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Low-cost airline pilots overworked, struggling with fatigue and monotony

Pilots and commanders say that a more "humane" approach towards them would go a long way

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cockpit The A320neo’s engine problems have led to several stressful weeks of flying for commanders and co-pilots of IndiGo and Go Air. While the problem may be behind them for now with the grounding of 11 aircraft, flying with a low-fare airline in India is not a piece of cake. After four years of flying as a co-pilot, Navneet Sarin, 32, is the commander of a low-fare airline in India.

Sarin is married, has a child and lives in Gurgaon. His reporting time on one of the days of his last week’s roster was 4.35 am. He takes off from Delhi and lands at ...

First Published: Thu, March 29 2018. 07:00 IST
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