in Air Transport

CemAir operations and fleet grounding

Posted 9 February 2018 · Add Comment

CemAir CEO apologises to customers for the continued disruption to its operations and said that it is “working hard to expedite the restoration of its normal scheduled flights.”

“I wish to thank our customers for their patience and their loyalty.  I am sorry that we have let you down during this period, but we look forward to flying you again very soon,” said Miles van der Molen, CEO of CemAir.

“The safety and well-being of our customers, our people and our aircraft is our top priority.  For this reason, we are working closely with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) to address its concerns”, he said.

“As the first step, last Friday, we initiated a thorough and comprehensive assessment and verification of internal processes and procedures at our aircraft maintenance division.  The scope of this exercise includes personnel training, licencing and powers of authority to release aircraft and components into service.  In parallel, we have provided the SACAA with full and comprehensive documentation packs relating to the history and status of each of our 12 South African-registered aircraft.  We have also hosted and cooperated fully with the SACAA’s additional audit inspections.

van der Molen added: “While we would like to expedite the restoration of our scheduled services, we must ensure there are no questions over the integrity of CemAir’s safety.  For this reason we have requested the SACAA’s feedback, guidance and recommendations arising from its inspections, together with a defined timeline, against which it will verify our compliance and lift the restrictions currently in place.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Turkish Airlines to commence flights to Freetown

Turkish Airlines is to launch flights to Freetown.

Dana Air and ASKY sign interline agreement

An interline agreement has been reached between Dana Air and Asky airline, reports Afritraveller.

Boeing 737 MAX 9 awarded FAA certification

Boeing has announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the aircraft for commercial service.

Exhilarating aerial race heads to Africa

The world’s only long distance paramotor race, the Icarus Trophy, will visit Africa for the first time.

Bombardier reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results

Bombardier has released its fourth quarter and full year 2017 results, highlighting solid financial and operational performance across the company.

Bruno Even appointed CEO of Airbus Helicopters

Airbus SE has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418Global Aerospace BT010518