PILOT

  • Air India cabin crew complains against pilot for upgrading his son to first class on flight 3 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Air India cabin crew association has sent another complaint to the Aviation Ministry against a flight captain who allegedly upgraded his son to first class on a flight. A previous complaint was filed against the official after his daughter took a crew bunk meant for the first officer during...
  • Love for selfies in the air, Jet Airways pilot poses with friends in cockpit November 18, 2014

    Love for selfies in the air too! A Jet Airways pilot allegedly allowed his friends and colleagues to access the highly sensitive cockpit and pose for pictures. The action showcases an utter disregard for civil aviation safety guidelines. The matter came to light after Sahil Arora, the pilot in question,...
  • For this terminally-ill boy, the dream of becoming a fighter pilot comes true November 14, 2014

    Ambala/New Delhi: For 14-year-old Chandan, who is terminally ill with cancer, it was a dream come true - thanks to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Delhi-based NGO Uday Foundation. On his birthday on Thursday, as a part of his gift, he was made to wear the full uniform of...
  • British jets intercept Russian bombers November 2, 2014

    London: Britain has scrambled RAF fighter jets for a second time this week after at least one Russian Bear bomber approached UK airspace. The Ministry of Defense said that RAF Typhoons based at Lossiemouth in Scotland intercepted the aircraft. Images released with the statement showed one bomber, but the ministry declined...
  • Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight November 1, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said. Two pilots were aboard the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January. It was not immediately...
  • IAF fighter jet Su-30MKI crashes near Pune October 14, 2014

    Pune: An Indian Air Force fighter jet Su-30MKI crashed at village Theoor near Pune on Tuesday evening. Both the pilot and the co-pilot have ejected safely. The plane was on a training sortie when it crashed into a field. It crashed while coming in for landing at a distance of approximately...
  • Railway loco driver alleges harassment at the hands of seniors October 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A loco-pilot who requested for rest after four continuous night shifts as his health was suffering was in turn punished by railway authorities. Loco-pilot C Pradeep had requested rest stating that he is unwell and safety will be a concern if he is continuously on duty. But he received...
  • British Airways pilot on trial over child sex with underage boys September 24, 2014

    London: A British Airways pilot is facing trial in the UK for allegedly committing child sex offence against underage boys in India and Britain. Bartle Frere is alleged to have used his job to meet underage boys and lavish them with money and gifts during stopovers in India between long-haul...
  • Air India suspends pilot, ten cabin crew members for indiscipline September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking its crew to task for lack of discipline, Air India on Wednesday suspended a pilot and ten cabin crew members for delaying some recent flights, including an international service, by not reporting for duty on time. The suspensions were carried out after repeated complaints...
  • People have moved beyond love jihad: Sachin Pilot on Congress's victory in Rajasthan bypolls September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress was in a celebration mode in Rajasthan as the party won three out of four seats in the state in the recently held bypolls. Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot thanked people and said that it was the result of the party's hard work in the past...
  • Pilot turns Malaysia Airlines flight around after defect September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early on Sunday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late on Saturday, but the Boeing 737800...
  • Air India set to send pilots to fill shortfall in Express service September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said on Sunday. The move would help Air India, which may face the problem of...
  • Lufthansa cancels 110 flights due to pilots' partial strike September 11, 2014

