Aviation Professionals Make A Beeline for Air India

Mobility Outlook Bureau
25 Oct 2022
11:00 AM
1 Min Read

Previously the Government owned airline, saddled with heavy losses, had not recruited in non-operations areas for more than 15 years

Air India Boeing 787-8

Air India’s recruiting programmes are receiving encouraging responses from the Indian aviation fraternity. Commenting on the focus on next-gen talent acquisition, Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Chief Human Resources Officer, Air India, said, “An entire generation of workforce has missed the opportunity to work for Air India due to limited recruitment over the years. 

We are seeking to make up for this organisational gap as we work to make Air India the world’s leading airline with customer focus at the heart of its operations. Our talent acquisition initiative is focused on identifying and recruiting the right talent to ensure that our human resource capabilities keep pace with the growth momentum and evolving needs of the organisation.'

The airline’s talent augmentation programme forms a key pillar of its Vihaan.AI, five-year transformation roadmap. Air India recently announced that its first round of recruitment received over 1,752 applications for pilots and 72,000 applications for cabin crew over two months. These applications are now being assessed. The airline has already returned 17 long-grounded aircraft to the skies, and 12 more to follow. It will also be leasing 30 narrow and wide-body aircraft over the next 12 months, necessitating a significant expansion in flying crew.

With Air India placing a high priority on becoming a world leader in information technology, the carrier has received more than 2,000 applications for its New Tech centre in Kochi, Kerala. This includes developers, architects, cyber security professionals, programme managers and UX/visual designers, among others.

Air India’s requirement to fill its ground-based business roles with management post-graduates with three years’ experience has seen it receive over 25,000 applications in just over a week. Those selected will be appointed to various functions, including airport operations, commercial, engineering and human resources, among others. These employees will form an important part of Air India’s internal talent and future leadership pipeline.

Following its take-over by Tata Group earlier this year, Air India is rapidly looking for talent in all spheres of its business, ranging from commercial functions like revenue management, sales, distribution, network planning and marketing, business support services including HR, finance, IT and analytics and operations, spanning inflight product design, ground, engineering & airport services, rostering and operations control.

Previously Government owned and saddled with heavy losses, Air India had not recruited in non-operations areas for more than 15 years.

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