Air India Charters (AICL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, has initiated the process of hiring 40 expat pilots for a term of three years for flying the company’s B 737-800 narrow body planes. Government officials said that AICL operates flights to West Asia and Southeast Asia and will be expanding its fleet next year for which pilots are required. “AICL plans to increase the fleet size to 25 aircraft from 17 aircraft by 2016-17,” said the officials. The subsidiary operated 350 flights every week. The hiring, officials said, is in anticipation of “short-term requirement” of up to 40 pilots in the next three years. For the same, Air India has initiated the tendering process for selection of agencies for hiring the pilots. The tender also lays down the requirements for the pilots, including remuneration and qualification criteria.
14/09/15 Sunny Sen/Financial Express