200 Chinese pilots lied about qualifications

CHINA discovered over 200 pilots who lied about their employment history. Half of those 200 work for Henan Airlines, a subsidiary company of Shenzhen Airlines, which suffered a crash in August that killed 42 passengers.

The worrying discovery was the result of a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) investigation last year, the findings of which have only now been released. The CAAC subsequently grounded the pilots who then had to go through re-examinations and re-assessment.

With China’s booming economy it has one of the fastest growing aviation industries in the world, making pilots high in demand.

The CAAC is now investigating the rest of the industry, including air traffic control and training professionals.

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