Aircraft to Employee Ratio in Air India
As on 31.01.2012, the aircraft to employee ratio in Air India was 1:237. There is no benchmark for aircraft : employee ratio in the industry. It varies from airline to airline depending upon the nature and extent of functions performed in house as well as the operational network of that airline. Most of the airlines have outsourced majority of their non-core functions such as aircraft major maintenance activities, ground handling activities, vigilance, transport, medical, civil engineering, etc. and also do not maintain departments such as Raj Bhasha, Internal Audit, etc. where as Air India performs these functions in house. The Government has approved hiving off the MRO and Ground handling business by Air India to its subsidiary companies viz. Air India Engineering Services Ltd. (AIESL) and Air India Air Transport Services Ltd. (AIATSL), which would bring down the number of employees in Air India and improve the Aircraft: Employee ratio to 1: 92.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri K.C. Venugopal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.