China Daily reports that more than 200 pilots have falsified their work experience:
The results of investigations showed that in 2008-2009, airlines desperate for staff were hiring pilots whose resumes had been faked, the Shanghai-based newspaper China Business News reported on Monday.
The newspaper report also noted that Shenzhen Airlines reportedly had 103 of the pilots with faked work histories on the payroll.
A spokesperson with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) confirmed the figure of more than 200 pilots who falsified their flying histories, adding that all those found with fake resumes have been punished accordingly.
The report comes as the administration investigates safety measures nationwide following an Aug 24 crash that killed 42 people at a small airport in the northeast, in China’s worst commercial airline disaster in nearly six years. Another 54 people were injured in the crash of the Brazilian-made Embraer 190 plane belonging to Henan Airlines during a nighttime landing at Yichun in Heilongjiang province.
Shenzhen Airlines is the parent company of Henan Airlines.