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Indonesia says faulty part, crew action factors in last December's AirAsia crash

Dec 02, 2015

Indonesia says faulty part, crew action factors in last December's AirAsia crash

Problems with a glitch-prone rudder component and the way pilots tried to respond were major factors in the crash of an Indonesian AirAsia (AIRA.KL) jet last year that killed all 162 on board. #Pilots #NewsTracker #AirAsia #Investigation #Air Asia crash #air crew
Three fliers deboarded for MoS Kiren Rijiju to cockpit fights: Check out the mad, mad world of Air India

Jul 02, 2015

Three fliers deboarded for MoS Kiren Rijiju to cockpit fights: Check out the mad, mad world of Air India

The series of controversies surrounding Air India never seem to die. From fighting pilots in the cockpit to finding a lizard in a biryani, Air India has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. And it seems to have done it again when the airline's cabin crew served meat to some Jain pilgrims on a on Leh-Delhi flight returning from Sindhu Darshan festival. #Pilots #air india #Cabin crew #Shareworthy
SpiceJet Bombardier Q-400 fleet pilots get 20-25% pay hike, salary at par with Boeing commanders

May 26, 2015

SpiceJet Bombardier Q-400 fleet pilots get 20-25% pay hike, salary at par with Boeing commanders

SpiceJet has over 400 pilots and it has recently announced to hire 100 more pilots in view of its plans to increase its fleet size to 45-50 planes by March next year. #Business #Pilots #SpiceJet #CompanyWatch #Salary #Bombardier Q-400 #Ajay Singh #Gulf carriers
 DGCA panel looking into norms for checking pilots' health

Apr 24, 2015

DGCA panel looking into norms for checking pilots' health

The DGCA head also denied that national carrier Air India was given any dispensation as far as operating flights with less than required number of cabin crew was concerned. #Pilots #air india #Jet Airways #NewsTracker #DGCA #Federal Aviation Administration #Ministry of Civil Aviation #Vistara #air costa #M Sathiyavathy #Germanwings #Air Pegasus
DGCA is right: An upgraded safety record doesn't mean India can afford to get complacent now

Apr 24, 2015

DGCA is right: An upgraded safety record doesn't mean India can afford to get complacent now

The DGCA also hinted that some pilots found wanting in proficiency checks have been issued notices and that she has begun re-certifying flying training schools and non-scheduled airlines as well. #India #Pilots #TheySaidIt #DGCA #aeroplane #FAA #Aviation industry #M Sathiyavathy #Safety upgrade
IndiGo annouces bonus for pilots, cabin crew

Apr 08, 2015

IndiGo annouces bonus for pilots, cabin crew

However, the airlines is also facing attrition with many of its pilots are being poached away by the Gulf-based carriers. #Business #Pilots #IndiGo Airlines #CompanyWatch #Salary #bonus #Civil aviation #Cabin crew
Air India to reward pilots who make onboard announcements in Hindi

Apr 06, 2015

Air India to reward pilots who make onboard announcements in Hindi

The issue had come up for discussions during a recent meeting of the civil aviation ministry and the airline management, sources said, adding that it was decided to reiterate the earlier instructions in this regard. #Pilots #air india #Narendra Modi #Hindi announcements
AI pilots' body writes to DGCA about 'stressed' junior pilots in cockpit

Apr 02, 2015

AI pilots' body writes to DGCA about 'stressed' junior pilots in cockpit

Pointing out that a pilot's job is high-pressure and stressful, ICPA said that "several hundred people's lives are in jeopardy if a pilot commits a mistake". #ICPA #Pilots #air india #NewsTracker #Aviation #Mental health #Airbus A320 #Germanwings #Andreas Lubitz