Ground Handling Companies Fined for Aircraft Damage

posted on 31st October 2019 by Eddie Saunders
Ground Handling Companies Fined for Aircraft Damage

Two local ground handling service providers have been fined for incidents in which human negligence to the damage of aircraft at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said last week.

Taoyuan International Airport Services Co. and Evergreen Airline Services Co. were fined NT$300,000 (US$9,826) and NT$60,000 each for poor management that damaged three aircraft and one aircraft respectively, said Deputy Transport Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材).

On Oct. 6, a Japan Airlines flight was delayed nearly eight hours after the aircraft was damaged when being towed to the gate ahead of being boarded.

To reduce the safety risk posed by future incidents, Wang said the ministry is looking to introduce a surveillance system that monitors flight conditions and ground operations by the end of this year.