Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

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Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:03 pm

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According to Geo News, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has ordered suspension of Air Indus flights operation from July 1, 2015.

Probably lack aircraft is the reason for this suspension?

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:12 pm

Probably following two Air Indus aircraft were active in recent days.

Boeing 737-322 registration AP-BLE.
Boeing 737-33A registration AP-BLG.

Under Pakistan's National Aviation Policy, airlines operating scheduled domestic passenger flights should have a fleet of at least three airworthy aircraft registered in Pakistan.

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by PIA ap-bkz » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:48 pm

There are two reasons.First is less aircraft. Second is "poor safety standards after a lot of warnings given by the CAA

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:11 pm

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Three Boeing 737-300s that were registered in Pakistan as AP-BLE, AP-BLF and AP-BLG and operated by Air Indus.

Geo News also reporting safety violations as one of the reasons for suspension of Air Indus flights operation.

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by PIA ap-bkz » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:36 pm

Ap-blf was damaged in the Karachi airport attack and it was damage beyond repair. Indus had ap-ble and blg operational.Third aircraft was a6-amg wet leased. Two weeks ago I emailed a pictur to Mr Shujaat Azeem regarding Indus's safety. The window pane came out and the reply was that strict action will be taken.The inquiry against the airline was going on from a long time ago.Many warnings were given.Goo decision by CAA

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:12 pm

^ Wasn't the aircraft with UAE registration on lease to Air Indus Boeing 737-322 registration A6-JMK?

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by PIA ap-bkz » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:48 am

Abbas Ali wrote:^ Wasn't the aircraft with UAE registration on lease to Air Indus Boeing 737-322 registration A6-JMK?

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:27 am

Seems lack of aircraft main reason for Air Indus flights suspension.
CAA Spokesman Pervez George told Dawn.com that out of the two aircraft owned by Air Indus, only one functioned satisfactorily while the other has faced problems on and off.

According to the spokesman, the airline had purchased a third aircraft on lease which it had to return after it failed to fulfill timely lease payments.
Source: http://www.dawn.com/news/1191434/caa-su ... egulations

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by 747-300 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:45 am

Main reason were :
1. Lack of Aircraft.
2.Safety violations.
3.Not meeting safety regulations.

Maybe for all this time CAA were being easy on air Indus was most probably because there one aircraft was damaged that was not their fault.
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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by riz » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:59 am

Silly act by CAA instead of forcing them to carry out a maintenance program they are forcing them to halt the ops. The jugaar baazi thing by airlines and no investors friendly rules by CAA keeping many businessmen from getting into the business.
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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:34 pm

CAA Suspends Air Indus Operations

KARACHI:
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has suspended Air Indus operations from July 1, 2015, for indefinite period over consistent violations of safety regulations.

Talking to Business Recorder, CAA spokesman Pervaiz George confirmed the action, saying the unsafe condition and consistent violation of the safety regulations endangering the safety of aircraft and life of passengers forced the CAA to suspend the operations from July 1, 2015.

Moreover, he said that sanction imposed by CAA on Air Indus operations will remain in effect till the airline improves its safety standards to the required level. Despite repetitive warnings and directives by the CAA, Air Indus did not make any improvement and ignored CAA's safety instructions.

Furthermore, he said that CAA had restricted Air Indus to book seats till June 30, 2015, but the airline had completely overlooked the CAA directives and booked seats for July 1 & 2 that resulted the suspension of its operations from July 1, 2015.

Source: brecorder.com

CAA suspends operations of Air Indus

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KARACHI:
The Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the operations of Air Indus from Wednesday owing to continuous safety regulation violations by the airline, it is learnt here on Tuesday.

According to highly placed sources, the operations of the airline can be resumed by the CAA, the aviation regulator in the country, only after the airline improves the quality of its aircraft and achieves the required safety standard as prescribed by the CAA.

Responding to Dawn queries, an Air Indus official said that the airline has not yet received any letter or order relating to the suspension of its operations.

However, a CAA spokesperson told Dawn that the CAA had issued orders for the suspension of operations of Air Indus from July 1.

The sources said that the condition of the Air Indus aircraft was not up to the mark and passengers had been raising the hue and cry for a long time, but no action had been taken by the CAA. In some cases, the sources added, even window panes had fallen down on passengers.

CAA spol(esperson Pervez George told Dawn on Tuesday said that the unsafe conditions existed in the airline for a long time and it had been violating the safety regulations endangering lives of passengers as well as safety of the aircraft.

He said despite repeated issuance of safety related directives and warnings the Air Indus did not make any improvement.

Mr George shared some photographs showing the falling or hanging window panesonthe passengerseats in the cabin of an Air Indus aircraft.

Meanwhile, Air Indus Director (Operations) Shahnawaz Dara told Dawn that the airline had not yet received any such letter from the CAA informing it that its operations were being suspended.

Answering a question, he said the aircraft of Air Indus were in good operational condition.

He said the airline had four aircraft, one of them was damaged in a terrorist attack on the Jinnah Terminal a few months ago.

The airline was seeking compensation from the CAA for the damages owing to poor security arrangements at the airport. One aircraft was under maintenance and two were functional, he added.

To another question he said that there were a few flights scheduled for July 1.

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:17 pm

Air Indus has decided to go to courts against Pakistan CAA decision that suspended airline's flight operations, according to statement of airline's spokesperson on a local news channel.

The CAA decision taken in haste has damaged the airline.

Two aircraft of Air Indus were damaged during terrorist attack at Karachi Airport on June 8, 2014.

Currently Air Indus has four aircraft in its fleet and air worthiness certificates were issued to these aircraft, the spokesperson said.

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:20 pm

According to Geo News, today Sindh High Court (SHC) suspended Pakistan CAA order that stopped Air Indus flight operations from July 1.

According to complaint filed by Air Indus, the airline did not receive any show cause notice from Pakistan CAA before the aviation regulatory body ordered suspension of airline's flight operations.

The airline has challenged Pakistan National Aviation Policy - 2015 and action should not be taken against the airline under that policy.

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Sahil Ali » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:23 pm

The contention of CAA is false, malicious and fabricated. A day earlier CAA had asked for a schedule of Washoff of aircraft which has been submitted. Also the Certificate of Airworthiness was issued last week. In fact renewal of RPT License was cosented by CAA in the High Court and the matter of importing substitute aircraft in lieu of damaged aircraft in terrorist attack is subjudice in High Court. Notice to CAA and Secretary Aviation has been issued for 06 July 2015. The act of CAA therefore is in violation of Article204 c of the Constitution. Air indus reserves the right of recourse to the court of law. Salman Ghazali Air Indus.

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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by CoyBoy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:01 pm

But its clearly stated safety is the reason, I wonder if DG Civil Aviation was removed because of this.
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