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Airlines face safety restrictions in Australia over GPWS rule
30 June 2005

Three airlines face severe flying restrictions from July 1 because their planes have not been fitted with a GPWS. Australia`s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) gave airlines around the country five years to install the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System in turbo prop and jet-engine planes carrying 10 passengers or more. All but three have complied. Planes yet to be fitted with the devices will be restricted to flying only under VFR. The operators that have not yet complied are Regional Pacific Airlines, Skippers Aviation and Air Niugini. (News.com.au)