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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.