Indian Flag Carrier Airline is Recruiting Again Senior Trainee Co-Pilots

08th Sep 2022

India’s Flag Carrier, Air India, has restarted its recruitment of Senior Trainee Co-Pilots – signaling a strong expectation in terms of aviation recovery in India and the Asia Region. Below is an extract about the hiring requirements.


A320 Type Rated Co-Pilots with high level of competence.


  • Indian Nationals or Overseas citizens of India
  • Age up to 30 Yrs.

Minimum Academic Qualification

  • 10+2 with Physics & Maths from a recognized Board/University

Technical/Licence Qualifications

  • Current Class-I Medical Fitness Assessment issued by DGCA, India
  • Current CPL/ATPL issued by DGCA, India
  • Current FRTO issued by DGCA, India
  • Valid A-320 Endorsement on Indian CPL/ATPL
  • Current Instrument rating on A-320 aircraft endorsed on Indian CPL/ATPL
  • Valid ELP endorsed on Indian CPL/ATPL
  • Current RTR (A) or RTR(P) or RTR(C) issued by WPC, Ministry of Communication, India
  • Mandatory eGCA-id with all licences and documents validated.

Please Note:

  1. All above Technical / License qualifications shall also be required to be current at the time of joining.
  2.  The selected candidates shall be in possession of a Police Verification Certificate obtained in the preceding three months from the date of joining (in case their passport has not been issued / renewed in the last 05 years).
  3. Candidates, currently employed, must produce a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their current Employer, at the time of joining Air India.
  4. List of documents to be uploaded by the candidates (One file only) while applying.

Skills & Attributes

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current aviation & Flight Safety requirements
  • Maintain knowledge of service procedures & company policies
  • Comply with all DGCA regulations and ability to maintain all required licenses up to date.
  • Remain medically fit, following rest regulations to comply with flying duties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct safe flights while adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures
  • Supervise flight crew members to ensure safety, comfort and convenience of all passengers
  • Communicate with ground crews and air traffic control unit during take-off, flight and landing
  • Inspect aircraft for defects and malfunctions, according to pre-flight checklists
  • Inspect aircraft based on pre-flight checklists
  • Make announcements to passengers about flight conditions, status, take-off and arrival time.

Selection Process & Dates

  • Online Application: 2nd Sept 2022
    (Pilots from other TATA Companies are not eligible to apply)
  • Written Test: 25th Sept 2022
  • Personal Interview and Simulator Assessment: 1st Week of October in Hyderabad

Simulator Fees to be paid by candidates who qualify interview

  • Rs 1 lakh (approx. US$1,300)”

To learn more about the job and to apply, click here.

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