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Harpreet Singh appointed CEO of Alliance Air, first woman of Indian Aviation Career-The Aviation

New Delhi, November 04, 2020: A woman has develop into the CEO of a scheduled passenger Indian carrier for the first time with the federal government appointing Harpreet A De Singh to the place for Air India’s regional subsidiary Alliance Air.

Singh is at present AI’s government director (flight security). Captain Nivedita Bhasin, one of AI’s most senior commanders at present flying Boeing 787 Dreamliner, would be the new ED (flight security) in place of Singh.

AI chairman and managing director Rajiv Bansal issued an an order on Friday saying Singh “will hold the charge of Alliance Air CEO post till further orders.” Captain Nivedita Bhasin has additionally been requested to head a number of different departments given her expertise.

Alliance Air isn’t being bought off with the Air India-AI Express-AISATS mix and can stay a PSU for now. AI’s outdated Boeing 747s might be transferred to Alliance Air, which at present has a fleet of turboprops, if the Maharaja will get a purchaser and is privatised.

Harpreet Singh was the first woman pilot to be chosen by erstwhile Air India in 1988. However, she couldn’t fly due to well being causes and has been very lively within the space of flight security. Singh has headed the Indian Women Pilot Association the place Bhasin and different senior ladies commanders like Captain Kshamta Bajpai are seen as function fashions by budding pilots.

Air India has the very best ration of woman pilots amongst Indian carriers. Indian airways noticed extra ladies making use of for pilot jobs in primarily two phases: mid-Nineteen Eighties after which from 2005 when personal low value airways began taking wings.

Erstwhile Indian Airlines was the first right here to rent ladies pilots within the early Nineteen Eighties. Captain Saudamani Deshmukh was the first woman commander (of a Fokker Friendship) in India. While world common of woman pilots has been 2-3%, India has been at over 10% according to the reports published in theaviation.in.

Harpreet A De Singh

Executive Director & Chief of Flight Safety, Air India

She is President of Indian Women Pilots’ Association (IWPA) affiliated to 99s world organisation. She is also Chairman of ‘Aeronautical Society of India’, Mumbai Branch & Council Member at Headquarters of AeSI and has presented many papers in various International conferences.

She obtained Commercial Pilot’s Licence from IGRUA in 1988 and was selected as first woman pilot in Air India. She is a qualified Instructor who imparts DGCA approved Technical training for all Pilots, Flight Engineers, Flight Despatchers on CAT-II/III, RVSM, ETOPS, MNPS, FMS, etc on all aircraft type of Air India which are A310, B747-400, B747-200/300, B737-800 & B777. She is also qualified as an Instructor for Human Factors and CRM training and has conducted many “Train the Trainer” courses for airlines and corporate organisations.

She is the First Lady Chief of Flight Safety in India and also the first woman Head of Quality Management Systems in an airline and the first Lead Auditor and Evaluator for International Quality and Safety Standards for IOSA, ISAGO and LOSA. She has obtained the diploma in Safety Management System and Risk Management and the first woman head of Corporate SMS and Convener for the Risk Management in an airline. She is also the first woman to head the Emergency Response in an airline and conceptualize the ‘Angels of Air India’ for Humanitarian Response. Her previous role included the additional responsibility to Head the Environment Management and Green Initiatives, besides the Fuel Management and Operational Efficiency Programme.

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