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OPEN OFFER TO EASA

Since the media outcry following the Wizz Air CEO’s statement, EASA and unions have been keen to present to the public how concerned they are about passengers’ safety and how worried they are about Wizz Air’s comments.

This has resulted in this website receiving multiple emails from pilots and cabin crew who have lost faith in not only the unions but crucially EASA, CAA and FAA to adequately regulate and protect passengers and crew from rogue airline management.

The Regulators (EASA and CAA) state they operate with complete transparency. Indeed EASA state they have ” have a process – free of conflicts of interest – to handle confidential safety reports from individuals.”

With that in mind, Pulling Wings From Butterflies makes the following, without restriction, public offer to EASA.

We are prepared, at a date and location of your choosing, to meet and present documents relating to Flight Duty Periods referred to in the series of books. These documents have already been presented at an employment trial in the UK and now the British Police. Please note, at the time, EASA were the controlling authority.

We agree that your findings on the flight duty and associated fatigue issue will be published in full.

We do this in a public forum as the official route to present the issue to EASA has failed. This is self-evident. We received no reply despite your public comment that EASA “have a process – free of conflicts of interest”.

Again, this request is made on a public forum in the interests of transparency and passenger and crew safety.

If you do wish to agree to this invitation, in the first instance, please respond by using the contact form.

EASA’s STATEMENTS TO THE USA DEPT. TRANSPORTATION VS REALITY.

US aircrew labour groups had expressed concerns after it was revealed that Wizz Air sought to open services to the USA with a single Airbus freighter.

In response, EASA informed the US Department of Transportation of their activities relating to the regulatory oversight of Wizz Air.

For those of you who have already read the first instalment of Pulling Wings from Butterflies, the European Regulator’s response will be no surprise. Since the first book’s release, we have been inundated by pilots and cabin crew reports of fatigue and flight time limitation abuse at airlines worldwide. All have been, it appears to have been failed by their respective Regulator.

On that basis, let’s compare what EASA stated to the US Dept. Of Transport compared with what Wizz Air airline crew have told us.

EASA stated that it had received “several” safety reports and claimed, “All have been invesigated and all have led to particular actions in the different domains specified in the reports received”.

EASA also claimed it had interviewed random pilots and cabin crew and that “No significant safety concerns were detected during all these activities”.

The European Regulator concluded by claiming it found no evidence to support the European Cockpit Association’s accusations that EASA was failing in its role to exercise effective oversight at Wizz, including alleged safety implications arising from social matters within the carrier.

WHAT WIZZ AIR PILOTS HAVE TOLD US.

  • “They are bullying cabin crew who don’t know the rules to work as hard as possible”
  • “Pilots called out after 10 hours on sby to do flights (just) inside the max 18 hours with fictitious block times and seeing as there are lots of cadets who know no better, they are accepting said duties. It needs to stop before there is an accident. 
  • We get financial incentives to go into discretion and they’ve just announced a ‘bonus’ scheme if we fly over 90 hours every month in the summer, fatigue is way down the list of concerns here.

PILOT OFFERED BRIBE TO FLY FLIGHT DUTY IN BREACH OF MAX DUTY PERIOD.

As a result of the Wizz Air story, we were contacted by another pilot who again, wishes to remain anonymous.  They informed us that they had previously been offered a bribe to fly an aircraft outside the legal maximum duty period. They refused and were subsequently dismissed. According to the reporter the individual who offered the bribe was also dismissed. This dismissal was allegedly not due to his offering the bribe but failure to entice the pilots to fly it. This was reported to the individuals union. They were however told that the union could do nothing and would not assist him.

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“ARE EASA PART OF THE PROBLEM?”

Given the issues highlighted in the Book ‘Pulling Wings From Butterflies’, the question needs to be asked. Are the regulators there to protect the safety of passengers and crew or financial interests of those they are supposed to regulate?

How many of you, for example, know who finances the UK’s CAA? Many would expect the Government to fund the country’s regulator. But instead, it’s the airlines themselves.

Is it just us who can see a significant ‘conflict of interest’?

On that basis, let’s compare what EASA stated to the US Dept. Of Transport compared with what Wizz Air airline crew have told us.

EASA stated that it had received “several” safety reports and claimed, “All have been investigated and all have led to particular actions in the different domains specified in the reports received”.

EASA also claimed it had interviewed random pilots and cabin crew and that “No significant safety concerns were detected during all these activities”.

The European Regulator concluded by claiming it found no evidence to support the European Cockpit Association’s accusations that EASA was failing in its role to exercise effective oversight at Wizz.

A CRIMINAL ACT THAT’S EASY TO UNCOVER.

Could it be any simpler?

The law states:

“An operator shall ensure for all its flights, flights are planned to be completed within the allowable duty period taking into account the time necessary for pre-flight duties the flight and turned around turns.

It’s a fact. Any airline that plans a flight duty period that breaches the Air Navigation Order (E.U. Ops.) has committed a criminal act.

The ANO itself confirms this.

Did you know that any crew member who accepts an illegal flight duty period has also committed a criminal act in an attempt to appease management?

The point is that such abuse by airlines is easy to uncover. 

All that is required is to consider the historic times for flights between destinations, add the standard turnaround times, apply the law, and compare it with the flight plan issued to the crew. After that, it is as easy as 1,2,3.

Note the law does not refer to ‘circumstances on the day,’ ‘one-off exemptions’,  or ‘reasonable given the circumstances.’ So it certainly does not extend to allowing any senior individual at a regulator to be ‘pragmatic‘ about applying legislation designed to protect passengers and crew. 

That is the intention of the law. It is clear and concise.

Given the simplicity of the law and that the flight duty figures must be documented,

HOW MANY AIRLINES HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED FOR BREACHING FLIGHT TIME AND FATIGUE LEGISLATION BY THE CAA and EASA?

 

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part one - Tercio de varas

The first book in the trilogy begins by following the unique journey of Captain Mike Simkins from touring Europe as a drummer and performing with some of the most prominent musical artists of the late ’80s, to becoming a commander on the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft.

Ultimately, the wings were pulled from the butterfly of a dream career when, Mike stood alone to confront a multibillion-dollar aviation establishment when he refused to place profit before safety.

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PArt TWO - Tercio de banderillas

A report into the serious failures of the airline is suppressed by both the union and the airline .  

Pilots with zero experience are now paying airline’s to allow them to fly passengers. One is allowed to fly despite  his landings being ‘out of control’.  

An open and shut legal case centred on falsified flying documents and fatigue issues is presented to the union. 

Will  BALPA and the regulator the CAA, support a legal case of epic significance to the safety of airline passengers and crew in the UK? 

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part three - Tercio de MUERTE

Crews admit that they are knowingly flying duties in the full expectation they will suffer fatigue. They are committing these criminal acts due to the “Bullying” culture at one of the UK’s biggest airlines.

The CAA is provided with irrefutable proof that duty times are knowingly falsified to make it appear they conformed with strictly laid down maximum times and that pilots are flying at the equivalent effectiveness of a drunk driver. Their response? ‘Get over it.’ BALPA the union suppress a report where the depths of the criminal activities are finally exposed.  

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