Senior pilots will now have to serve a 12-month notice period before joining another airline, with aviation regulator DGCA coming out with new rules. The notice period, however, may be reduced if the air transport undertaking provides a no-objection certificate to a pilot and accepts his resignation earlier than the period stipulated in the amended rules, as per the amended Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR).
Notwithstanding opposition from the pilots’ community, on the new rules coming into effect immediately, Jet Airways’ pilots’ union has voiced strong opposition to the DGCA decision along with National Aviators Guild (NAG) President D Balaraman who said “We seriously object to this new rule. We were opposed to it and we remain opposed to it. We will strongly protest this move along with all pilots from all airlines.”