More trouble seems to be brewing at regional airline LIAT.
Barbados TODAY understands that the company has suspended its director of flight operations Captain George Athurton, effective yesterday. This follows an incident on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in which one of LIAT’s captains, Barbadian Neil Cave, refused to operate an aircraft and was subsequently suspended.
The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority later carried out an investigation into that incident and found that the airline was in violation of certain regulations. The company was also fined for breaching of the regulations and for making two attempts to put the said aircraft into commercial operation.
Since then, the airline’s pilots association LIALPA has issued a call for the airline’s management to be sacked.
When contacted today, LIAT’s corporate communications spokesman Desmond Brown said it was an internal matter and not for public discussion.