CAUTION: Cancellations of PAL Flights


Zest Air has been grounded by CAAP due to basic safety violations!

Zest Air had encountered a number of air incidents and accidents in the previous. 
The causes for the suspensions are many.

Possibly the AirAsia acquire-over just set the knife in between the ribs?

The prerequisites for getting and protecting an AOC vary from country to state, but are normally outlined as:

  • Ample personnel with the essential practical experience for the kind of functions asked for,
  • Airworthy aircraft, appropriate for the form of operations requested,
  • Acceptable units for the instruction of crew and the operation of the plane (Operations Manual)
  • A high-quality process to be certain that all relevant laws are followed,
  • The appointment of vital accountable workers, who are liable for specific security essential functions these types of as coaching, upkeep and functions
  • Carriers Legal responsibility Insurance coverage (for Airways) – Operators are to have adequate insurance plan to address the personal injury or demise of any passenger carried.
  • Evidence that the operator has enough funds to fund the procedure
  • The operator has enough ground infrastructure, or preparations for the offer of adequate infrastructure, to assist its operations into the ports requested.
  • The certificate is held by a legal person who resides in the place or location of software

Inspectors showed continuing violations of Zest Air on air safety criteria, these kinds of as:

  • No certified Accountable Supervisor because July 19, 2013
  • Failure to look at aircraft logs, flight manifest, weather conditions, and many others.
  • Failure to existing to the CAAP the airman license (Plane Mechanic License) all through ramp inspection
  • Series of occurrences that impacted numerous flight functions
  • Refueling with passenger on board involving RP-C8989 on August 14, 2013
  • Too much flight obligation time case underneath the enforcement and authorized services

[Editor’s comment]: It truly looks as if CAAP has realized the lessons and has finished the research presented by FAA and EASA. My sincere congratulations.  I do not want to fly from A to B for (zero) Pesos. I need to have to fly securely – and security is not for no cost!

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