In a letter written to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Executive Pilots Association of Air India has complained to the Ministry concerning the sub-standard high quality of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) gear offered to the crew throughout their latest rescue and evacuation operations to carry again residents from Coronavirus hit international locations.
The letter said, “Our pilots&cabin crew are given substandard ill-fitting PPE that tear easily on rescue flights. Sanitizers aren’t given in sufficient quantities & disinfection processes are short of industry best practices.”
The letter additionally talked about that the protecting gear being offered to the flight crew has been failing with an alarming frequency or has been plagued with different points.
Air India has been flying again residents from varied international locations after many international locations together with India has introduced an entire ban on worldwide flights.
On Feb 1, an Air India 747 flew to Wuhan, the then epicentre of Coronavirus to rescue 324 stranded Indians, one of many earliest rescue ops by any authorities globally. A day later, the identical plane rescued 323 extra Indians together with 7 Maldivian nationals.
Recently, Air India flew to Milan and Rome to rescue a whole lot of stranded Indian college students from the European nation, that has now been declared the epicentre of COVID-19.