A passenger who fell ill on board a Biman flight died in the early hours yesterday after his treatment was delayed due to Dhaka airport’s air traffic control putting the plane’s landing on hold, according to the cockpit crew.
The Biman Bangladesh Airline’s policy, procedure, or activity does not fully comply with the approved company manuals or the applicable regulatory standard, finds a recent audit report of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.
Biman is going for codeshare and interline agreements with Gulf Air and Japan Airlines and this will allow its passengers to go to destinations the two carriers serve.
Biman last year carried a little over 28,000 tonnes of freight in the cargo hold of planes making international flights when it had the capacity to transport over 4.98 lakh tonnes.
Biman directors have accepted in principle a proposal to buy 10 Airbus planes.
Biman’s latest scandal a reminder of systemic corruption and mismanagement
The captain of a Biman flight was napping in the crew rest area, leaving the cockpit of a Boeing 777-300ER technically unmanned, when a passenger had a heart attack
In February last year, Biman recruited a batch of contractual pilots to fly its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, claiming that it needed pilots immediately due to a shortage.
With such poor conditions of pilots and staff, Biman will not be able to compete with other airlines and will continue to endanger its passengers and the prestige of the country.