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  • Social media causing sleep deprivation in pilots, says IAF Chief Dhanoa

    Bengaluru (Karnataka): Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Friday said that being online for longer hours on social media is causing sleep deprivation in pilots. Speaking at the 57th annual conference by Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine, the Air Force chief said that being active on social media till late hours causes sleep deprivations in pilots and it is very important to have a check mechanism for the same.

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    Salary delay: Jet Airways’ pilots warn of “non-cooperation”

    Mumbai: With Jet Airways delaying salaries of its pilots and engineers for the second consecutive month amid a severe financial crunch, its pilots have warned the management of “non-cooperation” over default on payments. The Naresh Goyal-promoted private airline, in which UAE national carrier Etihad holds 24 per cent stake, is facing acute cash crunch after posting two back-to back quarterly losses this year.

  • DGCA suspends licence of 2 Jet Airways pilots for runway incursion at Riyadh

    Mumbai: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the flying licence of two Jet Airways pilots for attempting to take off an aircraft from a taxiway parallel to the runway at Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia last week. As many as 148 people on board the Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight escaped unhurt after the aircraft went off the runway following an aborted take off from there on August 3, the airline had

  • Air Force to relax med restrictions, ease entry

    New Delhi : A number of abnormalities or ailments which earlier rendered people unfit to gain entry into the Air Force or fly aircraft are soon set to go. With no scientific evidence to back notions like spinal deformities affect flying; the Air Force will soon modify its medical norms for pilots and new applicants declared unfit due to this reason.

  • Jet Airways flights across India disrupted as pilots report sick

    Passengers travelling on Jet Airways across India had a harrowing time at the airports on Tuesday when their flights were delayed and cancelled without any reason. Over 15 flights were cancelled and others delayed by more than an hour.

  • Official: Plane in Chicago had rare, serious engine failure

    Chicago: Pilots were forced to abort a takeoff and evacuate passengers from a burning American Airlines flight on a runway at Chicago O’Hare International Airport after the airliner experienced what a federal official said was a rare and serious type of engine failure.

  • Mig-21 crashes in Rajasthan

    New Delhi, A Mig-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Barmer in Rajasthan on Saturday. Both pilots are safe, said IAF officials.

  • AI operations partially hit as pilots skip duty

    New Delhi : Air India’s flight operations were partially affected on Sunday with a section of pilots deciding not to report for duty in protest against pending issues related to salary and allowances, besides alleged denial of weekly off.

  • Pilots arrested for alleged drinking before UK-US flight

    London : Two pilots were arrested in Scotland on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger plane to the US, said the police. The two men were detained at Glasgow Airport yesterday before they were due to fly to Newark in New Jersey. Concerns were reportedly raised over the pair ahead of the 9:00 AM (1330 IST) UA162 flight. The service, carrying 141 passengers, eventually

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    Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

    Cairo: The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo today for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world. After the two-day flight from Spain, just one final leg lies between it and its final destination, Abu Dhabi, where it started its odyssey in March last year.

  • Germanwings probe recommends more medical checks for pilots

    Paris : The French probe into the crash of a Germanwings plane deliberately flown into a mountain by the co-pilot recommended more stringent medical checks for pilots in its conclusions published, reports AFP.

  • Brain stimulation technique can boost pilots’ navigation

    New York: Neurostimulation, a brain stimulation technique originally developed to help patients with brain injuries such as strokes and depression, can also be used to improve learning and skill retention in pilots, says a study, reports IANS.

  • Pilots blamed for 2014 TransAsia crash on Taiwan island

    Taipei: Two TransAsia Airways pilots caused a 2014 plane crash that left 48 people dead by flying too low as they attempted to land on an island during a typhoon, Taiwan’s aviation authorities said today. Taiwan’s aviation body said the pilots flew below the minimum altitude required in poor visibility caused by Typhoon Matmo on July 23, 2014, in its final report into the airline’s second fatal accident in a year.

  • Navy pitches for women pilots but no combat role as yet

    New Delhi : The Indian Navy on Wednesday ruled out combat role for women for the time being citing government rules but has pitched for inducting them as pilots for its fleet of maritime reconnaissance aircraft.

  • Flyers feel ‘lucky to be alive’ after hail damages plane

    Boston : Over 130 people onboard a Delta Airlines flight had a lucky escape when the planes’s windshields and nose cone got severely damaged midair as hail pelted the Airbus as it flew through a powerful thunderstorm, forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing.

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    UK pilots took part in anti-IS bombing in Syria

    London : British pilots ‘embedded’ with coalition forces have carried out air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria despite a vote in parliament against military action in the strife-torn country, expanding the UK’s role in the campaign against the dreaded terror outfit.