Air India on termination spree: Sacks 50 pilots

Air India pilots have sought the intervention of the management on the issue of “illegal termination” of 50 pilots from service. In a letter to Rajiv Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India on Friday, the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) said around 50 pilots have received illegal termination letters from the Personnel Department in blatant violation of company’s operation manual and service rules. “What’s happening?

Around 50 of our pilots have been terminated overnight unceremoniously without proper procedure being followed. A rude shock for those who served the nation in this pandemic putting the nation first,” ICPA said in a tweet. It is also learnt that many Southern Base crew contract are not being renewed after they have completed five years. A total of 18 cabin crew have been terminated in southern region and this is the first round with threw crew from Calicut terminated.