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The April 2018 issue of Cruising Heights pieces together the Pratt & Whitney GTF engines- A320neos problems. Snags with the engines have continued to dog the A320neos prompting regulator DGCA to order grounding of 600+ flights of IndiGo and GoAir. Was the grounding a panic reaction? The engine makers say a solution has been found but the domestic operators' growth plans have gone awry and fliers are in a state of panic. In addition, an indepth story on the paucity of trained personnel in aviation. It is literally a problem of plenty for Indian carriers as they seek to increase their aircraft fleet sizes to cater for passenger demand that continues to rise year-on-year. Reason: The airlines will need to make even greater efforts to add captains and first officers to pilot their aircraft. Also, the buoyant civil aviation market means that in almost every department there will be fewer trained people. What then is the way out? Special sections on Business Aviation, Helicopters and Statistics. Plus: All regular features.
CRUISING HEIGHTS is India's best known monthly aviation magazine with equal interests in air cargo, travel and tourism. In its four years of existence, Cruising Heights has received accolades from the Minister of Civil Aviation, Aviation CEOs, Airport Developers, Travel Agents Associations and others for its path-breaking stories.One of the first true aviation magazines of the country, Cruising Heights was started with the idea of supporting professionals in the airline business to make informed choices on a variety of subjects from ground handling to cargo to airport development-all of which are transforming the Indian aviation scene in mind-boggling ways. Later, due to the interest it generated and in response to demands from the travel and tourism industry stakeholders we have targeted the general reader-the educated Indian who is keen to be an informed Indian-to know what's happening in the business.