DGCA draws lessons from Lion Air crash: Indian pilots flying Boeing 737 MAX must train on simulator

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a statement on Thursday said Indian pilots flying Boeing’s 737 MAX should be trained on a simulator replicating the events that led to Lion Air crash in near Indonesia.

An Indonesian Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX jet, on its way to Jakarta from Bali, crashed on October 29 killing all 189 people aboard. An interim report did not give a specific reason for the crash but hinted at maintenance problems at the airline and training of the staff. The report also focused on a sensor replaced by the aircraft manufacturer.

Pilots of the doomed Lion Air flight JT610 fought a hard battle with the aircraft’s automatic safety-system. Read More

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