Once synonymous with glamour and generous perks, jobs in Indian aviation are now giving nightmares to its thousands of employees.
The sector’s recent turmoil has left thousands of professionals in a financial lurch. While staff of the temporarily-grounded Jet Airways haven’t been paid their dues for months, debt-laden national carrier Air India, too, has been defaulting on salaries. Last week, India’s state-owned helicopter service Pawan Hans, too, announced that the company would be unable to pay April salaries to its staff due to an “uncomfortable financial position.”
While there are the glass-half-full types, who say this is a passing phase, by most accounts, it’s not the best time to think of an aviation career.
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