Turkey`s civil aviation administration SHGM has suspended the flights of charter airline Tarhan Tower Airlines after discovering technical issues with the operator`s maintenance department. It has cancelled the carrier`s JAR-145 maintenance certificate and ordered a three-month suspension of the airline`s flight services. TT Airlines is planning to reorganise its operations and regain its permits.
Start-up Golden Airlines has also had its operations suspended for three months after the carrier failed to introduce a second aircraft within the set time limits. The airline has a single Boeing 757 leased from ILFC but, under Turkish regulations, start-up carriers must bring in a second aircraft within three months. (Flightglobal)