Pilots compelled to drive trains –

BERLIN: Whereas the Corona epidemic has severely affected the aviation trade world wide, pilots have additionally been affected by the disaster to such an extent that they’ve taken off from the air and began skilled driving on the bottom.

A whole bunch of pilots in a number of international locations have been compelled to drive trains after dropping their favourite jobs, in response to particulars, from railway corporations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, public transport in Hong Kong and constitution bus operators in Australia. Searching for, airline pilots are altering their career.

Based on German media stories, the German railway firm Deutsche Bahn was dealing with a scarcity of practice drivers even earlier than the Corona epidemic, it’s being mentioned that now these unemployed airline pilots will be capable of meet the scarcity of practice drivers within the railway corporations.

On this regard, the railway firm mentioned that it has thus far obtained job purposes from 1500 pilots and members of the air crew, out of which 280 folks have been supplied employment thus far, together with 55 pilots. ۔

“Pilots are typically skilled and dependable, so the practice driver sector wants comparable skilled expertise,” the report mentioned.

Nevertheless, there’s a distinction within the revenue of an airline pilot and a practice driver. Based on the German railway firm, the annual revenue of a skilled practice driver ranges from 44 to 52 thousand euros (with out tax deduction), together with further bonuses Whereas a Lufthansa pilot earned as much as 65,000 euros (excluding taxes) throughout his first 12 months of service.

It needs to be famous that the annual revenue of a pilot with 20 years of expertise doubles, whereas many airways had diminished the salaries of pilots as a result of Corona epidemic.

Yancey Schmidt, a spokeswoman for the German Pilots’ Union Cockpit, mentioned: “Through the Corona Disaster, we often advise everybody to contemplate their ‘Plan B’, and plainly for pilots, Plan B. All that’s left is to drive a practice, tram or bus.


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