21 MARCH 2022


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Article from BTNews 21 MARCH 2022

Comair flies again

Following last week’s news that British Airways (BA) franchise holder Comair had been grounded by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), the airline’s suspension has been lifted.
See www.btnews.co.uk/article/18848

Comair was forced to stop flying following an audit which commenced on 7 March. This audit had been initiated after a “spate of occurrences”, said the SACAA.

The regulator confirmed that it sought to verify compliance with civil aviation regulations, and review safety-management and quality-control systems.

After five days the audit was completed on 16 March, and the authority says it approved “immediate” restoration of the carrier’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

The regulator took to praising Comair – which operates BA’s franchise flights as well as the budget brand Kulula – with transparency, co-operation and commitment, which “signalled the seriousness in which the operator took this matter”.

“It is this collaboration that ensures that civil aviation safety remains a top priority in South Africa”, says the authority. “South Africa holds a very high-performance record in terms of the standards of safety and security”.



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