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Tiger Airways appoints veteran pilot as safety adviser

19-Jul-2011 10:40 AM

Tiger Airways Australia has appointed former Qantas Chief Pilot Captain Chris Manning to the role of safety adviser as the LCC reorganises following a series of breaches for which the airline was grounded (AAP, 19-Jul-2011). Captain Manning's career has spanned more than 40 years and includes stints as president of the Australian and International Pilots Association and chief pilot and manager of flight operations with Qantas. "Safety will continue to underpin our operations at all times and with the assistance of Chris, I am confident that Tiger Airways will operate with the highest levels of safety management across our entire operation," CEO Tony Davis said. "Today's appointment is another step towards reassuring the industry and the public that Tiger Airways is committed to a safe, viable, and long-term future in Australia." Captain Manning's role at Tiger takes immediate effect.