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Probation Period For MAS Cabin Crew

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (Bernama) — The probation period for Malaysian Airlines (MAS) cabin crew who are currently undergoing the flight time limitation scheme, will be extended until next April.

Malaysian Airlines System Employees Union (MASEU) secretary-general Abdul Malek Ariff said this was because the British consultant who conducted the scheme for MAS here, needed more time and in-depth research before the scheme could be made compulsory for all cabin crew.

“Due to several inevitable circumstances, the consultant company had asked to defer the probation period until April, next year. The original probation period was from May 1 until Oct 31,” he told Bernama Wednesday.

The flight time limitation scheme was introduced by the International Civil Aviation Organisation in 1997, requiring all airlines to explain their obligations to the cabin crew during a flight to Europe.

Abdul Malek said MAS pilots had put the scheme into practice since 2005 and the cabin crew would do the same in stages.

Among others, he said, the scheme required time-off for the pilots and cabin crew involved in a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Europe, to be reduced from 44 hours to 24 hours.

The time-off will be replaced once they returned to their homeland, he said.

On a complaint that a cabin crew had to work non-stop in a flight from London-Taipei-Kuala Lumpur, Abdul Malek said that was just an isolated case.


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