Air India phases out freighters, pilots sacked

Air India phases out freighters, pilots sacked
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Feb 17 2010. 06 16 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 17 2010. 06 16 PM IST
Mumbai: As national carrier Air India plans to phase out Boeing 747-400 and A-310 freighters, several pilots flying these aircraft, are also on their way out.
People familiar with the development said on Wednesday, Air India has already terminated the service contracts of 30 senior most commanders flying these planes and many more are on the chopping block.
“The service contract of 30 pilots have been terminated effective from February 18,” they said.
The airline has served a month’s notice to these pilots in January, saying that their services were no longer required by the national air carrier.
Air India currently has six Boeing 747-400 and two A-310 cargo carriers in its fleet.
Recently it leased out two another A-310 freighters to Delhi-based cargo airline, Aryan Cargo.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 17 2010. 06 16 PM IST