rocketman742
Posts: 67
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:08 pm

Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:20 pm

Air India is pushing its luck and its pilots. Read on http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1464370.cms
 
steph001
Posts: 297
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:21 pm

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:27 pm

Sounds interesting, but the article is quite vague. Anyone knows what safety procedures the instructor was referring at?
 
EDDM
Posts: 221
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:15 am

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:01 pm

Quoting Times Of India:
he filed criminal charges against AI chairman, V Thulasidas and 22 Boeing officials in the US Supreme Court.

Huh?
 
User avatar
HAWK21M
Posts: 29867
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:05 pm

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:11 pm

Refferring to the FDTL violations.Isn't the Flight despatch at AI having a computerised system in place.
regds
MEL
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
RMenon
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2001 10:51 pm

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:03 pm

25 FEB 2006 Air-India fails IATA safety audit
Air-India has failed a safety audit conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), though it does not mean its aircraft are unsafe to fly. It failed IATA's International Operations Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate renewal audit reportedly because it required adoption of certain training modules, especially in the face of its ordering 50 new aircraft from Boeing. An official said: "The withdrawal of the certification is temporary. We have already made arrangements to comply with the directives by March end following which we are sure to get the certificate back". (PTI)

And now this... wonder what is happening here
 
jaysit
Posts: 10186
Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2000 11:50 pm

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:47 am

This whole article is a bit absurd.

Individuals do not file a case directly with the US Supreme Court in such matters. Either the article has this wrong, or this individual is a nut.
Atheism is Myth Understood.
 
User avatar
zeke
Posts: 9754
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:42 pm

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:01 am

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 5):
Individuals do not file a case directly with the US Supreme Court in such matters. Either the article has this wrong, or this individual is a nut.

From the article

Quote:
"The Boeing legal team is handling this case." Boeing officials didn't respond to STOI's calls. Keyter was discharged by Boeing after 17 years as senior instructor pilot.

If AI are breaking FDL, they will get blacklisted in Europe. EK had the same problem.
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking – Santosh Kalwar
 
mrniji
Posts: 5382
Joined: Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:51 am

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:11 am

It comes as a great opportunity that the Shiv Sena wanted to prevent the hiring of foreign pilots, even NRIs and on a temoirary basis..
"The earth provides enough resources for everyone's need, but not for some people's greed." (Gandhi)
 
Boeing747_600
Posts: 605
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 1999 4:01 am

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:13 am

Sounds like a lot of fuss over nothing to me. If there were genuine safety issues, AI would have been barred from US and European airspace by now.

The guy does come across as a nut that's more likely than not, being manipulated by the AI pilots union.
 
schipholjfk
Posts: 521
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:11 pm

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:06 pm

> So irked was he with the working of the airline that on March 7, 2006, he filed criminal charges against AI chairman, V Thulasidas and 22 Boeing officials in the US Supreme Court. <


With all due respect, this article seems bogus. You cannot file complaint in the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. Supreme Court is an appellate court and it only deals with cases on appeal regarding constitutional issues. If this Boeing person filed a criminal complaint, he has to go to a District Attorney who will then file a criminal complaint. Individuals cannot file criminal complaints. Individuals may bring a civil law suit. So right away... I question this article.

[Edited 2006-03-27 08:08:26]
The fun of flying... love it !!!
 
mrniji
Posts: 5382
Joined: Sun Feb 29, 2004 11:51 am

RE: Boeing Instructor Sues Air India

Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:46 pm

Quoting Schipholjfk (Reply 9):
With all due respect, this article seems bogus.

If you observe the development fo the Times of India the recent years, you will realize that this newspaper has developed into a "money-making popular press", using low-quality but selling journalism etc etc.. it is a pitty how the news sector is transforming in India (and the Hindustan Times is even worse). I rely on The Hindu (from Chennai, TexDravid Big grin ) . In other words... bogus seems appropriate
"The earth provides enough resources for everyone's need, but not for some people's greed." (Gandhi)

Who is online