Vasuki Prasad, the Flying Engineer

Vasuki Prasad, the flying engineer, joins Bangalore Aviation

We are pleased and proud to announce, Vasuki Prasad, who writes as “The Flying Engineer”, will be a regular contributor to Bangalore Aviation, specifically focussing on the technical side of aviation.

Starting next week, Vasuki will write a weekly column called “Tech Tuesdays” which will focus on the technical side of aviation, but with reduced complexity for the benefit of our enthusiast readers.

Vasuki has a rich background in the technical side of aviation having worked with Honeywell. He has experience with an international airport, part of calibration flight tests, and has repaired and maintained aeronautical navigational and radio equipment. He has worked on Airbus Flight Management Systems (FMS), and LED based aircraft lights. He built five fixed based flight simulators for Honeywell, across three locations in India. He also has full flight simulator experiences on approved Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 full flight simulators and he’s visited and studied four of the best flight schools across India.

We seek your feedback via comments with subjects you would like to see covered. May be a what is involved in a “C check” or “D check”, or a comparison between the turbo-props in the Indian market, or the fuel efficiency of a Boeing 747-400 vs. Boeing 777-200LR, or some aspect of technical operations at an airport or performance based navigation or which flight school to attend? The possibilities are endless.

So do post your topic suggestions via a comment.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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  1. All the best to the new writer. Hope we get more info on technical details like mandatory down time for aircraft per day for checks etc.

  2. Can you provide a comparison between the CRJ types run by Air india reginal and the EMB run by Air Costa??

  3. Congratulations.. Now readers like me will have a more greater time 🙂

  4. 77w fuel burn and casm vs 747-8

  5. I am looking forward for some radio and navigation topics

  6. Siddarth Bhandary

    Welcome Vasuki and eagerly looking forward to your Tech articles here at BA.