In a huge setback for national carrier Air India, 30 senior Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots have resigned, posting a human resource challenge for the company, according to Hindustan Times report.
The state owned airline operator is surviving on a bailout funded by the taxpayer, spent around Rs. 15 crore on training these pilots three years back, with no security bond or contractual obligation, the pilots were free to leave at their own will.
Hindustan Times quoting sources said that with half of the flying experience of these senior pilots, they can become a captain in a private airline. Also, the career progression opportunities are limited in Air India.
The pilots who have quit are senior co-pilots with 4,000 hours of average flying experience.