    Berlin: German airline Lufthansa cancelled 110 European and domestic flights on Wednesday due to a new round of partial strikes by its pilots based in Munich, affecting around 13,500 passengers, the airline said. On Tuesday, the airline announced that its intercontinental flights would operate as planned, although delays could be expected. Early...
  • Jet management, JetLite pilots meet; no decision on demands September 9, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A meeting between Jet Airways management and pilots of its subsidiary airline JetLite was held on Tuesday but no decision was arrived at on the issue of demands of the pilots, who are opposed to their shifting to the parent company. However, the company, in a statement termed the...
  • Jet Airlines denies discrepancies after DGCA takes action against 140 pilots September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: While denying reports of any notice from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Jet Airways on Saturday said that they are confident that their training meets all DGCA and International Standards. The clarification comes after the DGCA on Saturday took action against 140 Jet Airways pilots and...
  • Post the MumbaiBrussels flight incident, DGCA takes action against 140 Jet airlines pilots September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big blow to the Jet Airways, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday has taken action against 140 Jet Airways pilots and issued show cause notice to 131 of them for flying without clearing the biannual pilot proficiency check (PPC), which is a mandatory exam. The...
  • Frankfurt: Lufthansa flights grounded in new pilots' strike September 5, 2014

    Frankfurt Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said it will cancel 200 flights on Friday, affecting 25,000 passengers, as a consequence of a pilots' strike to be held later in the day. The pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit has called for a sixhour walkout between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm (15002100 GMT) over plans...
  • Pilots, crew face twice the risk of skin cancer September 4, 2014

    Washington: Airline pilots and cabin crews face double the risk of deadly skin cancer compared to the general population and increased exposure to UV rays at higher altitudes may be to blame, according to new research. Several studies have suggested a higher incidence of melanoma in pilots and flight...
  • Book paints the stories of Indian fighter pilots from 1971 war August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The heroism, gallantry, flying skills and unmovable determination displayed by Indian fighter pilots during the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh is the subject of a new book. Recounted in third person by Dhirendra S Jafa, Wing Commander (Retd.) Indian Air Force, Death Wasn't Painful, brought by Sage books, salutes...
  • No factionalism in Congress, says Sachin Pilot August 17, 2014

    The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newlyappointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism. "There is no factionalism. There can be differences of opinion,...
  • Mid air scare: Pilots admit to taking naps while on duty August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As the news of Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels dropping to 5,000 feet due to the apparent callousness of the pilots surfaced, officials have admitted of instances when both the pilot and the co pilot have left the cockpit when the plane has been midair. "I...
  • Congress to launch membership campaign from August 20 August 14, 2014

    To revive enthusiasm of party workers and leaders, Rajasthan Congress will start a membership campaign on August 20, the birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The campaign will be launched on August 20 at the districtlevel first, then it will go to village and tehsil levels later in the...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. Jet is also conducting...
  • MumbaiBrussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, copilot says she was busy on her tablet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the flight...
  • DGCA issues notices to 22 Indigo pilots for not serving 6 months notice period August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued a showcause notice to 22 Indigo pilots. The notice has been issued after the regulator asked all Indian airlines to submit a list of pilots who have left the airline without serving a mandatory notice period of six months. The DGCA...
  • Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal removed due to political vendetta: Sachin Pilot August 7, 2014

    Condemning the sacking of Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, Rajasthan Congress said her removal is "unconstitutional" and has been done due to "political vendetta". In a statement issued here, Rajasthan PCC president Sachin Pilot said Beniwal has a special image in Indian politics as a former Cabinet minister and Deputy Chief Minister...
  • Congress to relaunch membership drive from August 14 August 6, 2014

    RajasthanCongresswill relaunch its membership drive from August 14 in its effort to associate maximum number of people with the party in the state. "The membership drive will be restarted. Details of new members joining the party would be collected from all the parts of the state," PCC President Sachin Pilot said...
  • Crime against women has risen in BJP rule: Sachin Pilot August 5, 2014

    Expressing concerns over "rising" crime rate in Rajasthan, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot today said there has been an increase in the cases of crime against women during the BJP rule. A recentlyreleased report of Rajasthan Crime Records Bureau has pointed out towards the rise in crime rate and a Jaipur...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban Development...
  • Skylens: New smart goggles to let pilots see through fog July 26, 2014

    London: In some good news for pilots who often face adverse weather conditions such as fog, torrential rain and dust storms, new smart goggles have been developed that can help them in smooth landing and take off. The goggles known as Skylens have been created by an Israeli company and can...