New Charter Pilot Jobs in India

A new company in India is launching the country’s first small piston engine airplane on demand air-charter service, starting with a fleet of two Cirrus SR22 aircraft. Manav Singh, the Chairman of Air Car (and Club One Air) states that the seats are expected to be priced competitively with business-class airline tickets and half the price of competition’s air-charter options. The company will fly out of Delhi and serve destinations within a 300 mile radius, including several emerging cities that lack airline service. “Air Car offers the option to travel faster to these places at reasonable rates,” said Uttam Kumar Bose, former CEO of Air Sahara, and a partner in Air Car.

Air Car has 10 SR-22s on order per Mr. U.K. Bose. The company plans to add 2-3 airplanes each quarter and expand nationwide over the next 5 years. The company is also working to offer package deals to corporate clients.

“We will fly to short distances and the price to charter a plane would be as low as an executive class ticket in a full service carrier between Delhi-Chandigarh, which is about Rs. 10,000 one way” Manav Singh, chairman Air Car said.

Managing director of the company Mr. Uttam Kumar Bose said, “In India, only 200 people can afford to charter a plane in a year. We want to change that and provide low-cost options and in the next 2 years we are looking at 20,000 passengers.

So what does all this mean to unemployed DGCA CPL holders in India? New pilot jobs! If Air Car is planning to add 2-3 aircraft per quarter over the next 5 years, that equates to 8-15 new aircraft per year or about 50 aircraft over the next 5 years. Each aircraft usually should have a crew of 4 pilots each (small aircraft, charter on demand type flight operations), and that means 200 new pilot positions over a period of 5 years.

And I don’t think Air Car is going to be strictly SR-22 either. I am sure they are going to add various other smaller piston and jet aircraft to serve India’s short distance charter on demand market. Also, others are definitely going to join in to compete for the same market.

If you are a CPL holder in India, this should be a good news for you.

30 thoughts on “New Charter Pilot Jobs in India”

  1. sir

    i KSHITEEJ SAVARDEKAR an aspiring pilot has finished my cpl and my no is 8885 i finished my cpl 2 months back, sir i have the required knowledge for the job and an excellent track recordin practical flying , know my job better minimum no. of hss. required for trainning. sir i would like to apply for the post of first officer in your respected company looking forwqqard for your kind reply. thanking you

  2. Dear Mr. Savardekar, this is a free informational blog. To apply for the job, you need to go to the company’s official site. You can do a Google search on Club One Air and then apply over there. Thanks for visiting and wish you all the best.

  3. In aviation world, everything is relative. So yes, they may be seeking candidates with a certain number of flight hours, but then again, beggars can't be choosers. For example, if they want to hire someone with 1000 hours total time, and out of all the resumes they have received, the highest experience pilot has 700 hours of total time, then most probably they will consider hiring him/her. A lot of other things matter as well. Let's say a pilot applicant with 500 hours total time, but 200 hours in the specific make and model (Cirrus SR-22 in this case), with 100 hours actual IFR – now this would be a much better pick compared to 2000 hours in a C-172 N model doing VFR cross countries.
    In simpler words, don't be discouraged with what they are seeking, keep sending out your updated resumes (once every 6 months), and keep adding credentials to your resume, like CFI, AGI, IGI, additional category and/or class, aircraft checkouts…anything you can get your hands on..and keep doing it…until you get there.

  4. Sir/Mam i am Pradeep want to apply as cabin crew in AIR CAR, may i know when can i apply for same.
    Thanks and Regards
    Pradeep Upadhyay

  5. Sir / Madam
    I Amritjot singh finished my cpl, sir i have the required knowledge for the job. i would like to apply for the post of first officer in your respected company looking forward for your kind reply. thanking you

  6. Dear Capt. Amritjot Singh,
    Please apply with Club One Air directly. This is simply a free blog providing free information on general aviation, flight training and pilot jobs scenario. We are not engaged in flight training, flight school or pilot job placement business. Best.

  7. hi, I am a CPL holder in India. I want a detailed information about the company.

    I am interested in flying in this organisation.

  8. sir, i want to become a pilot . so, i am doing cpl trainning after compeleting my training how i can get job in airlines. what is the starting salary of different airlines company. plz send as soon as possible.

  9. Dear Sir/Mam,
    I am glad to get information which was posted for your company and i really agreed with your point of choosing the pilot having quality and quantity at the same time, I would like to apply for your upcoming opening of jobs, I am having 1829hrs exp. behind me and hope i can be be one of the hand to make this company grow faster.
    Thanks
    Prashant singh

  10. Sir,
    I would like to apply for the post of first officer in Air Car
    charters .could you pls tell me how to go about it.
    thanks

  11. What type of pilots are these once the person concered has mentioned that it is a free blog for infomation purpose and i dont understand why people still posting for a job.

    Regards

    Happy Landings

  12. i would like to apply for the post of first officer in Air Car
    charters .could you pls tell me how to go about it.
    thanks

  13. i jst wnat to know that the new cpl holders which are having og 300 HRS they are being recruitd r ntt

  14. nw even i was going for the tarining for the cpl tarining and my feriend ias doing frm us flying accademy even he is taking the chief insructor traing also so he will get the jobs after taking liicense or nt alred y there is shortae of jiob in india so and even i ave read that 50% of job holders are nt gettinng the job

  15. Sir / Madam

    I Amritjot singh finished my cpl, sir i have the required knowledge for the job. i would like to apply for the post of first officer in your respected company looking forward for your kind reply. thanking you