804 foreign pilots in service with Indian carriers

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has so far cleared 804 foreign pilots to fly in India, the minister of civil aviation, Praful Patel, informed the parliament on Thursday.

So far, the highest number of pilots (271) has been employed by Jet Airways while Air Deccan has 149 foreign pilots, the minister said in a statement.

Other airlines also employing foreign pilots include Air India (117), Kingfisher Airlines (95), Indigo (66), SpiceJet (42), Paramount (21) and Alliance Air (20), Patel said.