According to sources, the National Aviator’s Guild (NAG) has demanded that the airline removes all foreign pilots after a recent incident in which foreign pilots allegedly assaulted a designated examiner during a training session in Bengaluru.
The airline currently employs around 60 foreign pilots. The union has more than 900 members.
In a statement, the company said that it is an equal opportunities employer and has a limited percentage of expatriate pilots.
“Jet Airways is an equal opportunities employer. We today, employ a multi-cultural workforce of over 15,000 people across the globe and are regarded as an employer of choice in the aviation sector,” said a Jet Airways Spokesperson said.
“As an Indian airline operating internationally, Jet Airways has always focused on recruiting the brightest talent and today, has best-in-class cockpit crew from around the world, including a limited (marginal) percentage of expatriate pilots.”