9,488 pilots required in subsequent 5 years: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri


New Delhi, September 21

An estimated 9,488 pilots might be required in India within the subsequent 5 years, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated Monday.

“The total number of pilots employed in the country with scheduled airlines at present is 9,073,” Puri stated in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

He stated 700-800 industrial pilot licences (CPLs) are issued by the aviation regulator DGCA in a 12 months.

Of these, 30 per cent CPLs are given to those that have undergone coaching in a overseas organisation, Puri added.

The aviation sector has been hit vastly by the coronavirus pandemic.

Therefore, all home carriers have instituted numerous cost-cutting measures like pay cuts, layoffs or go away with out pay prior to now few months. PTI

 



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