Air India Pilot

  • Air India set to send pilots to fill shortfall in Express service September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said on Sunday. The move would help Air India, which may face the problem of...
  • Air India pilot's rap video leaves bosses fuming October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: An Air India pilot has uploaded a rap music video on YouTube, leaving his bosses hot under the collar. The video, called Air India Rap, has been called 'sexist' among other things because of its controversial lyrics. It shows the pilot meticulously getting ready for his shift only...
  • Have got no letter from pilots: Ajit Singh on AI salary issue October 8, 2012

    The Centre on Monday refuted speculation about an Air India strike. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said that he had not received any letter from Air India pilots over the delay in salary payments. Reports are rife that a section of Air India pilots have sought Ajit Singh's intervention in resolving their...
  • Salary issue: Air India pilots seek Ajit's intervention October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Comparing their condition similar to Kingfisher employees, a section of Air India pilots have sought Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh's intervention in resolving their grievances related to due salaries and allowances. In a letter to Singh, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association termed the suicide by the wife of a...
  • AI likely to resume key international routes August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Stateowned Air India will resume most of its international operations by the end of the month. The airline was forced to scale down its international operations massively following the recent twomonth strike by a section of pilots. "We will be ready to restart our full international operations by the...
  • AI pilot asks crew to keep silent on midair scare July 24, 2012

    Mumbai: What happens in the air stays in the air. That appears to be the policy of Air India, or to be precise, a particular pilot of the national carrier, who apparently failed to report an incident of midair turbulence that resulted in damage to the aircraft and injuries to...
  • 34 sacked AI pilots show willingness to resume duty July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: After the sacking of 101 pilots during the recent 58day strike, Air India on Friday said it has received representations from 34 of them expressing willingness to join duty. While nine sacked pilots on Thursday sent in representations against termination of their services and stating their willingness to...
  • Air India panel looking into pilots' reinstatement July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Air India (AI) management has set up a committee to look into reinstatement of pilots, whose services were terminated during the recent strike, on case by case basis, the Delhi High Court was informed on Friday. Submitting a report before Justice Reva Khetrapal, conciliation officer Deputy Chief Labour...
  • Conciliation talks between AI management, pilots end July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Conciliation talks between the Air India management and the pilots before the Deputy Chief Labour Commission concluded on Thursday and the report will be submitted to the Delhi High Court on Friday. The airline management is understood to have made submissions during the parleys on major issues, including reinstatement...
  • Conciliation talks between AI, pilots begin July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Conciliation talks between the Air India management and pilots, who went on a 58day strike in support of their career progression issues, started on Tuesday. The parleys, which were held before the Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner, came in the backdrop of Delhi High Court asking both sides to...
  • Talk on a daily basis: HC to AI management, pilots July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Air India management and its pilots to hold conciliation process on a daytoday basis before the Deputy Labour Commissioner to expeditiously resolve issues relating to reinstatement of sacked pilots and career progression. Accepting the interim report filed by the Conciliating officer...
  • Air India pilots back, but no end to crisis July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Air India pilots have ended their strike, but the airline remains in crisis. After 58 days of strike and flight cancellations, the national carrier made a loss of over Rs 600 crore. The pilots' apology will not undo the damage. Thousands of passengers were disgruntled, many of whom...
  • Air India pilots confirm end of strike July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Air India pilots on Wednesday confirmed the end of the strike, saying they will the conciliation process from July 6. "We respect the sentiments and the order of High Court. We have started the procedure of joining work. We are hopeful of management appreciating steps of resolving the...
  • A sigh of relief among Air India passengers July 4, 2012

