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Capt Rohit Bhasin is new ED of Air India Eastern Region

Capt Rohit Bhasin has taken over as the Executive Director of the Eastern Region of Air India.

A distinguished pilot with a rich experience of corporate administration, Bhasin had joined Air India in 1986 as a promising pilot.

He succeeded A Rane, who served as ED, Eastern Region for the last two years.

Bhasin has been one of the youngest pilots to train in and operate the Boeing 747 and regularly commanded VVIP flights.

He was one of the first commanders of the ultra long-haul Boeing 777 aircraft and among the first to commandeer Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Bhasin has operated almost all wide-bodied aircrafts the national carrier has been flying over the last three decades and has held responsible positions as GM (Operations) in the Western Region, Eastern Region and in Headquarters before taking over his current responsibility.

Bhasin hails from a family of pilots, with his father Capt Jaidev Bhasin having worked as one of the longest serving pilots in the erstwhile Indian Airlines.

His wife Capt Nivedita Bhasin is also one of the most senior and accomplished pilots with Air India. Keeping up the family tradition, Bhasin's children are also professional pilots.