Home to some of the world's most ancient surviving civilisations, India is both vast and diverse in terms of its people, language, natural environment and cultural traditions. The country’s 5,000 year old civilisation has produced beautiful architecture and sculpture. The natural beauty of India showcases some of the most stunning scenery, from vast desert plains dotted with bright Indian sari’s and rolling tea plantations surrounded by some of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Each region is completely different to the next and there is so much to explore within this incredible country.
Contemporary India’s increasing prosperity and cultural energy are seen in its continually developing infrastructure and diverse industries, in its huge number of science and engineering staff, in the pace of its agricultural expansion, and in its rich and vibrant cultural exports of music, literature, and cinema. Though the country’s population remains largely rural, India has three of the most populous and cosmopolitan cities in the world - Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi. Three other major Indian cities - Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad - are among the world’s fastest growing high technology centres, and most of the world’s major information technology and software companies have offices based in India.
A fascinating destination for thousands of expatriates, India is a developed and highly industrialised country which provides a comfortable standard of living and a taste of a truly intriguing culture.
Interesting Facts about India
India has around 60,000 American and 32,000 British expats living there.
India has three basic seasons: a hot summer from March to May; a cooler winter from October to February; and a rainy or monsoon season from June to September.
Over 350 million people speak English so it is often used as a common language in business and politics.
India occupies a vast peninsula in Southern Asia, which is bordered on the east by the Bay of Bengal and on the west by the Arabian Sea.
India’s currency is the rupee and is divided into 100 paise.
Transport in India is frequent and inexpensive. Consider domestic flights or sleeper trains if travelling across country.
Delhi - Located in the heart of India, the capital city is one of the country's major trade hubs. Thanks to its continuous economic growth sustained by investment, as well as its historical and cultural heritage, New Delhi is a bustling melting pot of people from various cultures.
Mumbai - Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai is another major economic, industrial, and trade hub which attracts expatriates from all over the world in large numbers. As a result, Mumbai is quite ‘Westernised’ and modern, with excellent infrastructure. Having inherited a rich British colonial past history and possessing a booming Bollywood industry, the city is the seat of the Bombay and National Stock Exchange and headquarters several multinational corporations.
Kolkata - As one of Eastern India's most vibrant cities, Kolkata is a choice destination and those who move there enjoy a low cost of living and a fantastic experience of Indian culture and tradition, as well as the region's rich historical heritage.
Chennai - Chennai, which is the Tamil Nadu region’s capital city, is known to be one of the best Indian cities for quality living. Traditional yet progressive, expatriates find the former fishing village to be culturally vibrant and less busy than other metropolitans in India.
Ahmedabad - Nicknamed the "Manchester of India", Ahmedabad is the country's sixth biggest city. Located in the State of Gujarat, Ahmedabad attracts expatriates in large numbers due to its modern infrastructure.
Bengaluru - With its many IT parks, Bengaluru is India’s Silicon Valley. With a relatively low cost of living the city is quite charming and much appreciated for its pleasant tropical humid climate throughout most of the year, as well as its vibrant nightlife
Hyderabad - Located in South India, Hyderabad is an outstanding city, created from two States: Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. It is nicknamed the "City of Pearls" as it is a major pearl and diamond manufacturing and trade hub. Like many Indian cities, Hyderabad showcases a rich Indian history and culture.
Pilots flying with GoAir can expect a range of benefits including an excellent monthly fee. Housing and travel allowances, a choice of commuting roster patterns and multiple options for base residence, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru or Hyderabad will be provided.
Rishworth Aviation is currently accepting applications from pilots who meet, or are close to meeting the following requirements for GoAir A320 Captain pilot jobs.
4000 Total Flight Hours
2000 Total PIC Hours
1000 Total Glass Cockpit Flight Hours
500 A320 PIC Hours
10 hours of flying on A320, including 3 take off and landings within the last 6 months
Current A320 IR/LR and valid Class1 Medical
English Language Proficiency Level 4 or above
Aged under 60 years old
Rishworth Aviation has supported pilots in India for more than 16 years and has an in depth understanding of the Indian aviation environment. We provide outstanding support to pilots throughout the application and screening process from the minute you land in India to begin working with GoAir and throughout your time with the airline. Rishworth Aviation provides a dedicated India-based representative,
After retiring from Air India as General Manager - Finance in 2008, I joined Rishworth as a Senior Advisor. I am a Chartered Accountant, a law graduate and have extensive experience in various finance roles with Air India in Hong Kong, Nairobi, New York and India. I am based in Mumbai and assist Rishworth for all aspects of business in India including supporting pilots on assignment in India, liaison with our airline clients in India, and business development in the region. My hobbies are reading, movies, music, cricket and travelling.