New Delhi: Tata Group’s airline Air India has decided to allow its pilots to fly aircraft till the age of 65. For this the company has come up with a new policy. As per the new policy, Air India will extend service to its selected pilots on a contract basis for a period of five years after retirement. This contract can be extended till the age of 65 years. According to information received from the internal documents of the Tata Group, the company has taken this decision keeping in mind the expansion plan of its fleet.
In a letter issued by the Chief Human Resources Department of Air India, it has been said, “Air India pilots currently retire at the age of 58, the company has made a policy to extend service to pilots even after retirement, amid increasing the number of aircraft in its fleet.
Air India’s documents said, “Keeping in mind the future expansion plans for our fleet, it is imperative for pilots to meet our workforce requirement. Allowing pilots to fly till the age of 65 years is essential for the industry.” In order to meet our requirement, it is proposed that our current trained pilots in Air India may be hired on contract basis for five years after retirement, which is extended to 65 years. can be extended.” Actually, the airline Air India is planning to add more than 200 new aircraft to its fleet. In this, 70 percent of the aircraft will be of small type.
Air India has decided to constitute a committee consisting of functional representatives of Human Resources (HR), Operations and Flight Safety to examine the eligibility of pilots retiring in the next two years.
On behalf of the company, it has been said that “This committee will be responsible for reviewing the past records with respect to discipline, flight safety and vigilance of the pilots. After the review, the committee will appoint the Chief Human Resources Officer after retirement .” Will recommend shortlisted names for issuance of contracts. One year before retirement, the pilots to be selected will be issued letters regarding their post-retirement contracts.