Unusual Happenings on Biman Airways: Exploring the Anomalies

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The Biman Bangladesh Airline’s protection, course of, or train would not completely regulate to the accredited agency manuals or the related regulatory commonplace, finds the newest audit report of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.

The Air Operator Certificates (AOC) renewal audit for 2022 assessed Biman’s diploma of conformance with the regulatory requirements and acknowledged 39 operational and 10 airworthiness objections.

The objections had been acknowledged throughout the areas of Air Operator Certificates Administration and Finance (two), flight operations (seven), cabin safety (14), airworthiness (10), ground coping with (10), flight dispatch (two), and dangerous objects (4).

Biman moreover failed to ensure that they had passable manpower for protected operations.

The CAAB in its audit report expressed concern in regards to the Persevering with Airworthiness Administration Exposition (CAME) the place required Reliability Administration Board (RCB) conferences weren’t carried out continuously.

CAME is a set of processes by which a aircraft, engine, propeller, or half complies with the related requirements for flight operation and stays in a sustainable scenario for protected functioning all via its operational life.

As well as, RCB refers to how properly a aircraft’s packages are maintained over time to ensure protected operation.

Moreover, the maintenance of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft was found not updated in accordance with the newest revision of the associated maintenance program doc (MPD), the report added.

Within the meantime, all through the sample aircraft inspection of Biman’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, registered S2-AJU, the Frequent Precaution Kits (UPK) weren’t found throughout the appropriate place as per the Location of Passenger Lodging (LOPA).

“Most of these (objections) signify deficiencies in the midst of, procedures and pointers that are to be specified throughout the agency operations manuals, the Cabin Safety Handbook, Dangerous Gadgets Handbook, Flight Dispatch Handbook, and the Flooring Coping with Handbook,” the report talked about.

Cabin Operation & Safety Handbook (COSM) was moreover found not updated with the CAAB’s requirements relating to flight and obligation time limitations and the rest time for pilots and cabin crew, it talked about.

As well as, Biman issued authorisation to its personnel for the positions of In-flight Leisure (IFE) and in-charge cabin safety with out guaranteeing appropriate requirements, the audit added.

Furthermore, Biman could not current documentary proof of updating the prevailing operation manuals with the current regulatory requirements.

Biman moreover could not arrange important insurance coverage insurance policies and procedures for the documentation of flight crew teaching info, and explicit procedures to ensure the preservation of the required teaching paperwork of cabin crews in a standardized technique for traceability, the report talked about.

Moreover, the group could not produce important proof to ensure availability of passable cabin crew for protected aircraft operation in its current routes.

For cabin crew recruitment, {{qualifications}} talked about throughout the newest Biman spherical do not match with these established throughout the Continued Operational and Safety Handbook.

Moreover, the Cabin Operation and Safety Handbook was not found throughout the organisation’s teaching facility.

No teaching doc was found for the domestically recruited personnel working in quite a few abroad stations, and the Grade-6 officers and above throughout the Flooring Service Instruments (GSE) division.

The airline has reliable insurance coverage protection safety for all planes nevertheless didn’t level out any documented protection requiring the liabilities to be lined, the report revealed.

Biman moreover didn’t level out that they’ve sufficient GSE to hold out protected flooring coping with operations in Dhaka, Chattogram, and Sylhet airports.

Equally, the Emergency Response Plan was not current in GSE maintenance and operations.

All of Biman’s 81 newly-recruited ground service assistants have been deployed in operational duties sooner than ending the required essential teaching program.


The report advantages Biman to current consideration to fully completely different areas along with guaranteeing the provision of the required number of licensed and competent personnel in all areas of operational actions.

The airline moreover desires to complete a analysis of the operations, flight dispatch, cabin safety, and ground coping with manuals to ensure full compliance with the newest modifications to the CAAB requirements.

“The Biman is required to go looking out the inspiration causes of each of the findings. Based totally on the inspiration causes, the airline is required to design the required corrective movement plan (CAP) to resolve each of the findings contained in the agreed timeframe,” the report added.

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