Maldives govt vows to resolve pilot fatigue claims

Maldives government on Tuesday vowed to devise a system to manage pilot fatigue in the wake of mounting complaints from several national airline 'Maldivian' pilots.

Tourism minister Moosa Zameer in a statement to mark the international civil aviation day, vowed to establish a fatigue risk management system to solve the challenges faced by fatigued civil aviation staff in the country.

Several pilots have complained of being overworked by 'Maldivian' saying that non-stop flying has caused fatigue.

Zameer noted that Maldives has continued to follow the standards set by "aviation pioneers" to ensure the best possible services to all local and international passengers.

The minister also said the civil aviation authority was actively working to resolve the issues faced by the country especially to resolve the human resource shortage in the archipelago.