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Vasuki Prasad

Better known as 'The Flying Engineer', Vasuki Prasad leverages his varied experiences at an airport, airline training centre, maintenance hangar, and Honeywell, to write on technical subjects in a manner that makes understanding and reading easy. Besides his two US patents, he was one of seven finalists for the 2013 Best Young Journalist Award, announced during the 2013 Aerospace Media Awards, which was held in Paris at the “historic” venue of the Aero Club de France.

Tech Tuesday: Proving Flights

AirAsia India first Airbus A320 with Sharklets VT-ATF

In late 2013, India’s civil aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) introduced a Civil Aviation Policy, CAP-3100, in line with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation, pronounced eye-kay-oh) guidelines, to guide an organisation on the steps required to obtain an Air Operator’s Certificate, or an AOP. The AOP is required for an operator to offer air transport services, …

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Tech Tuesday: Aircraft maintenance checks

Celebrating international women's' day an Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) technician checks out an F-15 Eagle.

Unlike a land or water based vehicle, an airplane has no means to halt mid air, nor land at any open field, should a snag occur. Keeping the airplane airworthy is of prime importance, recognized by the aviation regulator of each country, mandating checks in the interest of flight safety. Checks, short for maintenance checks, are conducted at intervals specified …

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