Pilots

  • Air India suspends pilot, ten cabin crew members for indiscipline 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an auto-pilot 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 737-800...
  • Air India set to send pilots to fill shortfall in Express service 5 days ago

    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 Mumbai-Brussels 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 bi-annual 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 six-hour walk-out between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm (1500-2100 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 newly-appointed 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 mid-air. "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 district-level 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...
  • Mumbai-Brussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, co-pilot 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

    Rajasthan Congress will 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 recently-released 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...
  • Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat July 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a pilot project to run 'electric-buses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the state-run Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential companies...
  • AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai were stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said. Air India Express flight IX 243 was scheduled to take off for Doha at 3.55 pm on Saturday. However, it was...
  • Congress holds protest in Jaipur over inflation July 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress on Tuesday held a protest in Jaipur, accusing BJP of "betraying" people by failing to take measures to curb inflation and not providing them relief after coming to power both at Centre and the state. Addressing party workers in a dharna outside the collectorate in Jaipur, PCC chief Sachin...
  • Congress holds protest over inflation, accuses BJP of betraying people July 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress on Wednesday held a protest in Jaipur, accusing BJP of "betraying" people by failing to take measures to curb inflation and not providing them relief after coming to power both at Centre and the state. Addressing party workers in a dharna outside the collectorate, PCC chief Sachin Pilot said that...
  • Nearly 100 pilots found drunk in pre-flight tests since 2011 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost 100 pilots have been punished for being drunk ahead of flights between 2011 and June 30 this year, though there has been a declining trend of alcoholism among the cockpit crew, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. From 2011 till June 30 this year, a total of 97...
  • BJP attacks Pilot for 'misguiding' people over MGNREGA July 6, 2014

    Rajasthan BJP slammed state Congress chief Sachin Pilot alleging that he was trying to impress his party high command by making baseless statements against Chief Minister Vausandhra Raje, whom he had criticised a day before for "seeking" to repeal MGNREGA. State BJP president Ashok Parnami alleged that the Congress leader was...
  • Sachin Pilot accuses Modi of 'double-speak' July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of double-speak on the issue of food inflation and price rise, the Congress on Sunday said the PM and the party spoke in a different voice when they were in opposition. Underlining that this is a government which has come in with a clear...
  • Air India management to meet pilots for unions' integration, salaries July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India has called a meeting of its two pilot unions in New Delhi on Monday to discuss various issues, including integration of the unions and salaries, sources said on Sunday. The meeting assumes significance as it comes days before Air India formally gets inducted as the...