Over 20 Air India pilots of Dreamliner fleet plan to quit

More than 20 pilots of Air India's Dreamliner planes are planning to leave the national carrier as many of them seek greener pastures with private airlines.

Setback for Air India as 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots resign

In a huge setback for national carrier Air India, 30 senior Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots have resigned, posting a human resource challenge for the company, according to a report.

Turbulence in Air India: 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots resign

The pilots who have quit are senior co-pilots with 4,000 hours of average flying experience.

Air India asks pilots union to maintain peace

Air India has asked one of its pilots unions to maintain peace and harmony in the interest of the carrier while clarifying that the decision to remove commanders from workmen category was taken by the labour ministry and not by the airline management.

A section of Air India pilots not to fly beyond prescribed duty hours

State-run Air India is likely to face some fresh turbulence as one of its pilots' union, Indian Commercial pilots Association (ICPA), has decided not to fly beyond the prescribed duty hours in the interest of passengers "safety" and avoid "stress".

AI filghts suffer delay as commanders launch 'go-slow' protest

As many as 11 Air India flights, including eight from Mumbai, were delayed after a section of its commanders announced a 'go-slow' to protest their exclusion from workmen category, sources said.

What triggered fight inside Air India cockpit – the word 'uncle'

Two Air India pilots were derostered on Monday after a scuffle between the two in the cockpit of a plane just before its departure from Jaipur over a minor issue of the captain addressing his deputy as 'uncle'.

Air India starts process for recruiting 197 pilots

"In view of the fleet augmentation and the retirements to take place in the next two years, Air India has advertised for filing up of 197 vacancies," Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

50 Air India pilots quit this year: Minister

National passenger carrier Air India has lost 50 pilots, who have tendered in their resignation this year, the Rajya Sabha was told Tuesday.

IPG seeks reinstatement of sacked Air India pilots

Indian Pilots Guild has requested Air India, which formally became a member of the Star Alliance Friday, to take back pilots sacked in 2012 for striking work.

19 AI pilots quit since last year

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

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

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

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

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

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

AI pilots fly under protest, serve legal notice to management

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

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'

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

Over 600 Air India employees left company since 2009

Twenty-four pilots and management pilots and 163 cabin crew and executive cabin crew have either resigned or taken VR since 2009, citing various reasons, a senior Air India official said.