04 August 2022

Air India Express | B737 Pilot


Applications are invited from Type Rated Experienced Pilots on B 737 NG Aircraft for the position of Type Rated Captain to fill up vacancies at different bases in India.


a) Age Limit: 55 years as on 01.08.2022.
b) TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION: Candidates should be in possession of:
i. Type Rating on B 737 NG should be endorsed on Indian ATPL.
ii. ATPL issued by Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India.
iii. FRTO license issued by DGCA.
iv. RTR issued by Ministry of Communication, WPC Wing, Government of India.
v. All Licenses shall be valid at the time of application and joining and current on B737-800.
c) Current passport (if not available, proof of submission of application to be attached. Possession of passport mandatory at time of joining).



Class-I Medical Fitness Certificate by DGCA, Government of India, which should be valid at the time of application & joining. (Candidates must have done their last DGCA Medical/Renewal within preceding 6 months/1year, as applicable). Additionally, candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment company medical examination.

Note: Candidates below 152.5 cm are not eligible. Candidates between 152.5 and 162.5 cm will be accepted subject to ergonomic check during their pre-employment medical exam. The decision on acceptance of candidates between 152.5 cm and 162.5 cm height will be solely on discretion of Air India Express Ltd Management and no dispute in this matter will be entertained.



Type rated P1

500 hours as PIC on B737 800 at the time of joining.

f) Preference will be given to candidates willing to be based at any of south Indian stations of Kozhikode, Kannur and Tiruchirappalli.


One year probation on being released as Type Rated P1 and thereafter absorbed on permanent pay scale up to 58 years of retirement age.


a) Psychometric Test
b) Personal Interview
c) Simulator Flight Proficiency Test
d) Pre-Employment Medical Examination
e) Background Verification
f) NOC from current employer


Candidates are expected to join the Company immediately upon receipt of the Offer letter.


For Type Rated P1 as per Industry standard.

a) Loss of License and Accident Compensation: entitlement as per company policy.

b) Group Family Medical Insurance: entitlement as per company policy.

c) Passages: entitlement as per company policy.


a) All those appointed will have to undergo- in house training as per prescribed syllabus depending upon the level of experience and recency.

b) Selected candidates will also have to execute a performance bond after completion of each subsequent training/endorsement/TRI/Change of A/C type, depending upon the training involved (as decided by Air India Express) which will be stated in the agreement to be executed at the time of appointment.

HOW TO APPLY (Strictly for this recruitment exercise):

a) All candidates who are meeting with the eligibility criteria mentioned in this advertisement, are required to download application form from our website and send the duly filled application form to recruitmentpilots1@airindiaexpress.in, in the prescribed format only and compulsory subject line as “Post applying for B737NG Type Rated Captain”. Contact number: 022- 26263123(HRD Mumbai)
b) Note: copies of supporting documents are not required to be scanned and sent at this stage. Only prescribed application form should be sent.
c) Prima facie eligible candidates, on the basis of application, will only be called for the selection Process subsequently, on provisional basis.
I. Candidate is required to submit the original application in the prescribed format, along with Self-Attested Copies of supportive documents in respect of Item Nos. 3 and 11 to 18 of the application, accompanied with 02 recent (not more than 3 months old) passport size-colored photographs-matt finish paper with light background, with name on the reverse of the photographs.
II. Original certificates will be required to be brought along for verification purpose only, at the time of the selection process, but should not be submitted/ attached along with the application. The company is not
Responsible for returning any original copy/s of certificates/ testimonials submitted with the application.
III. Recent (not more than three months old) passport- size colored photograph of the full face (front view) should be pasted neatly in the space provided in the application form.
IV. Applications which are incomplete/ not meeting the prescribed Eligibility Criteria/Without requisite documents/candidates not in possession of the requisite licenses, such candidates will not be allowed to appear for the Selection Process. No communication in this regard shall been entertained.
V. For Blank application format visit the careers page of our website www.airindiaexpress.in


a) The candidature is purely provisional, at any stage of the selection process in case it is detected that the particulars provided by the candidate in the Application Form or testimonials supplied are found to be incorrect/false or the candidate does not meet with any of the eligibility criteria prescribed for the post, or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her application shall be treated as NOT ELIGIBLE and his /her candidature will stand rejected.
b) Based on requirements of the Company, the candidate may be positioned at any station in the network.
c) The Company, at its discretion, may assign additional ground duties, as and when required.
d) Candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions and prescribed criteria and the particulars furnished by them in the application are correct in all aspect.
e) Candidates must note that, if any of these shortcomings is/are detected even after the appointment, his/her services are liable to be terminated, without giving any notice or reason there for.
f) Any canvassing by or on behalf of the candidates or other outside influence with regard to their selection/recruitment shall be considered as a DISQUALIFICATION.
g) Compliance with all applicable DGCA Rules is mandatory. Any information if found to be in contravention of any of the DGCA regulations, strict action will be taken and the candidature/ employment will be terminated and the candidate/employee will have to pay the damages to the company for the training and/or the bond amount will be encashed.
h) Court jurisdiction will be Mumbai in case of any disputes.

Recruitment Team- Air India Express Ltd