340 expat pilots are still employed with various airlines in the country of which largest number is with Jet Airways, Lok Sabha was informed.
The government has extended the time-frame for phasing out foreign pilots employed by Indian carriers by one year, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said Tuesday.
Domestic air-operators seem to
have earned a reprieve with the Directorate General of Civil
Aviation (DGCA) understood to have extended the deadline for
phasing out expat pilots by one year.
Private carrier Jet Airways is
understood to have decided not to renew 25 foreign pilots`
service contracts, which are ending this month.
With less than a year to go for domestic air-carriers to phase out their foreign pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed all such operators to appraise it about their implementation plans of the same.
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