India’s SpiceJet Ltd said on Friday it will prioritize hiring employees of Jet Airways Ltd who are losing their jobs after the crisis-hit Indian airline halted all flight operations indefinitely this week. “We have already provided jobs to more than 100 pilots, more than 200 cabin crew and more than 200 technical and airport staff,”
A trainee technician in India was crushed to death on Wednesday by the landing gear flaps on an aircraft while conducting maintenance work, airline SpiceJet said.
The much-delayed privatisation of Air India is likely to complete in the first half of this year. Speaking at the Times Network India Economic Conclave, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri said
At present, the airline has 650 pilots trained to operate 737 Max aircraft. The move is not expected to affect the airline's operations as the 90 pilots in question can operate other types of Boeing 737 aircraft.
Many angry passengers, some of whom were left waiting inside their planes for up to five hours earlier this week, complained about a lack of communication from the budget carrier.
A senior official said there was an an indicator light malfunctioning that was responsible for the diversion. The aircraft however made a smooth landing in Karachi and passengers safely disembarked.