News: DGCA may make psychometric tests for pilots mandatory

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DGCA may make psychometric tests for pilots mandatory

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation may make it mandatory for airlines to conduct psychometric tests on pilots during recruitment and at regular intervals after hiring them.  The recommendations were made by a committee headed by joint director general Lalit Gupta, which was formed by the DGCA. The panel was asked to suggest ways to curb incidents similar to the Germanwings copilot, who earlier this year slammed an Airbus 320 into an Alpine ridge at about 650 km an hour, killing all 150 on board, after allegedly suffering a bout of depression. 

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation may make it mandatory for airlines to conduct psychometric tests on pilots during recruitment and at regular intervals after hiring them.  The recommendations were made by a committee headed by joint director general Lalit Gupta, which was formed by the DGCA. The panel was asked to suggest ways to curb incidents similar to the Germanwings copilot, who earlier this year slammed an Airbus 320 into an Alpine ridge at about 650 km an hour, killing all 150 on board, after allegedly suffering a bout of depression. 

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