Air India pilots can now fly till age 65


New Delhi: To ensure an adequate number of pilots for its expanding fleet size, Tata Group-owned Air India (AI) has decided to raise their retirement age from 58 to 65.

The airline’s document said that considering the future expansion plans for its fleet, it is imperative to meet the workforce requirement.

“…it is proposed to retain our current trained pilots at Air India post-retirement on a contractual basis for five years extendable to 65 years,” it mentions.

As per the airline’s policy, post-retirement contract will include a clause for annual review of the contract basis performance, conduct and flight safety record. On completion of five years of satisfactory service, a comprehensive examination of their performance will be considered for further extension till 65 years. This will be reviewed by the constituted committee, said the document.



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