I almost sounds as bad as Canada!
The feedback from my former students in Canada working for some of the operators there was not very good.
I remember Switzerland putting out a warning to their tourists who might fly with some of the smaller airlines in Canada,
was Canada a Russian state?
Unfortunately standards are dropping, even as far a Multi Crew Pilot Licences... Appropriate for automated commercial airliners perhaps, providing the manufacturer cares to advise of new safety systems and how to overide them if they go wrong.
So what do we feel about the new air taxis using automatic drone technology with no pilot on board?
Licencing is not the answer either.
The Cherokee becoming airborne through the fortune of the Redhill peri track notified us all of the fact that utilising a Boeing 707 rated pilot to fly boyscouts legally might be less safe than using a PPL current on type.
In my time cost sharing with friends and family was fine, but flying anyone on a chisel charter would bring the authority to your door.
A proper operation with safety management is what is necessary, though SMS is an expense nobody wants.
I did SMS last year for a small Chieftain operator, and for the offshoot flying training school.
But it seems safety to me means something proactive and not reactive.
Ultimately there’s a cost for aviation.
We can cut costs in the short term, not do essential maintenance, allow the defects list to grow (or as in Canada, not permit anyone to snag anything on the aeroplane), but in the end there’s a big bill (bankrupcy is common), or someone gets hurt.
The answer: training, including ethics, and bad karma to those who are not ethical in what they do.