Air India pilots will get permission to fly plane till the age of 65
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Tata Group's airline Air India has decided to allow its pilots to fly aircraft till the age of 65 years.
According to information from the group's internal documents, the company has taken this decision keeping in mind the expansion plan of its fleet.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed pilots to fly aircraft till the age of 65.
Pilots are already allowed to fly by the age of 65 by most airline companies.
Air India pilots after retirement will be extended up to 65 years on contract basis for 5 years.
Reason for change
The airline is actually planning to add more than 200 new aircraft to its fleet. In this, 70 percent of the aircraft will be of small type.
In view of future expansion plans for its fleet, meeting the workforce requirement is critical, the airline's documents said.
Air India was started on 15 October 1932 by Jahangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (JRD Tata).
In the year 1938, the name of Tata Air Services was changed to Tata Airlines.
Tata Airlines played an important role during World War II that lasted from 1939 to 1945.
After the end of World War II, Tata Airlines became a listed company on 29 July 1946 and its name was changed to Air India.
After independence in 1947, the Government of India acquired 49 percent stake in Air India in 1948.
In 1953, the Government of India acquired the majority stake in Air India through the Air Corporation Act and renamed it as 'Air India International Limited'.
Recently again on 27 January 2022, the airline was officially handed over to the Tata Group.
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