Air India's request has been accepted, now the same pilot will fly two types of airplanes - Newztezz Online


Sunday, March 12, 2023

Air India's request has been accepted, now the same pilot will fly two types of airplanes

The demand of Air India, which is planning to expand rapidly on international routes, has been approved by the Civil Aviation Regulator DGCA. Air India has long wanted that the same pilot be allowed to fly different models of aircraft to meet the shortage of pilots.

Air India has increased the focus of its service on international routes as soon as it goes to Tata Group . Recently, the company has also ordered 470 planes to Airbus and Boeing , including 70 wide-body aircraft flying on international routes. But in spite of all this, the company was facing shortage of pilots, which now seems to be getting rid of it. Civil Aviation Regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has accepted one of his requests.

Air India has been demanding for a long time that the same pilot be allowed to operate two different models of wide-body planes, the Boeing 777 and the Boeing 787. So that the service of existing pilots can be used properly. Now DGCA has accepted this request of Air India.

Initially 8 pilots will be trained

A senior DGCA official says that initially Air India can train a total of 8 designated examiners flying Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft. Of these, four examiners will be Boeing 777, while four others will be given training to operate Boeing 787.

The designated examiner is an experienced pilot only. Aviation regulators authorize these pilots for various tests and investigations.

This is the complete plan of Air India

Air India plans to double use existing pilots in this way to expand its international operations. By doing this, the company will be able to fly different models of aircraft with the same pilot, which will improve the service of the company.

Will have to complete hard training

DGCA has also made it clear that all the 8 designated examiners will have to undergo rigorous training to fly both the aircraft. Each pilot should have 150 hours of flying experience with at least 10 sorties in case of separate operations on Boeing 777 and 787. Only after this they will be considered perfect for aircraft operation.

This proposal of Air India was approved by the DGCA on March 3. In January last year, Tata Group had acquired Air India. Air India has around 1,825 pilots. The company is also hiring more new pilots for its expansion.

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