New Delhi: Assuring the Civil Aviation Minister Ravi Vayalar, the pilots of Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) on Thursday said they will not disrupt flight services during agitation. In turn, Ravi told them that the Air India management will also try to solve their various issues.

IPG’s pilots are unhappy over the fact that Air India management is not giving them much preference in case of flying Boeing 787 aircrafts. They are not in favour of Indian Commercial Pilot Association’s (ICPA) pilots who are related to eastern Indian Airlines, getting dreamliner training. It is remarkable that 23 pilots had taken sick leave while 101 pilots had threatened to put in their papers and asked for NOC from the management to join other airlines protesting management’s move.

IPG had also filed a plea in Bombay High Court in connection with their various demands. During the hearing, the management informed the court that it has postponed the Dreamliner training for a month. Next hearing will take place on November 14.

After getting a positive response from the management, IPG has promised Ravi that they will continue their routine work. This apart, the pilots who were on leave have started rejoining their duties. However, Indian Commercial Pilot Association has not welcomed the move and threatened to resign.

JPN/Bureau