Air Asia India is currently advertising for First Officers and Captains, so for those of you looking for a job, get yourself registered now!
The First Officer jobs are for Indian citizens only.
You can register at: http://www.airasia.com/…/about-us/india-first-officer.page
IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER FOR THE POSITION of First Oficer, THE REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Must hold a valid Indian CPL/IR with an unrestricted class one medical certificate;
A minimum of 200 hours total flying time;
English language fluency (written and verbal comprehension); must be at least equal to ICAO English level 4;
Must be an Indian citizen;
A320 type rating would be advantageous
So for most recent graduates, you would meet the requirements, remembering that the A320 rating is not a requirement – as they say, only advantageous.
Air Asia is expected to start operations in India within the next 2 months and will be starting small with just a couple of aircraft, but with big future plans.
Speaking in Manila, Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes says AirAsia has studied the market for a long time despite its challenges and competitive market, “we feel moderately optimistic.”
He said with a new government in place, a wave of optimism and a strengthening rupee and stock market, “it’s a good time to be in India.” Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi is to be inaugurated on Monday.
“There’s a billion people there, how strange if we can’t make it work,” Fernandes said.
The Airline was granted its Air Operator certificate by the Indian DGCA on May 7th 2014 and is the first foreign airline to set up a subsidiary in India. Air Asia India will initially operate the A320-200 aircraft. It will start with just 3-4 aircraft and currently has an in principle licence to import 10. Clearly if the business succeeds, it will need many more to service its needs.
Remember each aircraft needs 6-7 crews (thats 12-14 pilots) to keep it flying, so every extra aircraft is significant for employment opportunities.
Wishing you success with your application and hopefully your future career with Air Asia.