A career in aviation industry could not have been any better. Air India announces its much-awaited plan this month. Operating as a sick company, Air-India will be revived through divestment. As per the regulatory authority, it is a mandate for the company to induct more aircraft. Also, the airline company has resolved to sell a portion of the organization to reverse its net-loss of Rs. 5, 765 crores.
Naturally, this massive expansion of the fleet along with re-organization process will demand a sizable manpower. As a result of this regulatory change, 500 new recruits will be taken on-board and holistically trained to become smart cabin crew members.
Why is training different here than the rest of the airlines?
Air-India has purchased re-engineered & technologically-futuristic planes are being purchased to add to the existing fleet size. This means on-the-job learning and plane operating manuals are different. This exciting module will be one of a kind because aircraft A320 Neos are entering into Indian aviation landscape.
Air-India is the torch-bearer in ushering of the new Directorate General of Civil Aviation policies. As per the new airline regulation a higher number of cabin crew members will be required for ultra-long haul routes, which marks the recruitment of increasing number of air-hostesses or flight steward.
While Air-India is front running the change, other brands like SpiceJet, Indigo or Vistara is slated to follow suit. It is highly fascinating news for a cabin crew aspirant because this change will require well-rounded professionals in large numbers.
In its newly released Public Notice, Air India is hiring 500 males/female cabin crew members for its Delhi, Northern and Western region. A fixed engagement basis contract is offered to the new set of hires.
Last year, Air-India recruited a record-breaking 800 fresh crew member, one of the highest ever to be witnessed in the airline industry. The current employment contract will span for 5 years and about 163 male and 337 female members will be required. Out of 500, 270 seats are reserved for ST/SC/OBC candidates.
Currently the airline is operating at 3,500 cabin crew members. Air-India in association with Alliance Air operates around 534 flights a day domestic and internationally. In its ultra-long haul flights, there are 34 flights which operate from New Delhi-San Francisco, Hyderabad-New Delhi-Chicago, New Delhi-Washington, New Delhi-New York, and Mumbai-Newark.
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