    The 58day long strike of the Air India pilots finally came to an end on Tuesday evening. ...
  • Air India pilots strike ends after two months July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The agitating Air India pilots on Tuesday called off their twomonthold strike, following assurance from the management. The representatives of the pilots on strike said that 434 pilots would give affidavits indicating their willingness to return to work. This comes after the Air India management also assured that it...
  • Now, Air India pilots refuse to end their strike July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Hours after promising that they would return to work, the striking Air India pilots are now refusing to end their strike despite assurances from the management. They had earlier promised the Delhi High Court that they would return to work within the next 48 hours. Representatives of the pilots on...
  • AI pilots' strike 2nd longest in India's aviation history July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The strike by a section of Air India pilots will on Monday enter the 57th day, to attain the notorious distinction of becoming the second longest strike in the country's aviation history. The Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), the union of Air India pilots, had also struck work in 1974...
  • HC notice to Govt, Air India on striking pilots' plea June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the Air India management to respond to a plea of striking pilots that their salaries and other pecuniary benefits have not been paid. "Issue notice to the respondents (the Centre and the Air India). A reply be filed within...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Ajit Singh June 11, 2012

    Air India prepares to sack all 300 striking pilots. Ajit Singh tells CNN IBN that he's run out of patience. ...
  • Air India prepared for the worst, pilots adamant June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: With no resolution in sight to the Air India pilots strike, the Civil Aviation Ministry seems ready to crack the whip. Do 300 pilots of the erstwhile Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) stand to loose their jobs? And what would that mean for the airline? Nearly 440 Air India pilots...
  • Didn't recommend sacking of Air India pilots: Ajit Singh June 11, 2012

    CNNIBN's Karma Paljor spoke to Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh about the ongoing crisis in Air India. ...
  • 30 days into strike, Air India stands its ground June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday stood his ground on the Air India strike. He snubbed striking pilots, saying they will have to reapply for a job as the airline will hire new pilots. It has been 30 days since the Air India pilot strike began forcing the...
  • Air India warns striking pilots, to hire 100 more June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Air India is going to induct about 100 new pilots in the next few months, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday while virtually shutting the doors for striking pilots, asking those sacked to apply afresh. Indicating that the 101 sacked pilots could be replaced by new ones,...
  • 'Air India may not survive if strike continues' June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Air India chief Rohit Nandan on Saturday warned that the airline may not be able to survive in the long run if its pilots don't end their 26dayold strike. "If the airline has to survive in the long run, achieve the turnaround, it is essential for the pilots...
  • Uniform pay, working hours for pilots: Ajit Singh June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday made public the Dharmadhikari Report and said that the demands of striking Air India pilots will be looked into only after they end their strike unconditionally. Singh also said that the ministry has set up a core panel to implement the...
  • No work, no Boeing 777 training: HC to AI pilots May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused the striking Air India pilots to train on Boeing 777 while hearing a plea filed by the airline management. The High Court said that it would consider the pilots request to train on the aircraft only after they end their 23day...
  • Air India loses Rs 310 crore from pilots' strike May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: It is day 23 of the Air India pilots' strike and Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has reiterated that the pilots' demands will be considered only when they return back to work. Meanwhile, from June 1, the airline will drop seven international flights so out of 45...
  • Ajit Singh to meet leaders of 13 Air India unions May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday is scheduled to hold talks with all recognised Air India unions as the pilots' strike enters day 14. The Indian Pilots guild is not a part of the 13 unions invited for the talks, as it was derecognised. The government's appeal...
  • AI crisis enters 13th day, losses at Rs 230 cr May 20, 2012

    New Delhi/Mumbai: The crisis in Air India raged on for the 13th day on Sunday and the national carrier's losses mounted to Rs 230 crore as the impasse between agitating pilots and the management continued. "The loss due to ticket cancellations, unused labour and with the bulk of our Boeing777 fleet...
  • AI pilots' stir continues, staff ignore govt appeals May 20, 2012

    New Delhi: There was no end in sight to the Air India pilots' strike which entered 13th day on Sunday with the cockpit group apparently ignoring all appeals by the government to return to work. The national carrier operated a curtailed international schedule, flying seven Westbound flights instead of normal schedule...