AirAsia India appoints 2 to top management

Aug 29 2013, 00:02 IST
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SummaryAirAsia has appointed Amit Singh as the director of flight operations and Ganpathy Sampath as head of engineering for its proposed venture AirAsia India.

AirAsia has appointed Amit Singh as the director of flight operations and Ganpathy Sampath as head of engineering for its proposed venture AirAsia India. Amit has about 20 years of airline experience, with the last seven years dedicated to developing and managing budget airlines. He has more than 11,000 flying hours on the Boeing B777 and Airbus A320 and has flown with Air India, IndiGo and Scoot. Some of his key achievements have been in the field of flight operations, training and flight safety. Amit was actively involved in the launch of IndiGo in 2006 and elevated to the position of chief pilot, training, soon after. Ganpathy Sampath has over 30 years of aviation experience and he has 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 & Communication from UVCE, Bangalore and M Tech (Aero) from IIT-Madras. He owns a DGCA license and has worked on various types of commercial, business, general aviation, helicopters and military aircraft. AirAsia India CEO 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.” At present, AirAsia, through its operations in Thailand and Malaysia, connects Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruchirapalli (Trichy), Kochi and Kolkata.

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