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Iberia Express reported to Spanish Aviation Safety Agency

Source: Cinco Dias - Tue 24th Apr 2012
Iberia Express reported to Spanish Aviation Safety Agency

Cinco Dias has reported how the ongoing hostilities between the SEPLA Pilots Unions and Iberia Airlines has resulted in a total of around 100 notification being issed to the Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The complaints were made by pilots and crew members due to the creation of the low-cost subsidiary, Iberia Express, resulting in a detriation of saftey and operational standards over recent weeks. Some of the notifications involve aircraft being made to fly after a fault had been reported, or of pilots being requested to fly beyond their scheduled hours.

It has also been reported that a heightened state of tension exists between pilots and crew members working for Iberia and Iberia Express, with insults regularly being traded on open radio frequencies. It was further alleged that a number of conversations had been overheard between crews exchanging tips on how to sabotage the scheduling of flights to cause delays.

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