COCKPIT

  • 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...
  • 'Missing Malaysian jet's flight route was re-programmed for diversion' March 19, 2014

    As the search for the missing flight MH370 continues, CNN's Martin Savidge shows how easy it is to change course from the cockpit of a Boeing 777 - all this from inside a flight simulator. ...
  • 2 Air India pilots suspended for allowing an actress inside cockpit July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Two Air India pilots have been suspended for allowing Kannada actress Nithya Menon into the cockpit. The incident was reported to Air India authorities by a government officer who was travelling on the same flight. In violation of the DGCA guidelines, the pilots, Jagan M Reddy and S...
  • DGCA may allow pilots to take a short nap on long flight May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Don't be surprised if you get to know that your pilot is sleeping in the cockpit on a long flight! Rules have now been framed to allow them to take a power nap to fight fatigue, of course under stringent conditions. Taking cue from global best practices, aviation...
  • 'Half of aircraft pilots fall asleep at the controls' November 20, 2012

    London: Oneinthree airline pilots have fallen asleep at the controls of jetliners carrying hundreds of passengers, a new study has claimed. The research carried out in Austria, Sweden, Germany and Denmark, found that four out of five pilots have to cope with fatigue while in the cockpit. The European Cockpit Association...
  • Half of aircraft pilots fall asleep at the controls: Study November 19, 2012

    London: Oneinthree airline pilots have fallen asleep at the controls of jetliners carrying hundreds of passengers, a new study has claimed. The research carried out in Austria, Sweden, Germany and Denmark, found that four out of five pilots have to cope with fatigue while in the cockpit. The European Cockpit Association...
  • Kingfisher pilot who flew woman in cockpit taken off duty August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A Kingfisher pilot, who had allegedly flew a woman in cockpit in violation of safety rules from Delhi to Mumbai on Sunday last, has been taken off the duty pending a probe by the airline. Taking a strong view of the violation of safety rules by a senior...
  • Kingfisher pilot may be grounded, says DGCA August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday sought a report from the Kingfisher Airlines after reports that one of its pilots allowed a woman passenger in the cockpit in direct violation of its rules. The DGCA said that if the reports were found to be true, the...
  • Kingfisher pilot compromises aircraft security August 23, 2012

    A Kingfisher Airlines pilot on Thursday reportedly allowed a woman passenger in the cockpit, asking his copilot and the crew members to stay out of it. ...
  • KFA pilot breaks rules, allows woman in cockpit August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: A Kingfisher Airlines pilot on Thursday reportedly allowed a woman passenger in the cockpit, asking his copilot and the crew members to stay out of it, in direct violation of the rules of the DGCA. The incident happened aboard a MumbaiDelhi flight. The pilot in question is also supposedly the...
  • 'Army official flouting aviation norms must be penalised' June 7, 2012

    Aviation Safety Consultant Captain Mohan Ranganathan says the army official must be penalisd. ...
  • Army officer flouts aviation safety norms June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, aviation rules were being flouted by a senior Army official. The incident took place on a GoAir flight from Leh to Jammu on Wednesday when Lt General Ravi Dastane entered the cockpit during the flight. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reacted to...
  • No unauthorised entry in cockpit: DGCA to pilots April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to reports of pilots allowing entry of unauthorised persons in the cockpit and flyers snapping photos from inside planes, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has warned of strict action against airlines or individuals violating guidelines on the issue. The directive came after...
  • Report blames pilot error for Mangalore air crash November 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The final report on the crash of the Air India Express plane at Mangalore airport, in which 158 people were killed, has been submitted to the Civil Aviation Ministry. Civil aviation sources have told CNNIBN that the crash was caused by pilot error. Sources say the report claims pilot...
  • Wahab entered the cockpit, says Air India inquiry April 14, 2008

    New Delhi: After being offloaded from a flight last week for being late, an internal inquiry by Air India has found that Muslim League MP from Kerala, Abdul Wahab entered the cockpit. Air India sources say an internal inquiry has found that the Kerala MP Abdul Wahab had indeed entered...
  • Pilot locked out of the cockpit! September 1, 2006

    Ottawa: The pilot of a Canadian airliner who went to the washroom during a flight found himself locked out of the cockpit, forcing the crew to remove the door from its hinges to let him back in, the airline said Wednesday. The incident occurred aboard a flight from Ottawa to Winnipeg...