Airworthiness authorities of Kazakhstan will help to Bek Air`s employees find another job

Created on 28.04.2020 15:23

In the near time a special website will created, where Bek Air`s employees can register to find work.

Employees of Bek Air airline, of which Kazakhstan Aviation Administration has revoked the certificates of the operator and the airworthiness of the aircraft, will be helped to find another job, the Civil Aviation Committee stated.

“It should be noted that the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan and the Civil Aviation Committee will help find alternative jobs for the dismissed employees of «Bek Air» JSC. A special website will be created in the coming days, where airline employees can register to look for work,” the CAC informed.

It is also noted that the carrier, in accordance with labor legislation, must notify his employees in writing form of changes in working conditions, issue documents confirming their labor activity, and also pay compensation.

"In addition, in accordance with the Rules for the transportation of passengers, baggage and cargo by air, approved by order of the Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated April 30, 2015 No. 540, the airline is obliged to return money to passengers for previously purchased tickets," the Committee stated.

The operator’s certificate was revoked due to non-compliance by the airline with instructions to eliminate violations made by the Aviation Administration. Airworthiness certificates for all nine Fokker aircraft used by the airline were also revoked.

Fokker-100 plane of the Bek Air crashed near Almaty on December 27, 2019. The aircraft, when taking off, lost height, broke through a concrete fence and crashed into a two-story building. 12 people were died in a plane crash.

After the incident, the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan, together with the Chief Transport Prosecutor's Office, carried out an unscheduled audit of the activities of Bek Air. According to its results, gross violations were identified that affect to flight safety.