NEW DELHI, SEP 10: In a significant effort to address the issue of occupational stress among the Aviation Industry personnel, Airports Authority of India (AAI) in co-ordination with Dr. Ashok Bhatt, Medical Consultant from AGP Breathworks customized unique modern scientific techniques infused with ancient yogic breathing practices called SkyFit which would help in managing stress of Airline Pilots, Cabin Crew, Air Traffic Controllers and Air Passengers. This will help them to have a holistic approach towards Quality Health & Well-being.
The unprecedented aviation growth, in the past few years, has posed various challenges for the aviation industry globally. One of the biggest challenges is the occupational stress for the personal working in the high demand environment. Stress in the aviation industry is a common phenomenon composed of three sources, which are physiological stressors, psychological stressors, and environmental stressors.
Changes in work shifts and trans-meridian flight result in asynchrony between aviation personnel’s circadian rhythms. This lack of synchrony results in shift-lag syndrome (due to changes in work schedule) and jet-lag syndrome (due to trans-meridian flights) severely affects the body clock specifically Airline Pilots, Cabin Crew, Air Traffic Controllers and Air Passengers.
The SkyFit was globally launched recently by the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha during the International Aviation Summit 2018.