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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 ...