Whilst surfing in the Philippines’ airlines waves we discovered “Saint Zest”!
2Z also acknowledged as Zest Air or Pest Air experienced been grounded Friday by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). CAAP mentioned several explanations for their final decision:
- No certified Accountable Manager given that July 19, 2013
- Failure to test plane logs, flight manifest, temperature, and many others.
- Failure to current to the CAAP the airman license (Aircraft Mechanic License) through ramp inspection
- Sequence of occurrences that affected many flight functions
- Refueling with passenger on board involving RP-C8989 on August 14, 2013
- Extreme flight duty time case under the enforcement and authorized company
Only one of these causes would have been plenty of to floor the airline!
And due to the fact yesterday one can read through on the Zest Air website:
Enable us checklist the Saint’s words and phrases:
Push Assertion OF ZEST AIR Management
In response to the order of suspension from CAAP, we are astonished that this was issued without the need of giving us an possibility to effectively react to their concerns raised. The administration of ZestAir have been in entire cooperation with CAAP in making sure that the servicing packages and procedures of ZestAir are in position. All results in CAAP’s letter have presently been correctly resolved and we feel that they do not merit suspension and grounding of our functions.
[Editor’s comment:] Which is just about correct. Considering that Zest Air experienced been under “increased surveillance” already a long time in the past, they should have recognized that CAAP retains a shut glance on them. What Zest Air did not improve during these very long time, they would not have been capable to increase quickly following a warning.
We desire to emphasize and reiterate that all eleven (11) aircrafts are risk-free and airworthy. We will never ever chance the protection of our travellers. The cause why administration in the past months have resolved to voluntarily prevent our plane from traveling is to proactively ensure that any troubles found, are rectified or adequately resolved before we use the aircraft for professional operations.
[Editor’s comment:] Hmm, hmm, the hangar walls have listened to other tales.
With because of regard to CAAP, our stories on how we addressed the incident in Kalibo reflected this and is confirmed by CAAP inspectors that no routine maintenance procedural lapses had been committed and that the aircraft involved is not topic to any technological challenges. The incident in Tagbilaran would have been resolved faster had we not been required to have the routine maintenance rectification inspected by CAAP personnel. It is unlucky that Tagbilaran airport has only 1 runway and ramp, and this is the purpose why the incident snowballed to have influenced so numerous passengers.
[Editor’s comment:] This a single I had to re-read through at the very least 3 moments to have an understanding of. Incident – incident and then sad to say. They are real Saints at Zest Air. They so a great deal like the conditional sort, they really should have regarded that they fly in the Philippines, exactly where only 6 airports have different taxiways and only 3 have much more than one runways. Probably zest should fly in other places.
If you are a terrible driver, do not blame the streets for your accident. Do not drive!
Our accountable supervisor is Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao who is the President and Main Govt Officer of Zest Air
In addition, all our mechanics have valid licenses to carry out their jobs despite CAAP’s worry where a single of our mechanics did not possess the license bodily on him but was saved within just the get the job done area. Moreover, none of our pilots or crew are exceeding their responsibility time constraints.
[Editor’s comment:] This would be basic to establish. Publish all the certificates and licences! And make sure you publish the flight-publications (log-books) of your crews, so any individual can verify what you generate.
ZestAir will be submitting a copy of the extensive advancement application that is at this time currently being applied in ZestAir to provide our travellers an improved working experience, item and providers. We have been investing appreciably in our functions and fleet to even further elevate the specifications of excellence throughout all features of personnel, parts, and upkeep/technological solutions.
[Editor’s comment:] This is a incredibly excellent thought. But right until the entire method is applied, verified and approved travellers are safer, when your birds stay on floor.
And there is one more candidate for sainthood: 2P also identified as PALexpress (Airphil Express). I know from inside CAAP, that they had experienced also a near glimpse also on this sinner. But some management movements within CAAP produced this near glance shortsighted …