If the rush for pilots is an indicator, the airline industry is alive and well in India. Local pilot groups had asserted themselves enough over the past few years to lobby the Directorate General of Civil Aviation against the hiring of foreign flight crew. Airlines are supposed to end all contracts with expatriate pilots by July 2011. On the whole, many carriers that were cutting capacity and reeling under aggregate industry losses of close to $1.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March ...

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