RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has expressed concern over smoking in plane, particularly within the cockpit and cabin by crewmembers, and directed all operators to observe guidelines and laws and guarantee compliance.
The PCAA’s director of flight requirements famous that regardless of quite a few directions on prohibition of smoking within the plane, smoking was nonetheless persevering with, which isn’t solely a gross violation of laws however an open denial of the foundations which prohibit every kind of smoking when on board Pakistan-registered plane. Violations are liable to penal motion below the ordinance.
The PCAA directed the operators that cockpit crew, together with captain / first officer, weren’t allowed to smoke within the cockpit neither any third individual was to be allowed to smoke therein.
If a captain smokes, it’s to be reported by the primary officer and vice versa. In case the violation isn’t reported by both of them, a really strict disciplinary motion can be taken in opposition to each. This may initially be floor/imposing monetary penalties adopted by endorsement on licence and its suspension if the statement was repeated.
The CAA additional warned that any incident of smoking throughout flight or on floor was to be reported by any crewmember (cockpit and cabin) or any floor employees whoever noticed the violation. In case the matter was not reported a extreme disciplinary motion can be taken in opposition to the people.
No disciplinary or retaliatory motion can be taken in opposition to a person who reported the above talked about violation.
The CAA stated all operators had been as soon as once more reminded and directed to make sure compliance. Smoking within the cockpit was an unhealthy pattern and wanted to be curbed vigorously in any respect ranges of administration, it added.
“All operators are requested to enforce the culture of “no smoking in cockpit” and in addition to make sure full safety to the individual reporting the incident,” the CAA stated.
Printed in Daybreak, July 11th, 2020