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.

Half of British pilots fall asleep on the job: Survey

More than half of Britain`s airline pilots have fallen asleep in the cockpit and a third have woken up to find their co-pilot asleep, according to a survey.

Two pilots kidnapped in Lebanon alive: Turkey

Ankara: Turkey on Monday said the two pilots kidnapped in Lebanon earlier this month are alive, and that it knows roughly where they are.

Passengers eye legal action against Boeing, Asiana

Asiana Airlines Inc and Boeing Co are facing potential legal action by passengers who were on board a flight that crashed in San Francisco on July 6, killing three and injuring more than 180, according to US court filings.

Asiana to sue over bogus pilot names gaffe

Asiana on Sunday said it was planning lawsuits against US transport authorities and a TV station for mistakenly confirming and airing false and offensive names for the pilots behind its fatal crash in San Francisco.

US news channel apologises for `racist` prank on Asiana pilots

US news channel has apologized for wrongly reporting the names of the pilots onboard the Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6.

Asiana Airlines crash: Pilots delayed evacuation by 90 seconds

The ill-fated Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crash-landed at San Francisco airport had a delayed evacuation as the pilots told the flight attendants to let the passengers stay in their seats, it has emerged.

Crash pilots were `very experienced and competent`: Asiana chief

Asiana Airlines` chief executive on Tuesday defended two pilots at the centre of the carrier`s fatal crash in San Francisco, saying the pair were "very experienced and competent".

SC notice to aviation regulator on pilots` flight duty

Supreme Court Monday issued notice on a petition for contempt of court proceedings against aviation watchdog for its alleged failure to bring in new norms to regulate pilots` flight duty time limit.

Two MiGs collide in Algeria, pilots killed

Two military pilots were killed in Algeria when their MiG fighter planes collided mid-air, the Algerian defence ministry said Tuesday.

Half of aircraft pilots fall asleep at the controls: Study

One-in-three airline pilots have fallen asleep at the controls of jetliners carrying hundreds of passengers, a new study has claimed.