RULES FOR EX-PAT PILOTS TIGHTENED IN INDIA

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By admin November 19, 2010 14:59

RULES FOR EX-PAT PILOTS TIGHTENED IN INDIA

Following the crash in Mangalore that killed 158 caused by Serbian-born pilot Zlatko Glusica, India has tightened the rules for expatriate pilots seeking jobs in the country.

From 1 December, foreign pilots will need at least 4,000 hours of experience to fly Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 planes. Director general of civil aviation Nazim Zaidi has stated that to fly long-haul Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft, pilots will now require at least 5,000 hours of flying experience. They currently need to have flown just 2,000 hours with 100 hours on that type of aircraft, compared with 2,500 hours for Indian pilots with 1,000 hours on that type of aircraft.

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By admin November 19, 2010 14:59
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