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  • Neck-deep in loss, Air India spends $6 million to insure 6 grounded planes October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India, which is sitting on a huge debt pile and surviving on the Rs 30,000 - crore government bailout, is allegedly getting even those aircraft, which have not been in operations for some years now, insured at a cost of $6 million in a year. The...
  • ICPA accuses Air India of arbitrarily altering A320 operating norms July 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian Commercial Pilots Association has sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister citing concerns over a procedure change in Air India. Air India has changed the flight operating procedures for narrowbody A320 aircraft stating that the acceleration altitudes should be brought down. The pilots say that Air India did...
  • ICPA for reinstatement of sacked Air India pilots December 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Pitching for the reinstatement of the 13 sacked Air India pilots, the erstwhile Indian Airlines' pilots body has urged Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh to take a lenient view on the issue saying the pilots had been in "distress and facing hardships" for the past six months. "We wish...
  • 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 remains crippled: 3rd round of talks today May 6, 2011

    Mumbai: With two rounds of talks between the striking pilots and the government failing to end the deadlock, both have agreed to meet again on Friday, even as the domestic operations of the national carrier Air India remaned crippled for the tenth consecutive day. With the...
  • AIpilots deadlock: talks to resume today May 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Striking Air India pilots continue hold the country to ransom for the 9th straight day. There is still no respite for Air India passengers as talks between pilots and management remained inconclusive on Wednesday. However, Civil Aviation Secretary Naseem Zaidi said that the first round of talks had covered...
  • Day 8: AI management ready to talk to pilots May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Air Indian pilots strike enters day 8 on Wednesday and there may be an end to the deadlock. The airline management has finally called off their blanket ban on negotiations and called for a meeting with the pilots' representatives. Officials say they will reconsider the termination of...
  • Day 5, AI strike: pilots refuse to give up May 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The strike by Air India pilots entered a fifth day on Sunday with neither the 700 striking pilots, nor the Air India management willing to budge from their stand. Over 75 per cent of Air India flights were cancelled on Sunday. Out of 66 Air India flights from...
  • HC upholds derecognition of pilots' union April 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the Air India management order derecognising the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), which is spearheading the ongoing pilots' stir for pay parity. The court, however, said that derecognition will not come in the way of any dialogue between the...
  • High court slams Air India's striking pilots April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) which is on strike since Tuesday midnight forcing the national carrier Air India to cancel and reschedule around 100 flights. Pulling up ICPA, Justice Gita Mittal said: "Think properly about what is going on. Sickness, education...
  • Day 2, AI pilots strike: 53 flights cancelled April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: It's day 2 of the Air India pilots strike and with 53 flights cancelled since Wednesday and Thursday morning, it is the passengers who are bearing the brunt. Showing solidarity with the striking pilots 32 executive Air India pilots reported sick to work in Mumbai on Thursday. The Delhi...
  • HC stays pilots' strike in public interest April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the flash strike by 600 pilots of Air India, who were coopted from erstwhile Indian Airlines, but not before slamming the management for not addressing their demands for some two decades. The court's decision came even as nearly 50 flights, mainly out...
  • Air India hits back, sacks 6 striking pilots April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Air India management has hit back at the striking pilots and terminated the services of six members of the Indian Commercial Pilot Association (ICPA). Among those whose services have been terminated are ICPA President Captain Ashim Bhinder and General Secretary Captain Rishabh Kapoor. The airline has already declared the...
  • AI pilots on strike, several flights hit April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: A section of Air India pilots numbering about 600 went on strike on Tuesday night demanding pay parity and better working conditions. There have been 10 flight cancellations in Mumbai and 7 in Delhi. Two Kathmandu flights from Delhi have also been cancelled. Air India management though unperturbed by the...
  • Airport under repair, pilots refuse Goa flights April 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The Pilots Association issued a directive on Monday night barring pilots from landing in Goa. According to the directive, pilots belong to the Indian Commercial Pilots Association will not land at Goa Airport till landing aids like runway lights and GP glide path are in place. Even as concerns over...