RT has obtained new evidence of UAE pilots and crews being pushed to the brink of exhaustion. The shocking grievances by the Emirates cabin crew date from early April and echo anonymous accounts shared by Flydubai staff following deadly mid-March plane crash.
Employees of Emirates Airline refer to the company as a “golden cage,” which allegedly exhausts crews beyond their limits and employs punishments when complaints are filed, the administrator of a dedicated whistleblower site has told RT.
Flydubai flight FZ981, which crashed in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, was fully operational when it took off from the airport in Dubai, the Interstate Aviation Committee said after decoding the flight data recorders.
An ex-Emirates pilot has told RT that the company forces its pilots to take heavy workloads by “bullying” them into accepting tough rosters, amid mounting reports from other pilots of Dubai-based airlines in the wake of the FlydubaiGate scandal.
An ex-Flydubai pilot told RT that he had to quit the airline after serious health problems as the company reportedly squeezes everything it legally can from its employees. Another described the working conditions as a form of ‘modern-day slavery.’