Taiwan’s Civil Aviation Authority announced on Sep 28th 2016 that they are investigating Eva Air and its operation over concerns that arose on Sep 27th 2016, when Taiwan was under the influence of Typhoon Megi.
The CAA reported that 45 flights by Eva Air were scheduled to land at Taipei on Sep 27th 2016, 30 of which made landing in Taipei (including those who initially diverted to Hong Kong or Okinawa and then carried on to Taipei), while no other flight was able to operate into or out of Taipei due to weather conditions imposed by Typhoon Meki.
The CAA therefore looks carefully into Eva Air’s dispatch procedures, takeoff and landing standards, fuel and alternate airport planning and compliance with associated safety regulations. Statements were requested from the airline.
Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has flown into a storm of controversy over its “risky” decision to operate most of its flights as scheduled at the height of a recent typhoon, with several planes landing at Taoyuan International Airport even as other airlines stayed away.
The airline has faced a barrage of criticism from social media users following unconfirmed reports that some of its crew were injured when strong turbulence hit the planes flying into Taoyuan on Tuesday, Taiwan media reported.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-a ... phoon-megi
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