Thursday, August 09, 2018

298 foreign pilots fly India-registered aircraft: Aviation Ministry

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha that 298 foreign pilots were operating in India-registered aircraft in various domestic carriers.

The ministry also informed the House that the existing provision for allowing non-Indian pilots to fly India-registered airplane based on the Foreign Aircrew Temporary Authorisation (FATA) is valid up to December 31, 2020.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayanti Sinha mentioned in a written reply that a total number of 298 foreign pilots are employed by various domestic carriers.

“Keeping in view the projected requirements of 1,043 aircraft to be inducted by schedule airlines over a period of next eight years and air crew/ aircraft utilisation, there is a projected requirement of approximately 12,516 pilots in the country by 2025,” he said. 
09/08/18 News Nation