Spotty Co-ordination leads to Air Asia flight crash.

Spotty Co-ordination leads to Air Asia flight crash.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash has led to questioning of the problematic coordination issues among airlines authorities, which has led to stalled efforts in making skies safer, Andrew Herdman, Asia Pacific Aviation Head stated. 
The statement added that the flight may not have received clearance to fly the route it was on. This has also prompted investigation, revoking Air-Asia’s permission to revoke licence to fly in that region.

Airlines had some expensive lessons. They equip their aircraft with the latest equipment, then find out air traffic authorities haven’t made the necessary investments [to use it]… It’s a coordination problem,” the former Cathay Pacific executive was quoted as saying in the Hong Kong daily.
After the mishap IATA has outlined much needed changes to air traffic monitoring system in ICAO. 

It has been reported that the flight had actually asked for a permission to fly higher altitudes, to avoid a thunderstorm. The request was met after a two minute silence. And by the time the request was met, the flight had gone off radar. There have been raging controversies as to whether the flight was authorised on that day or not. 
Reports of both the Indonesian Ministry and the CAAS of Singapore though state tehta the flight was scheduled to operate on that day. 
Sunu Widyatmoko, Indonesia Air Asia’s Chief Executive, has confirmed the suspension of the route licence and said the carrier will cooperate with an investigation, but added that the company won’t issue a statement until the results of the government review are announced.

Susweta Bose  [Masters in Mass Comm ] 
Sub Editor