SOUTH AFRICAN AVITATION AUTHORITY TO MONITOR PERFORMANCE OF SA EXPRESS

JOHANNESBURG, — The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of South Africa says it will continue to monitor and oversee the full implementation of the corrective action plan of regional carrier SA Express.

The CAA on Monday confirmed that SA Express has been allowed to resume operations after it lifted its suspension. The CAA grounded the airline on Saturday because of a series of safety issues but restored the operator’s licence of SA Express on Sunday after a meeting with the airline’s management.

Simon Segwabe, the executive in charge of aviation safety operations at the CAA told the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that an inspection was conducted and a deficiency in terms of the monitoring system.

“There was lack of exhaust loops system where efficiency recorded internally did not provide us with evidence that those deficiencies where monitored and subsequently addressed.”

Segwabe said the CAA would continue to monitor and oversee the full implementation of the corrective action plan of State-owned SA Express.

SOURCE: NAM NEWS NETWORK