Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

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

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:27 pm

Such tweets I guess did not help the airline:


Loose cabin interior/inner window fitting/pane although does not look nice and can scare a passenger but it does not pose immediate danger to flight/airframe safety.


Channel 92 News "Breaking News" about absence of life vests on Air Indus Karachi to Islamabad via Quetta flight I6-401. The news channel should know that life vests are not required for flights performed over land.

Probably the aircraft performing that flight I6-401 was flying at lower altitude due to some technical problem with passenger cabin pressurisation?

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

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:55 pm

I think Air Indus remains grounded since July 1.

Airline's flights cancelled today include:

Karachi to Islamabad flight I6-101.
Karachi to Islamabad flight I6-103.
Karachi to Lahore flight 16-203.
Karachi to Peshawar flight I6-301.
Karachi to Quetta flight I6-401.

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

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

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:23 am

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Umar Farooq wrote:Take a look on AP-BLT (A320);
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...photo by MD.
Is that Air Indus Boeing 737-300 registration AP-BLG?

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

Post by Sahil Ali » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:13 am

Have they resumed their scheduled flights already?

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

Post by PK-Geek » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:29 am

Abbas Ali wrote: Is that Air Indus Boeing 737-300 registration AP-BLG?

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Yes, that is Air Indus AP-BLG B737-3. Left-hand-side, you can see red "CARGO" tail of AP-BIO B747F.
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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by 747-300 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:48 am

Yes, that is Air Indus AP-BLG B737-3. Left-hand-side, you can see red "CARGO" tail of AP-BIO B747F.
I heard that because of stored planes it didn't had space to be parked in Eng. dept. so it had to be parked at Cargo complex for some time.
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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by PK-Geek » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:56 pm

Got these photos of AP-BLG;

...photos by Usman.
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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:01 pm

Thank you Umar for sharing AP-BLG photos. Is it possible to know nature of damage suffered by her sister ship AP-BLF during terrorist attack at Karachi Airport in June 2014.

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

Post by PK-Geek » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:14 pm

AP-BLF was seen parked somewhere, but I can't remember at this time. Will try to collect the information.
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Re: Air Indus Flights Operation to be Suspended from July 1

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:36 pm

Air Indus Boeing 737-33A registration AP-BLF stored at Karachi Airport photographed on July 5, 2015.

Photo link: http://www.airteamimages.com/boeing-737 ... large.html

Probably there's a hole in fuselage under alphabet 'n' otherwise airframe's starboard side in the photo looks very much okay. Maybe port side suffered damage during terrorist attack at the airport.

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

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:32 am

Air Indus appeal published in today's (July 14) newspaper against suspension of airline's Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) licence.

APPEAL

Victimization of Air Indus (PVT) Ltd. Operations


We regret to inform and convey to the honorable president and prime minister that the Aviation Ministry, Government of Pakistan, and Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan have abruptly suspended Air Indus airlines Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) licence effective 1st July, 2015, by not renewing our regular RPT licence. This action has been taken inspite of the specific orders of the honourable High Court of Sindh in two consecutive constitution petitions filed by Air Indus (Private) Limited.

As a result of the above illegal action in violation of latest high court's orders & contempt applications filed by us our airline has come to a standstill position, thereby putting at stake the livelihood of our several hundred employees & thousand of travelling passengers among the general public whose advance bookings are put to stake during the current holy month of Ramzan, and billions of rupees invested.

The CAA of Pakistan from the day one of our existence as a private airline in Pakistan has given us discriminatory treatment on the insistence of some other private airline competitors who are not happy about our status as an economical airline offering tickets at very affordable prices to the general public of Pakistan.

As everyone in Pakistan is aware that we have lost our two leased aircraft in the last terrorist at Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) Karachi on 8th June 2014 for which we have requested the CAA and the concerned authorities for payment of compensation for the damage caused to us in this attack. Further we have challenged the implementation of the National Aviation Policy 2015 as we think the same is not in the interest of our aviation industry, instead of compensating our losses caused by the terror attack and for defending the matter against the New Aviation Policy 2015 in the court of law, the Pakistan CAA in retaliation has refused to renew our RPT licence and the Air Operator Certificate (AOC), despite giving us certificate of airworthiness just few days back they started false propaganda against us about the safety of fleet in social/electronic/print media and suspended our operations ignoring the court's order.

We have tried to meet the newly appointed Director General Pakistan CAA Mr. Amjad Ali Toor on 8th July, 2015, to apprise him about the latest situation which has arisen due to the non compliance of high court's order by the CAA but he refused to meet our Chief Operating Officer (COO) Air Commodore (Retd) Javed Ishaq Khan despite giving him the appointment for 12:00 PM.

Kindly intervene and issue directions to the concerned authorities to refrain from taking any further illegal steps disregarding the recent orders of honourable High Court of Sindh otherwise this sort of treatment will ruin the private airline industry in Pakistan thereby bringing in a bad name to our nation.

Abdul Wahab
Chairman Board of Directors
Air Indus (Private) Limited

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

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:19 pm

Air Indus in its appeal says that its two leased aircraft were damaged during terrorist attack at Karachi Airport on June 8, 2014.

Were the two aircraft Air Indus Boeing 737-33A registration AP-BLF and Eastern Skyjets Boeing 737-33A registration A6-ESS?

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(Left to Right) Air Indus Boeing 737-33A (AP-BLF), Shaheen Air Boeing 737-4H6 (AP-BJP), Eastern Skyjets Boeing 737-33A (A6-ESS) and another Shaheen Air Boeing 737-4H6 (AP-BJN) near burning cargo terminal/complex at Karachi Airport on June 9, 2014.

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(Left to Right) Air Indus Boeing 737-33A (AP-BLF), Shaheen Air Boeing 737-4H6 (AP-BJP), Eastern Skyjets Boeing 737-33A (A6-ESS) and another Shaheen Air Boeing 737-4H6 (AP-BJN) near burning cargo terminal/complex at Karachi Airport on June 9, 2014.

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Eastern Skyjets Boeing 737-33A registration A6-ESS sitting near burning cargo terminal/complex at Karachi Airport on June 9, 2014.

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

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:00 pm

Some mistakes in Air Indus appeal:
Aviation Ministry Government of Pakistan
I think it should be Aviation Division, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Pakistan. There isn't any Aviation Ministry in Pakistan Government.
as a economical airline
Should be "as an economical airline".
last terrorist attack at JIAP Karachi on 8th June 2014
Makes reader think more than one terrorist attack happened at the airport.
arrisen due to non compliance of high court's order
Should be "arisen".

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

Post by shamxa » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:18 pm

Irrespective of what we make of Indus' operational quality (and grammar), they do make a good point about the private aviation sector becoming horrible to work with - and here we are hoping that investment would think of coming to the country..

Hopefully it will be an isolated case at the least.