Fiji Time: 9:18 AM on Monday 30 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Safety top priority

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, March 29, 2014

FIJI Airways managing director and CEO Stefan Pichler said all pilots employed by the airline were fully compliant with international aviation and airline standards.

He said details on the forced grounding of a brand new Airbus A330 aircraft would have to await the completion of investigations.

"All our pilots go through rigorous training courses to comply with international aviation and airline standards," Mr Pichler said.

"Safety is and will always be of the highest priority. Until the result of this investigation is established, the captain of the investigated flight has been grounded.

"Once we have the results of this investigation, we'll be able to draw conclusions which will then lead to the necessary management decisions."

Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji CEO Netava Waqa said while pilot training was the responsibility of the airline, CAAF only gets involved, if flying a new type of aircraft.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62770.6087
JPY 58.245555.2455
GBP 0.31180.3038
EUR 0.44300.4310
NZD 0.72440.6914
AUD 0.65530.6303
USD 0.47160.4546



Exchange Rate updated on 30th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bomb threat
  2. Students drown, three dead over the weekend
  3. Police chief refutes report
  4. Terror attack survey ranks Fiji 11th out of 21
  5. Fury takes over titles
  6. Expect changes next year, says LTA
  7. Hazelman makes top 16 in dance and costume
  8. Police upgrade stations to improve operations
  9. Fiji joins world leaders in Paris
  10. Event a success

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  6. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  7. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  8. Father of two sent to prison Wednesday (25 Nov)
  9. Prasad, Reddy at odds Tuesday (24 Nov)
  10. Waqa out of team Wednesday (25 Nov)