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Indigo to introduce new technology to detect fatigue for Pilots

Indigo to introduce new technology to detect fatigue for Pilots

IndiGo pilots will soon use a wrist device and a ground device to track their levels of fatigue and measure their focus both before and after flights.

This programme, carried out in collaboration with the renowned French aerospace giant Thales group, intends to collect useful data for refining flight plans and rosters, thereby reducing pilot fatigue.

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The programme will utilise de-identified data from all sources, including historical data, real-time data, and predictive analytics. We are still dedicated to protecting the physical and mental health of our pilots, which will eventually improve passenger safety, the airline said in a statement.

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This programme will provide information on the demographic data, including facts on routes, pairings, crew profiles, and other factors. The recent death of an IndiGo pilot has brought attention to the problem of pilot fatigue.

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In the next months, it will also run a proof-of-concept testing to evaluate pilots’ attentiveness. The airline will assess the accuracy of the recorded data after this process is finished. The ground devices, where pilots will first take a five-minute test, will be housed at IndiGo hubs in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai.

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