IndiGo, the largest airline in the country, is set to introduce a tool designed to detect pilot fatigue using real-time data and predictive analytics, addressing growing concerns about fatigue-related issues among cockpit crew.

In this endeavor, IndiGo has joined forces with the Thales Group, becoming an early adopter of their fatigue analysis tool. The airline plans to conduct a proof-of-concept trial for this technology-driven system, which will assess pilot alertness levels over the next few months.

The aim of this initiative is to create a fatigue detection model that provides comprehensive insights into demographic data, including factors such as flight routes, pairings, crew profiles, and more. It goes beyond the conventional scheduling-focused bio-mathematical models. The program will leverage real-time data, historical information, and predictive analytics, with all collected data being anonymized, as stated by the airline in a Wednesday statement.

The issue of pilot fatigue has gained prominence following the recent passing of an IndiGo pilot. The pilot tragically collapsed and passed away at the boarding gate in Nagpur airport last week while preparing to operate a flight from Nagpur to Pune.

In their statement, the airline emphasized their unwavering commitment to the well-being of their pilots and stressed the importance of ensuring their physical and mental health as a means to ultimately enhance passenger safety.

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