Aviation Air India to be operational till privatisation: Hardeep Singh Puri to employees Updated : January 03, 2020 06:44 AM IST All the unions opposed privatisation, but the minister stated that the government does not have funds to infuse into Air India. The minister expressed his displeasure over pilots and engineers demanding the government-owned airline to waive off their notice period. At present, the union has 800 pilots as its members. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.