Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: Pilots

Mental health of pilots under scanner after plane crash in China

An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots in 2015 found 12.6% suffered from depression while 4.1% experienced suicidal thoughts.

Helicopter, transport pilots missing in IAF top ranks. It is a fighter-dominated Service

AVM Mohey is the first helicopter pilot to be appointed Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training, in nearly three decades. IAF needs policy change.

Aviation industry picks up as Covid clouds clear, but there’s another problem in the skies

After thousands of pilots were laid off or decided to retire in the face of last year's Covid induced economic crisis, airlines are aggressively trying to rehire staff.

8 flying schools in the works, Modi govt hopes more pilots get their wings in India

Flying Training Organisations are being set up across Karnataka, Maharashtra, MP and Assam to prevent aspiring pilots from having to receive training abroad. 

Why having just one pilot in the cockpit is a terrible idea

Statistically, that sounds sensible. But aviation safety isn’t about averages. It needs to be built around the edge cases, where pilots need to work together to solve a problem.

Vaccinated late, ‘left to fend for ourselves’, airlines staff say as Covid kills 14 pilots

National carrier Air India lost five pilots, Vistara two. IndiGo was the worst hit with seven deaths. Airline employees blame management for delayed vaccination.

‘Mandatory breathalyser tests increase risk of Covid’: Pilots body ask DGCA for temporary ban

Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association cites climbing Covid cases in India, says breathalyser tests could increase risk for airline crews, notes they should be treated as frontline workers.

Pilots, cabin crew won’t fly for 48 hours after getting Covid vaccine shot, says DGCA

DGCA says if Covid-19 symptoms remain for over 14 days, a medical examination will be conducted to see if the crew is fit for flying.

Grounded pilots without practice spark safety fears for some airlines

Pilots aren’t getting enough opportunity to fly because airlines have grounded planes & scaled back operations due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Singapore Airlines pilots say yes to upto 60% pay cuts to save their jobs

Earlier this month, Singapore Airlines said it will cut about 4,300 jobs. The company had put staff on unpaid leave, and crew not flying stopped receiving flight allowances.

On Camera


The shrine to Khandoba at Jejuri, a Deccan god worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims | Wikimedia Commons

‘Historic hurt’ is a modern phrase. Muslims were integral to South Indian gods

The legends of Vavar and other South Indian gods venerated by both Hindus and Muslims show that the Deccan's religious history in the region is far more complex.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.