New Director of Flight Operations and Head of Engineering for AirAsia India announced

by BA Staff

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AirAsia announced the appointment of Amit Singh as the Director of Flight Operations and Ganpathy Sampath as the Head of Engineering for AirAsia India.

Amit Singh has 20 years of airline experience, more than 11,000 flying hours on the Boeing B777 and Airbus A320 and has flown with Air India, IndiGo and Scoot. He was actively involved in the launch of IndiGo in 2006 and elevated to the position of Chief Pilot Training soon after. Amit has earned a Fellowship from the Royal Aeronautical Society of the United Kingdom for outstanding contributions in the profession of aeronautics. Outside of aviation, he is a national level sportsman and has won medals at the National and State level Target Shooting Championships.

Ganpathy Sampath has over 30 years of Aviation experience having served at HAL, Jet Airways, Honeywell Aerospace and Go Airlines, where his career progressed from engineer to General Manager. He is an engineering graduate with a BE in Electronics and Communication from UVCE, Bangalore and M.Tech (Aero) from IIT Madras. He also has a DGCA license and worked on various types of commercial, business, general aviation, helicopters and military aircraft. Over the years working on Airbus, Boeing, ATR Embraer aircraft, he has gone through the process of aircraft-induction, maintenance-line, base and shop, quality, engineering technical services, planning, procurement, logistics and lease. He has pioneered the STC/Modification/project management of TCAS, EGPWS, CVR, DFDR, Satcom, ACARS on various aircrafts / airlines in South East Asia covering India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brunei.

Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia India, Mittu Chandilya said

“We are proud to have Amit Singh and G.Sampath on board. AirAsia India will definitely benefit from their wealth of expertise and experience. I welcome both of them to the AirAsia India family.”

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