With AirAsia just few days away from launching its inaugural service, another new entrant waiting in the wings to unveil its operations, Tata-Singapore Airlines is leaving no stone unturned by already starting the process of recruiting people ahead of its likely take off in September or October this year.
According to industry sources, the airline currently is in the process of hiring people in different departments encompassing pilots, cabin crew and the engineering services.
The airline has almost short-listed the probable pilots who will be flying the Airbus A320s, while the actual recruitment will happen in the month of August once the aircrafts arrive. The airline has been hiring pilots with relevant experience of flying Airbus.
The airline is expected to lease 20 Airbus A320s over the period of four years and is looking at having 5 aircraft by the end of this year. Every aircraft will have 3 sets of pilots, as per the requirement of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Confirming the development, the airline spokesperson said that the pilots have been considered based on their relevant experience from across the industry and salaries have been offered as per the industry standards.
The airline has been using medium like social media websites – Linkedin – for identifying the probable candidates.
The airline is also adding people in other areas like security personnel, aircraft engineers and cabin crew, although it refused to divulge the total number of recruitment it is considering.
10/06/14 Yuga Chaudhari/Daily News & Analysis