Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Our pilots handled ILS failure incident professionally: Air India

New Delhi: Praising its pilots’ ‘professional handling’ of the incident with the Instrument landing System (ILS) failure, while landing at New York airport on September 11, 2018, Air India today said that handling of incidents like these ‘speaks volumes about the national carrier’s enviable safety record.’
“The cockpit crew of the Air India Boeing 777-300 aircraft operating flight AI-101 of September 11, 2018, from Delhi (India) to New York successfully made a non-scheduled landing at New Jersey Airport braving adverse weather conditions and unexpected technical issues, and proving once again the class, expertise and experience of Air India’s pilots to face any such eventuality and come out in flying colours. The professional approach with which they navigated the flight to land safe speaks volumes of Air India’s enviable safety record based on the airline’s strong foundations of training, engineering and maintenance standards and skillset of its operations crew,” the national carrier said in a statement.
The cockpit crew comprising Commanders Rustom Palia and Sushant Singh and co-pilots R S Bhatti and RS Vikas decided to initiate a Go Around reporting an unstable approach. “The decision to 'Go-Around' and divert was commendable and done in the interest of Flight Safety. The flight also carried more than adequate fuel reserves,” Air India said.
18/09/18 Economic Times

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