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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
Vistara flies into North East, launches flights to Guwahati

Apr 02, 2015

Vistara flies into North East, launches flights to Guwahati

Vistara now flies to seven destinations - Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bagdogra with a fleet of five Airbus A320s. #Business #CompanyWatch #Guwahati #North East #Civil aviation #Vistara #Phee Teik Yeoh #Tata-SIA joint venture #Bagdogra
Bangalore-based Air Pegasus to commence operations from 12 April

Apr 01, 2015

Bangalore-based Air Pegasus to commence operations from 12 April

Bangalore-based Air Pegasus, which recently acquired flying permit from aviation regulator DGCA, on Wednesday said it plans to commence operations from 12 April with flight services to Thiruvananthapuram and Hubli. #NewsTracker #airlines #Thiruvananthapuram #Air Pegasus #Decor Aviation
US FAA report on India's aviation safety likely by 10 April

Mar 31, 2015

US FAA report on India's aviation safety likely by 10 April

On 31 January, last year, the FAA had lowered India's safety ranking to Category-II from Category-I which the country had been holding since 1997. #NewsTracker #DGCA #Federal Aviation Administration #Aviation safety #Mahesh Sharma
Germanwings tragedy: Why foolproof aviation security will never be a reality

Mar 31, 2015

Germanwings tragedy: Why foolproof aviation security will never be a reality

Germanwings Flight 9525 crash into the French Alps is a tragedy beyond words. One co-pilot 27 years-old German national Andreas Lubitz of Dusseldorf has made a mockery of all that the airlines across the world have done in the recent past at the behest mostly of ICAO to secure flights on the ground and in air. #InMyOpinion #Aviation industry #Germanwings #Andreas Lubitz #Flight 9525 #Aviation Security
IPO buzz: IndiGo planning to raise around Rs 2500 cr by May-end

Mar 27, 2015

IPO buzz: IndiGo planning to raise around Rs 2500 cr by May-end

India's biggest carrier, IndiGo, is preparing to file documents for a stock listing to raise $300 ( Rs 1,900 crore) to $400 million ( Rs 2500 croree), two sources with knowledge of the plans said, as it looks to cash in on a booming air travel market. #Aviation #IndiGo
German airlines rush to adopt new cockpit security rules post Airbus A320 crash

Mar 27, 2015

German airlines rush to adopt new cockpit security rules post Airbus A320 crash

German aviation association BDL said all German airlines had agreed to introduce new rules requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times #World #Aviation #Lufthansa #News #crash #airplane #Germanwings
Germanwings disaster: Why a pilot crashing an airplane may be tougher in India

Mar 27, 2015

Germanwings disaster: Why a pilot crashing an airplane may be tougher in India

With European investigators as well as Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, acknowledging that the Germanwings Airbus A320 that slammed two days ago into the French Alps, killing 150, was most likely deliberately crashed by 28-year co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, questions are sure to arise on what can be done to prevent such a scenario from ever occurring again. #CriticalPoint #DGCA #Lufthansa #Directorate General of Civil Aviation #pilot #Germanwings #Andreas Lubitz #safety rules
Stunning twist to Germanwings tragedy: Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane into Alps

Mar 27, 2015

Stunning twist to Germanwings tragedy: Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane into Alps

As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said Thursday. #France #Aviation #Lufthansa #Alps #pilot #Germanwings #Andreas Lubitz