Airports Authority of India hires Dornier DO-228 pilots

The Airports Authority of India, the statutory body working under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, which is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India, is now looking for pilots in command in for its Flight Inspection unit.

1. Vacancy details

  • Name of position:  Pilots (P1) in command for Dornier DO-228 aircraft.
  • Number of posts: 2
  • Contract period:
    • Selected candidates will be appointed on a term contract for a period of 3 years, extendable for another 2 years subject to satisfactory performance and on mutual consent.

2. Eligibility criteria as on date of application

  • Academic Qualification: 10+2 (with Physics & Math)
  • Technical qualifications/licence requirements
    • Current valid ATPL/CPL issued by DGCA, India
    • Current FRTO issued by DGCA, India
    • IR Endorsement
    • Current RTR (A) or RTR (P) or RTR(C) issued by WPC, Ministry of Communication, India
    • Current Class-I Medical Fitness Certificate issued by DGCA, India
    • Valid ELP
    • Candidates should be in possession of Indian Current passport, if not available, proof of submission of application to be attached.

3. Experience

  • Pilot in command (P1) – Dornier DO 228 Valid ATPL on Multiengine aircraft with minimum of 2000 hours of flying experience.

Note: – Non rated Pilots on type, if selected, shall undergo training as per DGCA CAR from the DGCA approved training institutes. Expenses towards such training and checks with associated expenses, to become current on type, will be arranged by AAI against suitable bank security of the candidate. These candidates are required to execute a bond with AAI to serve for a committed period of three years. In case the candidates is not completing the training successfully, he shall undergo repeat training at his own cost within two months of last training and complete the training successfully, failing which the amount spent him shall be recovered against the securities. Otherwise, the training and associated TA/DA expenses of the candidate will be recovered @ Rs.1.5 lakhs per month after attaining initial currency.

4. Monthly Hiring Charges

  • Negotiable monthly Package as per Industry standard starting from Rs 6.0 Lakhs which includes assured flying allowance of 40 hrs. GST component will be borne by AAI.

5. Overtime Charges

  • Beyond 40 hrs of flying in a month, the Pilot will be paid overtime flying allowance at the rate of Rs.6000/- to Rs.7000/- per flying hour depending on the experience as P1.

6. Annual increment

  • Annual increment of 5% may be allowed on negotiable monthly Package.

7. Additional Charges

  • Candidates, if found suitable, for holding the additional charge of Director Flight Operations/Director Flight safety will be paid an additional amount of Rs 85,000/- to Rs.1,00,000 per month depending on his experience.

8. Initial Currency/Recurrent training and Bond

  • For the initial currency training on type and recurrent training expenditure will be arranged by AAI subject to execution of Bond by the pilot for a period of 3 years and will be recovered on reducing basis @ Rs 1 lakh per month.

9. Aviation Personal Accident (PA)/ Loss of License (LOL) Insurance

  • Aviation PA / LOL Insurance premium will be borne by AAI as per AAI Guidelines. At present t h e insurance cover is Rs 60 lakhs each.

10. Sustenance Allowance

  • Sustenance allowance of 50% of monthly hiring charges will be paid within the suspension period on pro rata basis. In case of adverse outcome against the pilot, the sustenance allowance paid will be returned by the Pilot.

11. License/IR/PPC/Medical renewal

  • The activities relating to Pilot’s validity of license and IR / PPC, Medical etc. will be coordinated by Operation dept. of FIU. The Pilot has to make himself available accordingly. Failing so or failing in the tests will make him ineligible to draw his contracted amount on pro rata basis, till he fulfills the requirement of license currency. The fees / charges will be paid by AAI against Bank Guarantee or postdated cheque of equivalent amount.

12. Base:

  • Base station will be Delhi

13. Accommodation

  • a. Pilot to make own accommodation arrangement at base station, Delhi.
  • b. On flight calibration duties, hotel accommodation of the pilot at out stations will be arranged as per entitlement of General Manager, AAI.

14. Transportation Charges:

  • At out Stations: On flight calibration duties, transportation will be arranged as per entitlement of General Manager, AAI.

15. Uniform

  • Uniform will be provided.

16. Leave

  • The Pilot will be eligible for 12 days of casual leave and 18 days sick leave in a calendar year. The un-availed leaves in a calendar year neither can be carried forward to next calendar year nor can be en-cashed. Leaves beyond entitlement will attract pro rata deduction from monthly charges. They will be required in the office as per duty roaster.

17. Gratuity/PF/Medical Facility

  • Gratuity and CPF shall not be payable to the Pilot and AAI shall not provide any medical facility to the Pilot or his dependents.

18. Termination of Contract

  • The contract can be terminated by either side giving six months’ notice. AAI can also terminate the services in case the pilot remains absent continuously for more than 15 days beyond the entitled leave in a calendar year.

19. How to Apply

Candidates are advised to Download & fill the required details in the given Format given at this page of the careers section of AAI website, attach the colored scanned Documents and send/email it, to the address as given below so as to reach on or before 14/09/2020.

The Executive Director (FIU)
Flight Inspection Unit
Airports Authority of India
Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi- 110003

Or Email the application to either of the following addresses:


Documents to be attached with application format

  • A recent passport size photograph pasted in the space provided in the Application Format
  • One set of photocopies of supporting testimonials for date of birth, qualification, experience (such as Appointment Letter, Photo Identity Card etc.)
  • One set of photocopies of Licenses/Endorsements, Updated Flying Logbook.
  • Current Class-I Medical Fitness Certificate issued by DGCA, India
  • Current valid ATPL/CPL issued by DGCA, India
  • Current FRTO issued by DGCA, India
  • IR Endorsement – Current RTR (A) or RTR (P) or RTR(C) issued by WPC, Ministry of Communication, India
  • Valid ELP
  • Valid Passport, if not available, proof of submission of application to be attached.

After scrutiny of applications, candidates will be shortlisted to appear for Personal Interview, or online interview through suitable platform, which will be intimated to s h o r t l i s t e d candidates only.

Physical verification of submitted documents will be done for selected candidates. Candidates, employed in Government/Semi Government/Public Sector Undertakings, are required to bring a “No Objection Certificate” from their employer at the time of Interview.

Please note:

Please read the job notification in full here on the careers section of AAI’s website.

AAI has issued the notification on 24/08/2020 and on 28/08/200, a corrigendum too is issued. Read both.
The application format is available only in the initial notification.

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