Poaching pilots set to get tougher

Aviation authorities have now proposed to hike the notice period of airline commanders from six months to a year.
Aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju had last year rejected airlines’ demand to double the notice period of pilots but now the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has come out with a draft civil aviation requirement (CAR) that proposes to do so for captains.

“It has been decided by the government that any act on the part of pilots, including resignation from the airlines without a minimum notice period of one year in respect of commanders and six months in respect of co-pilots, which may result in last minute cancellation of flights and harassment to passengers, would be treated as an act against public interest,” the draft CAR says. Read More…


Credit By : The Times of  India

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