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Chopper operators decide to slash pilots’ pay to cut costs

Chopper operators decide to slash pilots’ pay to cut costs


Kathmandu, April eight

Chopper operators of the nation have authorized the proposal of Air Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) to scale back the wages of aviation employees for price administration.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all of the flights besides rescue flights have been halted at current, leading to all the aviation business incurring heavy losses.

Hence, to deal with this case, a gathering of AOAN held on Monday had determined to suggest slashing the wages of aviation employees.

A gathering held as we speak authorized the choice, however it is going to be relevant for chopper operators just for now, knowledgeable Yog Raj Kandel, spokesperson for AOAN.

As per him, the essential wage of pilots can be within the vary of Rs 75,000 to Rs 125,000, whereas the essential wage of engineers can be between Rs 25,000 and Rs 75,000 primarily based on their designation. Likewise, fundamental wage of key submit holders will start from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 whereas fundamental wage of different staffers can be Rs 13,450 per 30 days. The operators may give extra allowance as per their comfort.

However, a chopper pilot, in search of anonymity, mentioned that they don’t have any choice aside from to simply accept the AOAN’s choice.

“Though a steep lower, getting a part of the wage is best than the affiliation’s earlier plan to ask us to take unpaid go away,” the pilot mentioned.

“Citing the worldwide apply, the operators might have despatched their staffers on unpaid go away,” the pilot additional mentioned, including. “However, as they’re simply decreasing the wage of aviation staffers working for chopper corporations, we can be accepting the choice.”

Along with this choice, AOAN has additionally determined to droop flight insurance coverage and take up solely floor insurance coverage of choppers. Except for rescue flights, a complete of 27 choppers of 10 chopper operators are grounded in the meanwhile.

So the choppers operators can be taking solely floor insurance coverage that covers damages that happen whereas the plane is on the bottom.

AOAN has additional determined to get better the due funds from a number of organisations because the revenue of airways corporations and chopper operators has been affected for the final two months.

Meanwhile, Kandel mentioned that AOAN has determined to donate Rs 2.5 million to the federal government’s COVID-19 aid fund.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 09, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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