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Trouble brewing again in Air India over pilots' pay cut

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:06

Trouble is again brewing in Air India ahead of the upcoming busy holiday season, with a section of pilots resenting a proposed 15 percent cut in their allowances, saying such a reduction would place their pay packets below what was prevailing in the market.

Two AI pilots suspended for allowing actress inside cockpit

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 16:33

Two Air India pilots have been suspended after they allowed a south Indian actress to sit inside the cockpit mid-air on a Bangalore-Hyderabad flight.

19 AI pilots quit since last year

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 17:16

Ninteen pilots of Air India and its low cost subsidiary Air India Express have either resigned or taken voluntary retirement since January last year.

AI staff's pay rationalisation: Govt may take up issue on Wednesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 21:39

Government may take up tomorrow the issue of rationalisation of pay and allowances of Air India's pilots, engineers and cabin crew to keep them on par with global industry standards, official sources said Tuesday.

Consultations on over draft note on restructuring AI pay frame

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 20:00

Inter-ministerial consultations are on over a draft note on restructuring the pay structure of Air India's pilots and cabin crew which is to be tabled before the Union Cabinet, official sources said Friday.

Fat pay packages lure Air India pilots to Gulf

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 21:12

Lured by handsome pay packages and "better" work conditions, flag carrier Air India's pilots are taking a flight to the Gulf airlines leading to a severe shortage of commanders, airlines sources said Wednesday.

Air India to deploy 700 category-III pilots for fog days

Last Updated: Friday, November 09, 2012, 23:45

Air India will deploy nearly 700 pilots trained in category-III instrument landing system to tackle fog in the coming winter months.

Dues of AI pilots being cleared regularly: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 16:05

A senior Ministry officer later claimed the salary backlog had been cleared till August.

AI pilots fly under protest, serve legal notice to management

Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012, 18:17

Air India pilots seem to be heading for yet another showdown with the management by flying "under protest" over the recent changes in their flight duty hours which they slammed as "arbitrary and illegal".

AI pilots, cabin crew will have to put in more flying hours

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 20:46

Air India pilots and cabin crew will now have to put in more flying hours as Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has directed the national carrier to go by the rule book.

'Air India facing shortage of commanders and first officers'

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 19:52

Singh, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha, said there is a shortage of 86 cockpit crew for the new Boeing 787 aircraft.

AI withdraws contempt petition against its pilots in SC

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 21:00

Appearing before a bench headed by Justice T S Thakur, advocate Lalit Bhasin said the national carrier no longer wants to pursue the case and sought to withdraw the petition.