Air India recruits 415 pilots

July 7, 2016

Air India is now hiring 415 pilots with A-320 endorsement to appoint as Senior Trainee Pilots.
Here is the split of vacancies:
General   116
SC            63
ST            45
OBC       191

TOTAL  415

For filling up the vacancies against the candidates
who do not join/leave the Company during the validity of Panel, a stand-by panel also will be prepared through this recruitment process.

The appointment will be on 5 year contract basis. Subject to satisfactory performance, it may be extended to another 5 years.

Eligibility (as on August 1, 2016)

  1. Academic Qualification:
    10+2 from a recognized Board/University.
  2. Age:
    Maximum 40 years (45 for SC/ST & 43 for OBC. Ex-Servicemen will be given age relaxation as per rules)
  3. Technical Qualifications:
  • Current Class-I Medical Fitness Certificate issued by DGCA, India
  • Current CPL/ATPL issued by DGCA, India
  • Current FRTO issued by DGCA, India
  • Instrument rating on A320 aircraft on Indian CPL/ALTP, issued by DGCA, India
  • Current RTR (A) or RTR(P) or RTR(C) issued by WPC, Ministry of Communication, India
  • Valid A-320 Endorsement on Indian CPL/ATPL
  • Valid ELP on CPL/ATPL

Should have technical/Licence Qualifications as CURRENT on the last date of receipt of application and Simulator Proficiency Assessment Check (SPAC) as well as at the time of joining. In case, IR Rating is not current OR there is any other associated requirement for recency, the candidate will be required to pay the cost of training for recency, if selected. Cost of Training required for the candidate to become Online as per Regulatory Requirements, shall also be paid before joining.

How to apply:

Applications should be prepared in the prescribed application format available here  on the career Page of the airlines’ website.
Attachments required:

  1. A recent passport size photograph (Pasted on the application).
  2. A Demand Draft of Rs.3000/- (not applicable for SC/ST & Ex. SM candidates) in favour of AIR INDIA LIMITED, payable at DELHI.
  3. Photocopies of certificates in support of:

i) Date of birth
ii) Academic/Technical Qualification/s
iii) Experience
iv) Licences/Endorsements, Updated Flying Logbook
v) Caste Certificate in the prescribed proforma issued by the appropriate authority (For SC/ST/OBC Candidates)
vi) Caste Certificate in the proforma meant for Central Government employment and the validity of “Non-Creamy layer” Certificate should not be beyond 6 months from the date of eligibility criteria.( For OBC Category)


Applications should reach the following address on or before August 1, 2016:

General Manager (Personnel),
Air India Limited, Headquarters
Airlines House,
113, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road,

Selection Process:
1. Psychometric Test held at Delhi and/or Mumbai or any other place as decided by Air India Limited.
2. Candidates who qualify the Psychometric test will have to appear for Simulator Proficiency Assessment
Check (SPAC) on A-320 Simulator at Central Training Establishment, Air India Limited, Hyderabad. (Candidates will have to pay the cost of simulator check -Rs.25,000- before the check).
The rank list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in SPAC.

For details like salary, stipend during training period, cost of training, bank guarantee, service agreement, surety bond etc. please see the notification here in the career page of the airline.

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