Aerospace Medicine can help enhance efficiency of aircrew: Air Chief

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Bangalore, Oct 31 (UNI) The Induction of advanced aircraft and their versatile utility, both in short and long duration multi-role missions, has thrown challenges to experts in Aerospace Medicine in improving crew performance and flight safety, Chief of Air Staff F M Major informed today.

Delivering inaugural address at the 47th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine here he said that Aero medical training would not only help instill confidence in Air crew but also helped to exploit full potential of the Man-Machine combination.

Maintaining that challenges before the Aerospace Medicine experts was not merely maintaining physical fitness of pilots but also in enhancing capability of the air crew in the most trying environment.

The Air Chief exhorted the Aerospace medicine personnel to focus on mental alertness, operational efficiency and also flight safety.

Emphasising the need for an enhanced research in the field of aerospace medicine, aimed at improving crew performance and reducing the negative impact of environmental, performance and mission related factors, he said , "Flight safety should be accorded a paramount importance".

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