Friday, September 08, 2023

Akasa Air celebrates milestone as first batch of pilots graduate

Indian airline Akasa Air on Friday announced the graduation of its first batch of pilots who have successfully completed their command upgrade training. 
 First Officer Shantanu Patil and First Officer Rahul Sinha were the first batch of pilots who successfully completed their training and graduated to becoming pilots in command. 
"These dedicated and skilled professionals have graduated from First Officers to Captains, marking a significant milestone not just in their careers, but also for Akasa," the company said in a press release. Congratulating the first batch of pilots at a ceremony held in Mumbai, Vinay Dube, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Akasa Air said, "We are immensely proud to celebrate our first batch of pilots who have successfully transitioned to the role of Captains through our internal upgrade program. 
A first of many more to come, this momentous occasion is not just a testament to the rigorous and disciplined training undertaken by our pilots but also demonstrates their dedication and resilience which are integral characteristics for a career in aviation. He further said, "At Akasa Air, we firmly believe that investing in our people is key to our success and to providing our passengers with a world-class travel experience. Over the next 12 months, we plan to upgrade between 40 - 50 additional Captains. Our goal is to build an aviation workforce fit for the future - by offering sustainable, open and inclusive opportunities for anybody looking for a career in the industry." 
 08/09/2023 ET Infra
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