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Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority approval for Jetstar 787 services

8-Nov-2013 1:25 PM

Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority has given (07-Nov-2013) approval to Jetstar Airways to begin Boeing 787 aircraft operations. CASA has authorised the addition of the first 787 to Jetstar’s fleet, with more aircraft to be added progressively. The Jetstar 787 approval follows months of detailed work by a CASA team of experts, which included training inspectors on the new aircraft type. CASA now has two flying operations inspectors and two airworthiness inspectors licenced on the 787. CASA conducted a review of the safety issues relating to the introduction of the new aircraft and will continue to monitor the safety of 787 operations by Jetstar. CASA Director of Aviation Safety John McCormick said the approval of Jetstar’s 787 operations was a landmark in Australian aviation. He said, “It is not often we introduce new large aircraft types into Australian aviation so it takes a lot of work by the airline and by CASA...The safety approval process included a demonstration of Jetstar’s 787 emergency evacuation procedures and culminated in a series of flights to prove Jetstar’s operational procedures will run smoothly and safely.” [more - original PR]