Trade representative: China airlines can offer a job to the pilots “Transaero”

Trade representative: China airlines can offer a job to the pilots “Transaero”


Local personnel in China is not enough because of the specificity of training, lack of maturity of the national school, branching routes, so Chinese airlines operates a lot of foreigners, said Russia’s trade representative in China Alexei Gruzdev.

MOSCOW, 16 Nov. Airlines from China might show interest in hiring pilots “Transaero”, which is currently in a difficult financial situation, believes Russia’s trade representative in China Alexei Gruzdev.

“The market for pilots in China. Local frames is not enough because of the specificity of training, lack of maturity of the national school, branching routes, so Chinese airlines operates a lot of foreigners,” he said in an interview.

“In this sense is not excluded that such a demand can be made, especially given the qualifications and experience of the Russian pilots,” — said Gruzdev, answering the question of whether the Chinese companies to show interest in the pilots “Transaero”.

Transaero airlines has been unable to service debts, which form together with the leasing obligations of about 250 billion rubles. Sale of tickets is stopped and passengers are transported group airlines “Aeroflot” and other carriers. The certificate of the operator Transaero withdrawn on 26 October.

The full version of the interview is available on the website ria.ru at 13.00 GMT.