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Down Graded Indian Aviation’s Regulator DGCA Now To Watch Health Of Pilots

[New Delhi]I)Down Graded Indian Aviation Regulator DGCA Now To Watch Health Of Pilots
DGCA has set a committee to look into the norms for checking pilots’ health in the wake of the recent German wings plane crash.
“There is a committee which is looking into it (the norms for assessing pilots health),” Director General of Civil Aviation M Sathiyavathy told reporters.She, however, refused to elaborate more on the issue.
“I cannot comment further,” Sathiyavathy said.The move by Directorate General of Civil Aviation comes in the wake of the recent Germanwings airline plane crash in the Alps in which it is alleged that a mentally disturbed co-pilot crashed the plane killing all 150 people onboard.
As of now, nine domestic airlines, which employ over 3,000 pilots, carry out such tests on their pilots at the point of induction but there are no subsequent appraisals of their mental state. They, however, undergo physical fitness tests every six months.
Sathiyavathy also said that the DGCA is also recertifying all flying schools and non-scheduled operators, following the restoration of India’s aviation safety rating back to the top category by the US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) early this month.
The FAA had downgraded India from Category I to Category II last January.
“For re-certification, we took up Air India and Jet Airways on a priority basis as they fly to the United States.
Then we took up Vistara, Air Pegasus and Air Costa (the two regional carriers operating out of the southern region). Other scheduled airlines are being taken up now,” DGCA said.
The re-certifcation implies that the aviation regulator is satisfied that the airlines meet all the prescribed safety and security norms.She was speaking on the sidelines of a function jointly organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce
The function was organised to announce the dates for the 5th edition of the India Aviation international conference- exhibition in Hyderabad from March 16 next year. .

UAE Carriers Introduce All Time Procedure Of Two Crew Members For Cockpit

UAE Carriers introduced Precautionary Procedure Of Two Crew Members For Cockpit.This Has Come After German wings Disaster
Leading carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways said today that their cockpits will have two crew members in at all times under new procedures introduced in response to the German wings disaster.
Investigators believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked his captain out of the cockpit of Flight 4U 9525 and deliberately steered the Airbus A320 into a French mountainside last week, killing all 150 people on board.

World Leaders Share the Sorrow & Pain of the Families of Ill fated German wings flight

[Washington DC,New Delhi] World Leaders Share the Sorrow & Pain of the Families of Ill fated German wings flight
US President Barack Obama has expressed condolences to Germany and Spain and the victims of a plane crash in the Alps.
“Our thoughts and our prayers are with our friends in Europe, especially the people of Germany and Spain, following a terrible airplane crash in France.
PM Of India Narendra Modi said
Crash of the Germanwings flight is extremely unfortunate. We share the sorrow & pain of the families of those on board.
As Per European media a jetliner operated by the German Wings airline has crashed in the south of France
German Wings Is low-cost carrier, a spin off of major German carrier Lufthansa.