Heavy fines on foreign pilots in China
Anyone thinking about going to work for Spring Airlines in China should think carefully. I have a colleague who had his safety bonus of $12,000 taken from him. Apparently it was because of an altitude bust which was not really his fault. It was the result of poor english from the center, the Chinese F.O's poor english, and Tower control's inoperative radio. I have heard from other pilots that the CAAC wants to make an example out of foreign pilots. Anyone know if this is true? Apparently this amount has never been assessed to any other Chinese pilots. Really makes me think twice about going to China...