleet.
Air India has taken out advertisement to hire pilots. It reads – We are offering jobs for Captains and First Officers as well as Trainers in our A320, B777, B787 and B737 Fleet. It also states that more than 500 aircraft are joining its fleet.
Letter to Ratan Tata from employees angry with salary structure
Air India is recruiting pilots at a time when the airline’s employees are protesting over the revised salary structure implemented in the past. Over 1,500 pilots of Air India have written a letter to Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and complained to the HR department over the matter.
The biggest order in aviation history was given in the past
The airline had recently placed the largest order in aviation history for 470 aircraft. In this deal, Air India will get 250 aircraft from French company Airbus and 220 aircraft from American company Boeing. 31 aircraft will enter service by the end of the year, with the rest coming by mid-2025.
Tata Group’s 4 airlines have 220 aircraft
Tata Group’s Air India, Air Asia India, Vistara and Air India Express have 220 aircraft, of which 172 are narrow bodies and 48 are wide bodies. 45 wide body jets used for overseas travel segment Competitor IndiGo has 300 aircraft used for domestic and short haul destinations IndiGo market leader with 54.9% share. Tata group airlines control 26% of domestic air traffic Air India’s monopoly in the overseas travel segment. All Indian carriers have around 800 aircraft, of which 500 are Airbus narrow body aircraft, mainly to American and European destinations.
Air India wants to become a global aviation leader
Air India is also looking to expand its service to other long-haul destinations around the world by inducting new aircraft into the fleet. Right now foreign airlines are dominating here and they are controlling this large part of the market very comfortably. With the entry of Air India into this market, the Gulf carriers will directly compete with the Indian airlines.
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