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India's DGCA extends deadline to phase out expatriate pilots

19-Nov-2009 11:37 AM

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) reportedly announced plans to extend the deadline for domestic carriers to phase out expatriate pilots, beyond the current 01-Jul-2010 deadline, as the DGCA expects 150 expatriates will still be required beyond this date (Business Standard, 19-Nov-2009). The following carriers reportedly employ expatriate pilots:

  • Air India: 153;
  • Jet Airways: 200;
  • IndiGo: 25;
  • Kingfisher: 200;
  • SpiceJet: 22.