CAA makes it mandatory for PIA cabin crew, air hosts to now get alcohol consumption tests
The notice states that all cabin crew members must undergo medical check-ups before boarding any flights.
Another blunder of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crew has been sighted. Recently, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) noticed that some members of the PIA cabin crew were smoking in the cockpit and the cabin.
The authorities immediately took notice of the incident and issued directives to foresee that a similar or related event does not repeat itself.
In light of this aim, the PIA authorities were strictly directed to comply with the no-smoking rule throughout the whole plane. Moreover, the CAA made it compulsory for every PIA cabin crew member to pass a breathalyzer test for alcohol consumption.
Following this, a notice was issued and brought into immediate effect by the PIA’s medical division. The notice states that all cabin crew members must undergo medical check-ups before boarding any flights.
The medical check-ups include the breathalyzer test, which checks for alcohol content in a person’s blood. The test results will decide whether a crew member is eligible to board a flight.
Initially, the CAA had made the breathalyzer test mandatory for the pilots and the cockpit crew only. Now the CAA has revised its decision and obliged the air hosts to go through the test too.
What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.