SACAA grounds Working on Fire’s aircraft

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) have grounded the Working on Fire’s (trading as FAA Aviation (Pty) Ltd) helicopters and small aircraft, due to the organisation’s alleged failure to comply with the legal requirements thus having their air operating certificates suspended. The SACAA spokesperson Phindiwe Gwebu has said in a statement on Thursday 16 July 2015: “Recent surveillance conducted on FFA Aviation yielded various findings, which according to the SACAA, were serious in nature,” she continued saying that: “Following a recent spate of incidents and accidents involving aircraft operated by FFA Aviation, the SACAA had intensified its oversight and audit obligations to determine whether aviation safety was being compromised in any way by this operator and maintenance organisation.”

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