"Panicking pilots blamed for AirAsia crash."
"Connor McCarthy says AirAsia's operating secrets aren't so secret: a lot of small cuts on the cost side and a lot of incremental increases on the revenue side. A no-frills airline requires fewer staffers -- Singapore Airlines flies nearly the same number of passengers but has four times as many employees -- and Southeast Asia's labor costs are low. Regulations are more lax too; a Ryanair pilot can only fly 900 hours a year under European Union law, but AirAsia's crew can log 1,000."
Lack of maintenance and poor pilot training were found to have been the cause. Read our safety report that we published several years ago HERE Do we feel vindicated? No. We feel sickened that none of the authorities we warned acted.
"When you stuff equal parts kerosene and cargo into an aluminum tube and fly almost the speed of sound and navigate marginal weather and crowded airport areas for a living, smiling hostesses should be kept in perspective. Whats more important yet invisible to the traveler in 14B is the preparation and logistics involved in this complicated dance we call air travel.One should care more about how well are they taking care of the airplane than the passengers."
Faulty equipment and the crew's "inability to control the aircraft" led the AirAsia A320 to crash into the Java Sea last year, killing all 162 people onboard, a report said on Tuesday. We have discussed this again and again. AirAsia will always take shortcuts on pilot training and maintenance.
And if that isn't bad enough, Fly AirAsia Not Me! will shortly expose fresh and never before revealed news of ISIS sympathiser pilots working for AirAsia.