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Taiwan says 10 of 49 ATR pilots fail test, will be suspended

Taiwan’s aviation regulator said on Wednesday 10 of TransAsia’s 49 ATR pilots have failed oral proficiency tests on handling an aircraft during engine failure following a fatal airline crash in the capital last week. 

Single pilots to fly commercial jets in future
Single pilots to fly commercial jets in future

In the era of automation, a new study by the US space agency is looking into whether single pilots can fly large commercial jets so that the shortage of trained airline pilots can be resolved.

Hong Kong carrier Cathay pilots in 'work-to-rule' over pay dispute

Pilots of Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific were due to start work-to-rule action today after long-running pay talks broke down, raising the prospect of delays and cancellations in the run-up to Christmas.

Automated cockpits affect pilots' emergency skills
Automated cockpits affect pilots' emergency skills

Prolonged use of cockpit automation negatively impacts pilots' ability to remember how to perform these key tasks in case of an emergency, a new research shows.

71 pilots grounded this year by DGCA

At least 71 pilots were grounded this year for various reasons, including being found tipsy, with about half of them belonging to no-frill carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Islamic State training pilots to fly fighter jets

 Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State (IS) are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, media reported Friday.

New ash detector to warn pilots of volcanic eruptions

To help prevent air traffic chaos following a volcanic eruption, a Norway-based company has invented an ash detector that attaches itself to a plane, so pilots receive a warning before flying into dangerous particles.

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Pilots reported drunk for duty, reveals RTI

Many pilots across the country were found to have high blood alcohol levels during checks.

Air France strike into third day, as PM urges pilots back to work

Air France scrapped more than half its flights Wednesday as pilots extended a strike into a third day, defying Prime Minister Manuel Valls who urged them to stop their "incomprehensible" industrial action.

Air India set to send pilots to fill shortfall in Express service

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.

China says 2 pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country's first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said, in a rare admission of problems with the hugely popular naval program.

AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots

As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai are stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said.

IPG seeks reinstatement of sacked Air India pilots

Indian Pilots Guild has requested Air India, which formally became a member of the Star Alliance today, to take back pilots sacked in 2012 for striking work.

Nearly 100 pilots found drunk in pre-flight tests since 2011

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.

2 pilots presumed dead in German mid-air crash

German police say two civilian pilots whose military-chartered jet crashed after colliding with a fighter plane are presumed dead.

Soon, pilots to fly brain-controlled flights

It is indeed true that your brain can actually work wonders. Scientists have achieved the daunting task of flying an aircraft with the help of just brain commands.

Technology to lower risk of midair collisions

Here is a new technology that has successfully lowered the risk of midair collisions in small aircraft.

Air France warns recovery at risk due to major pilots` strike

Air France warned Tuesday a pilots` strike due next month risked hampering the airline`s painstaking recovery just as the company is emerging out of the woods after years of losses.

Ensure no unauthorised cash in flights for poll campaign: DGCA to pilots

DGCA has directed pilots and crew of aircraft or helicopters flying VIPs for poll campaigning to ensure that no unauthorised cash, narcotics or arms are carried in the flight.