25-Jan-2010 8:50 AM

South African Civil Aviation Authority confirms SA Airlink aircraft fleet green light to operate

South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) confirmed (21-Jan-2010) that a comprehensive auditing approach resulted in the SACAA assessing the entire maintenance planning and quality system of SA Airlink, checking it for integrity and completeness. Emanating from this process, SACAA inspectors have successfully completed inspections on the first three Jetstream aircraft and have re-issued them with the necessary approvals to commence operating. On 23-Dec-2009, the SACAA suspended the certificates of airworthiness of the Jetstream aircraft fleet as a result of safety concerns that included a series of aircraft incidents and accidents as well as the on-going safety audit at SA Airlink. The SACAA indicated at the time, that it would be necessary to conduct individual aircraft inspections on the Jetstream aircraft fleet before any upliftment of the said suspensions could be considered. [more]

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