Home » ASN News
Tiger Airways suspension lifted
10 August 2011

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has lifted the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd, effective from Wednesday 10 August 2011.

This follows a thorough investigation by CASA into safety issues within Tiger Airways Australia.

As a result of the investigation and consistent with previous actions taken by CASA, a new set of conditions has been imposed on Tiger Airways Australia’s air operator’s certificate.

These conditions address key areas of operational importance within Tiger Airways and will underpin ongoing improvements in the airline’s safety performance. To continue to operate Tiger must comply with the conditions while they are in place.

Areas the conditions cover include:

  • pilot training and proficiency
  • pilot rostering and fatigue management
  • currency and revision of operational manuals and related documents
  • improved change-management processes and the appointment of additional qualified personnel in key positions
  • amendments to the airline’s safety management system

Tiger Airways Australia was required to demonstrate it had complied with the necessary safety requirements before it was permitted to resume operations.

These requirements included additional simulator and ground training for Tiger’s pilots.

The number of sectors Tiger Airways may fly is initially limited to a maximum of 18 a day during August 2011. Increased operations after August will be subject to CASA approval.

CASA suspended the air operator’s certificate of Tiger Airways Australia on 2 July 2011.

Source: