Happy landing: Expat pilots find India safer

Indian airports may be beset with problems related to landing and take-off such as absence of long runways, lack of obstruction lights around airports, bird menace, presence of rubber deposits on runway, etc. So it might come as a surprise to know that foreign pilots find landing in Indian cities much safer than others around the world.

That’s because most Indian cities don’t boast of skyscrapers. Jack Ekl, chief pilot officer, SpiceJet, says, “Many airports around the world are right inside the city, be it New York or Chicago. Therefore, during descent, you’re surrounded by tall buildings. In India, there’s a lot of land near airports and that makes our job easier.”

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