Safety recommendations for FlyDubai outlined in aviation committee report

DUBAI // A report into the FlyDubai FZ981 crash has made a series of safety recommendations for the airline. On Wednesday, the Instate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in Russia, issued its interim report into the accident. The Boeing 737-800 crashed at Rostov-on-Don airport on March 19 during an aborted landing, killing 55 passengers […]

DUBAI // A report into the FlyDubai FZ981 crash has made a series of safety recommendations for the airline.

On Wednesday, the Instate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in Russia, issued its interim report into the accident.

The Boeing 737-800 crashed at Rostov-on-Don airport on March 19 during an aborted landing, killing 55 passengers and seven crew on board.

The report found that flight and maintenance personnel operating Boeing 737-800s must be informed of the causes of the accident. Flight crews must also receive additional training on go-arounds.

The airline should also look into the possibility of introducing flight simulator training programme scenarios for similar conditions.

Flydubai chief executive Ghaith Al Ghaith insisted that the airline had followed the recommended procedures.

He said “as part of the ongoing communications within our emergency response plan”, the airline had “continued to update our crew and engineers with the information published by the IAC”.

Since the airline was launched in 2009, pilots had received flight simulator training for go-arounds, he said.

“FlyDubai is audited by the regulator and meets the highest safety, operating and training standards.”

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