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Aviation regulator DGCA recommends measures to boost mental health of crew

The regulator is of the view that the pressures and stressors at workplace and personal life cannot be addressed through these professional skills, procedures or knowledge

While traffic is steadily rising, it is still less than the peak in March when 7.8 million people flew and also down 50 per cent from pre-pandemic levels.
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The regulator is of the view that the pressures and stressors at workplace and personal life cannot be addressed through professional skills, procedures or knowledge.

BS Web Team New Delhi
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday issued guidelines for boosting mental health of flight crew and air traffic controllers (ATCOs). Peer Support Programme and Pre-Employment Psychological Assessment are some of the recommendations proposed by DGCA.

According to media reports, pilots, cabin crew, and ATCOs will have to undergo detailed clinical mental health assessment at an Indian Air Force (IAF) centre whenever a concern arises regarding their mental state that could impact performance and ability to operate safely.

The regulator is of the view that the pressures and stressors at workplace and personal life cannot be addressed

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 12:51 PM IST

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