Dunno. You might might express your disbelief with Pakistan's Aviation Ministry who issued the report.
Hmmmm! It's one of the "Insh'Allah" airlines as far as I'm concerned. From those reports I'd say that too many are just plain Fakirs!
I find it sad that PIA has been reduced to such a wretched state. It once commanded respect for its service quality and was at one time regarded as one of the better airlines in Asia. But years of corruption and mismanagement has taken its toll on the airline. And now we got slip-shod safety standards to worry about too. Hardly a winning combination of factors. As a flag carrier, I doubt the Pakistani government will allow the airline to go under, but right now, merely keeping it on life support is hardly a confidence-building measure to foster faith in the airline.
In that sense, despite Pakistan and India being bitter rivals, they share a similiar fate in having once glorious flag carriers falling onto difficulties due to self-inflicted mistakes. Air India, founded by what is now the Tata Group, also once had a shining reputation, offering a level of inflight service that Qatar Airways, Emirates and Singapore Airlines now command. But it too has fallen on hard times. Again, political interference and gross mismanagement has destroyed Air India's balanced sheets, not helped by the persecution and driving out of able managers in the airline.
Curious how the archrivals' flag carriers both share a similar trajectory...
Last edited by Coolboy; 26-06-2020 at 07:34 PM.
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How on earth was it possible for the Captain to remain so calm?
I listened to the entire recording and the most bizarre part is when she says medical attention will be needed for a passenger who exited the cabin from a hole!!!!
What sort of magical management pilot training keeps you so calm with a damaged plane, injured passenger and goodness knows what other chaos was happening?
And where can civilians get some sort of training that would be remotely similar?
And such training is not a one-off occurrence while they are still studying to obtain their licenses, but are done throughout the pilot's active career. Pilots must undergo regular testing and training every X number of months.
And look at it from the passenger's perspective. Do you want a pilot who can control an emergency situation or one who is losing it and screaming and yelling at everyone in the cockpit? This is why pilots being derisively called "overpaid and glorified bus drivers" are wide of the mark. When something goes wrong on a bus, the driver can simply pull off onto the side of the road and switch on the hazard lights. But up in the air, there is nowhere to "pull off" into.
Of course, having a pilot being totally cool and calm is not necessarily great either, for that suggests the pilots are unaware of the seriousness of the situation. What airlines want instead are pilots who are fully cognizant of the situation yet is still able to to maintain a level-headedness to land the plane safely on the ground.
Last edited by Coolboy; 01-07-2020 at 09:33 AM.