Captain Amit Singh

Captain Amit Singh, Clear Blue Skies Consulting

Senior management professional, with over 25 years of versatile experience in the Civil Aviation domain.

Amit has flown over 14,000 hours on Boeing 777 and Airbus A320.

He has been associated with two successful startup airlines in India, namely IndiGo and AirAsia.

Currently flying the A320 on line in the Middle East, Amit has held the posts of:

Chief of Safety, AirAsia

– Director Flight Operations, AirAsia

– Chief Pilot Training, Interglobe Aviation Ltd. “IndiGo”

– Fleet Captain Safety/Technical Interglobe Aviation Ltd. “IndiGo”

– Capt. Air India

Amit has been speaking at Training and Safety forums on how to improve training standards in order to ensure safety and standards.

Publications and papers:

1. Cognitive lockup
2. Erroneous performance calculations
3. Inattentional blindness during visual approach
4. Social conformance and its effect in aviation

Aviation blogger with human factors edge. https://mindFly.blog/


Sustainable Learning

There are two learners. One joins the MPL program and the other follows the generic CPL course. Both learners graduate and begin flying with respective airlines. After flying for a couple of years, do the two learners retain their initial learnings or do their learnings get diluted due to the influences and habits formed online? The future challenges will involve technology or Artificial Intelligence as another learner in the ecosystem. Therefore there is a need for a paradigm shift in the learning process which creates an environment for sustainable learning and includes AI as an active learner.

1. Sustainable learning involves all five of the ATRiUM capabilities: active learning, thinking, relating to others, using language, symbol systems, and ICT; and managing self; and, draws on the adaptability and flexibility of humans in an increasingly uncertain world.

2. The drawback of the current training methodology is that they view the trainee in isolation. The psycho-social aspects are not built into the learning process. Humans are social animals and their behaviour is affected by their interaction with society. Humans will increasingly interact with artificial intelligence during learning and when operating systems online. There is a need to pay attention to the elephant in the room. There is a need to learn from the pitfalls of being sidestepped by automation in the previous century and take AI and deep learning as a part of the learning group.