As the airline develops its domestic and international operations, Air India on Friday announced its intention to hire nearly 4,200 trainees for the cabin crew and 900 pilots this year. The cabin crew will participate in a 15-week programme that teaches safety and customer service skills. They will also receive coaching on how to “exemplify the best of Indian hospitality and Tata group culture,” according to a statement from the airline.
At the airline’s training centre in Mumbai, the training programme will involve in-depth classroom and in-flight instruction as well as familiarisation flights, it was added.
The announcement comes shortly after the carrier placed an order for 470 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus under agreements that could be worth tens of billions of dollars. US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the agreements as significant steps towards strengthening India’s strategic partnership with the two nations.
Sandeep Verma, Director, Inflight Services stated cabin crew will play a significant role in shaping the present and future of the Air India company with additional flights on international and domestic networks.
“Adding new talent will also quicken the speed of Air India’s cultural development, which is a crucial component of our Vihaan.AI transformation effort.
We also intend to increase the number of pilots and maintenance engineers we hire, he added.
Between May 2022 and February 2023, Air India hired over 1900 cabin personnel, and over 1,100 of them received training over the previous seven months, the airline reported. Over 500 cabin crew members have been released for flying by the airline in the last three months.
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