December 2010 archive

Unravelling ADM (Aeromedical Decision Making)

Aeromedical Decision Making (ADM) is a paradigm, a template and a tool. ADM as a paradigm presently consciously practiced by Civil Aviation Authority, New Zealand; and it is a logical template to be applied by other regulators as well, while it is a useful tool in the hands of Aviation Medical Examiners (AME).

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Unsafe Deceit – Air India extends Pilots’ duty hours

It is interesting to hear about Air India, with alleged concurrence of DGCA (since denied), ordering its pilots to continue flights beyond their mandated duty hours. This operational order, now being withdrawn, raises questions about arm twisting tactics of an organization already having had a tragic crash at Mangalore recently. Their Flight Safety department seems …

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Aviation Safety – Is the Future Bleak?

Is the future of Aviation Safety being compromised as the activity in the air is increasing rapidly each day?

The Road Ahead: IAM and Beyond…

Thoughts around the contribution being made by IAM at present and how it can play a big role towards ushering in a new era with expanding its wings (literally) and going beyond its current structure and lead India for a successful manned mission to space.

The Excitement continues – Practicing Military Aviation Medicine

Practicing Military Aviation Medicine the specialist has to be prepared to deliver solely not as a physician but to be the friend, philosopher and guide…

The Last Frontier – Human Spaceflight Programme

It is the next logical step for our technologically advancing nation coming on its own that the Indian scientists aspire to explore the last frontier – Man in Space. The scientific know-how and the determination to prove itself amongst the exclusive manned space mission club is what spurs our space scientists to take up the …

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Alas! Only Small steps are taken in India: Civil Aviation Medicine

Civil aviation in India is booming  – a second airport is in offing in Mumbai; Mysore airport opened for commercial flights and more tier 2 cities are preparing to connect to the regional aviation hubs; and the airfare related war of words between the airlines and the government continues. But what does it bode for the …

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These are exciting times: The boom in Indian Aviation The Indian economy juggernaut rolls on, driving the sleepy industries of the country including the aviation – both commercial and industry. The boom in commercial aviation is evident for all to see, with the Indian Railways losing their passengers to the low cost aviation carriers, and …

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