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Over 130 pilots, 430 crew members of Air India likely to be grounded

Over 130 pilots, 430 crew members of Air India likely to be grounded

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is likely to ground over 130 pilots and 430 cabin crew members of national carrier Air India for allegedly skipping the mandatory pre and post-flight alcohol test.

Sep 05, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
You won't believe what Air India cabin crew members did in a London hotel!

You won't believe what Air India cabin crew members did in a London hotel!

To fly in the air across countries and continents is a dream many dream of and when one is a cabin crew of an airline, this opportunity comes sooner than it can be.

Feb 08, 2017, 17:24 PM IST
Shape up, Air India tells its over-weight staff; removes 57 from flying duty

Shape up, Air India tells its over-weight staff; removes 57 from flying duty

According to Air India sources, the airline has warned the over-weight cabin crew members that they would be grounded permanently if they did not shape up within a stipulated time frame.

Jan 20, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
Air India pilots and cabin crew can no longer fly with 'preferred' colleagues

Air India pilots and cabin crew can no longer fly with 'preferred' colleagues

National flag carrier Air India has issued a diktat banning pilots and cabin crew from choosing the 'preferred one' from each other for the flights.

Jul 01, 2016, 07:00 AM IST

Consent for unnatural sex no ground for discharge: Court

A case was lodged against the man at Moti Nagar Police Station in west Delhi in 2014.

May 06, 2016, 16:19 PM IST
New uniform for Air India cabin crew in the offing, khadi among several suggestions

New uniform for Air India cabin crew in the offing, khadi among several suggestions

A makeover for Air India's cabin crew is in the offing soon with an internal committee, mostly comprising the in-flight staff, suggesting various sartorial options for draping themselves.

May 01, 2016, 23:20 PM IST

Lufthansa cancels 290 flights due to cabin staff strike

German airline Lufthansa said it will cancel 290 flights on Friday, the first day of a planned week of walkouts by cabin staff in a long-running dispute over cost-saving measures.

Nov 07, 2015, 02:21 AM IST
Air India urges DGCA to relax fitness norms for cabin crew

Air India urges DGCA to relax fitness norms for cabin crew

Air India has sought relaxation in the mandated fitness standards for cabin crew, citing that less stringent requirements would help the airline retain a sizable chunk of its cabin staff.

Oct 20, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

Qatar Airways `shamed` for sacking cabin crew for getting married or pregnant

Qatar Airways was shamed into relaxing its policy of sacking cabin crew for getting pregnant or marrying in their first five years of employment, a labour federation said Thursday, while welcoming the move.

Aug 28, 2015, 00:50 AM IST

Air India sends DGCA nodal officer to Jeddah

National carrier Air India has rushed its DGCA nodal officer to Jeddah to get first hand information on one of its cabin crew members, who is under detention at Jeddah Airport since June 4, on charges of gold smuggling.

Jun 08, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

Air India crew member detained in Jeddah for smuggling gold

A cabin crew member of an Air India flight was detained by the Jeddah Airport authorities on charges of smuggling out gold.

Jun 05, 2015, 01:13 AM IST

DGCA set to revise cabin crew duty, rest period norms

The move comes after DGCA received a number of complaints about airlines allegedly violating the Flight Duty Time Limitation (FDTL) norms for cabin crew.

May 31, 2015, 18:56 PM IST

Air India hires 365 for cabin crew, 435 more to join

National carrier Air India has picked 365 candidates this year while the recruitment exercise is under way for filling up 435 vacancies to tackle shortage of cabin crew, Parliament was informed Tuesday.

May 12, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

New uniform for Air India cabin crew

National carrier Air India has draped its cabin crew in an all-new uniform, replacing the trademark red, white and black colours for bright mustard, designed by the premier fashion institute NIFT.

Apr 14, 2015, 22:43 PM IST

AI takes refuge under a DGCA provision to meet crew shortage

Air India is alleged to have been "compromising" with flight safety norms by using a DGCA waiver on minimum cabin crew requirement on some of its long haul flights, a charge denied by the national carrier.

Feb 17, 2015, 18:45 PM IST

Daughter of senior Air India executive travels in bunk meant for pilots

In an alleged violation of aviation safety norms, a daughter of a senior Air India executive travelled in the bunk which is only meant for resting of flight crew members as per the DGCA norms, during one of the airline's flight to Newark recently.

Dec 26, 2014, 23:54 PM IST

Air India's cabin crew detained in Russia due to visa issues: Govt

Air India's cabin crew on a Delhi-Moscow flight were kept in detention as they had landed in the Russian capital before the validity of their visas had begun, Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Dec 09, 2014, 17:43 PM IST

Air India sacks 47 cabin crew members on grounds of absenteeism

Taking a tough stance to ensure discipline, Air India has sacked 47 members of its cabin crew and issued show-cause notices to 20 more on grounds of absenteeism.

Jun 18, 2014, 22:16 PM IST

No decision yet on reinstating sacked cabin crew members: AI

Air India is yet to take a decision on reinstating 17 of its cabin crew, whose services were terminated recently for indiscipline and defying flight duty time limitation (FDTL) rules, airline officials said on Friday .

Mar 14, 2014, 19:47 PM IST

Air India takes back 13 sacked cabin crew members

Air India has "unconditionally" taken back 13 of the 17 cabin crew members it had sacked recently for indiscipline and defying flight duty time limitation, allegedly following pressure from a section of the employee unions, AI sources said Thursday.

Mar 13, 2014, 21:04 PM IST