Flying allowance non-payment causing stress, has direct implications on flight safety: Air India pilots


Air India Pilot unions wrote to the company on Sunday saying they are yet to receive December’s flying allowance, which consists of around 70 per cent of total salary, and the pilots are working under “stressful conditions” that has “direct implications on flight safety”. Flying allowance is paid to a pilot on the basis of the number of flight hours he or she has clocked in a month.

The unions told the airline that since they have not received the flying allowance, they have decided not to accept “changes in (duty) roster and will maintain CMS (crew management system) printed roster already issued for the month of February”.

“This is to ensure member pilots are not stressed further. Kindly note we are already working under stressful conditions as we are finding it difficult to meet our monthly financial commitments which has direct implication on Flight Safety, Read More

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