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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.





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