Air Force General Headquarters (AFGH) said yesterday it will consider whether to transfer a female ROC Air Force pilot whose husband has joined rival China's Sichuan Airlines as a pilot.
According to media reports, Lee Chi-hsiang (
The reports further said that Lee's wife, Major Wu Wen-ying (
The reports have resulted in some people questioning the propriety of the arrangement in light of national security concerns.
In response, AFGH officials said that the air force has a well-rounded evaluation system by which to measure its aviation staff, with a particular emphasis on security checks.
Throughout her service in the air force, the officials said, Wu has lived up to the requirements in all aspects, including flight skills.
As to whether to transfer Wu to another post, the officials said the AFGH will conduct a comprehensive review before coming to a conclusion.
The officials added that Wu's husband retired from the airforce after 12 years of service and did not qualify for a life-long pension.