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User currently offlinemarkboston From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

On a recent Jet Airways flight MAA-BLR the captain spoke with an American accent and his first and last name did not sound Indian.

Is India hiring many pilots from the US? Are they paid the same rate as India pilots?

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User currently offlinetonyban From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Don't know about the pay rate but I flew Jet Airways from Amritsar to LHR a few years back and the Captain was from
Serbia I think.


User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Well, one thing is for sure, they are hiring.....and anyone who qualifies can apply...

http://www.flightglobal.com/jobs/job...r-jet-airways-india-1401081786.htm

http://www.flightglobal.com/jobs/job...r-jet-airways-india-1401074399.htm

http://www.flightglobal.com/jobs/job...r-jet-airways-india-1401073349.htm

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlinecbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1551 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

I would say a pretty good chunk of the captains, especially wide body aircraft, are foreigners or otherwise known as Expats. I know their are quite a few of them that are American, especially at the likes of Air India, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher! So in short to answer the OP question, yes they are hiring a lot! The pay is the same for the most part, although it can get complicated depending if they are hired directly with the company, or with a contracting agent.


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User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

I hear they Hired some US ATR guys for USD 10K a month but they quit because no days off and really worked them hard... but for that kind of Cash guess many Expats will do it...Fly an ATR in the US and you will hardly be paid anything..

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21555 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

India is short on experienced pilots, so they like to hire expat captains to go along with Indian FOs.

-Mir



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Earlier Expats were paid a higher scale with varied vacation/travel benefits compared to locals.


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User currently offlinegr8circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3098 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting cbphoto (Reply 3):
I would say a pretty good chunk of the captains, especially wide body aircraft, are foreigners or otherwise known as Expats
Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
India is short on experienced pilots, so they like to hire expat captains to go along with Indian FOs.

I flew to India on 9W back in 2007 and on almost all sectors, we had a westerner (not too sure about nationalities) as commander.....however, during my last trip to India, just 3 months back, I flew several sectors on 9W as well as IT and only on one sector we had a westerner at the controls....all other sectors were Indians....I flew a mix of A330 and 737 flights.....

I would guess the expats are still there, but much less than what it was 2-3 years back.....


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
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When 9W started their overseas ops back in 2007, they had a lot of expats. They were mainly US captains and TRI-TRE on the 777 and mainly Europeans on the 330/340 sector (A343 was part of 9W fleet in 2006-2007).

The purpose was to train as many Indian captains and FOs as possible. Nowadays, there are still many expats working for 9W, but most of the flight crew are now Indians.



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User currently offlineBoeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1295 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Quoting cbphoto (Reply 3):
I would say a pretty good chunk of the captains, especially wide body aircraft, are foreigners

There's a few flying AI's 777s. It's not a chunk of any sort, though.


User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

What happened to the Government's decision to leave all expats by July 2011??


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User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I have the impression that this became some sort of political issue, with some friction about the ex-pats.

Quoting tonyban (Reply 1):
and the Captain was from
Serbia I think.

One of the pilots in the AI Express mangalore crash was from Serbia. I did not hear any report that he was formerly of 9W, so presumably it was a different person.


User currently offlinegr8circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3098 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 10):
What happened to the Government's decision to leave all expats by July 2011??

Its not yet July 2011 


User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting gr8circle (Reply 12):

Haha, yeah right, but last time, they gave July 2010 as the "deadline" to airlines to remove all expats from the fleet.
But then governments own contradicting statement stating "lack of experienced pilots", shifted the deadline from July 2010 to 2011.



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