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Saleem Zaheer

  • Saleem Zaheer

    Vice President Global Business Development/XTI Aircraft Company

  • Saleem Zaheer

    Vice President Global Business Development - XTI Aircraft Company

    Saleem Zaheer is Vice President Global Business Development for XTI Aircraft Company.
    Saleem served as Vice President Flight Operations and Vice President Special Projects for IndiGo, India’s largest airline, between 2009 and 2016. He then set up an aviation operations consultancy in the US.
    He is a pilot with over 40 years and 15,000 flight hours on 28 different aircraft including the MiG 21, Learjet, Boeing 777 and Airbus 320. He was an Indian Air Force fighter, transport, instructor and VIP pilot, a corporate pilot and a pilot for United Airlines in the US. He was Chief Pilot and Postholder Flight Operations for Air Arabia in the UAE, 2004 to 2007.
    Saleem was a member of India’s National Airspace Management Advisory Committee, a national body responsible for effectively managing Indian airspace between civil and military users. He was appointed an Aviation Expert to the Aerospace & Aviation Sector Skill Council by the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation in May 2016. He has led flight operations for three airlines.