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.

Important facts

  • 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

  • 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.

  • MD & CEO - Campbell Wilson

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

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