For the first time ever, a woman has become the CEO of an Indian carrier, with the government appointing Harpreet A De Singh as the CEO of Air India’s regional subsidiary Alliance Air.
As per Times of India, Harpreet Singh was the first woman pilot to be selected by Air India in 1988. Though she could not fly due to health reasons, she has been very active in the area of flight safety.
Singh will hold the charge of Alliance Air CEO post till further orders. Singh is currently Air India’s executive director.
In place of her, the new ED of AI will now be Captain Nivedita Bhasin, one of the airline's most senior commanders currently flying Boeing 787 Dreamliner