What do you expect from an airline that is 45% owned by Hainan Airlines and was initially established as a helicopter business (the short lived CR Airlines - CR of course stands for China Rich)...
Parent company is Hainan Airlines.
The guy just seems bitter to me. If the pilots are as bad as he says why has there been no incidents. Cant be luck because he said they struggled to keep the planes on the runway in the sim
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Which to me reads different captains had problems with different issues and some of those simulations involve situations that do not generally occur during normal operation of the aircraft (like the above mentioned engine failure).
It's also mentioned in the article that those who fail can undergo retraining and I assume some of them may eventually pass but Allan obviously sees some concern in the fact that many of them fail in the first place:
At Cathay, I failed one or two guys in 21 years. At this airline, it was two a week. They were that bad. The standards were so poor."
Last edited by Raccon; 22-07-2013 at 02:10 AM.
And this, more generally: http://www.wcarn.com/cache/news/20/20677.html
Last edited by Gruntfuttock; 22-07-2013 at 02:25 AM.