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Trained pilots to be rostered in fog

delhi Updated: Nov 30, 2011 23:39 IST
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EK Bharat Bhushan

Interview with EK Bharat Bhushan, Director general of civil aviation.

Do domestic airlines have sufficient CAT III trained pilots to ensure smooth operations?
All airlines have enough people this time. There has been a drastic improvement in the number of trained pilots.

Will you take action against airlines operating without trained pilots this year?
All airlines are now either acquiring trained pilots or training their own pilots to fly in foggy conditions.

Pilots trained to fly in dense fog are often found flying in sectors where the sky is clear...
I have asked all airlines to roster CAT III-B trained pilots in Delhi during densely foggy periods to the maximum extent possible.

Smaller aircrafts that can't operate during fog often clog traffic on ground. Will these aircraft be disallowed from operating during fog?
It will be ensured that the operations of such smaller aircrafts doesn't obstruct others during foggy conditions.

(As told to Sidhartha Roy)