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Chile suspends AOC of PAL Airlines over safety issues
30 May 2014
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The Chilean regulator DGAC suspended the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of PAL Airlines over safety fears following a recent audit.

The Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), followed up on an audit done at PAL Airlines and its facilities and said that the airline’s failure to satisfy unspecified technical requirements that are laid down in its AOC, could put it’s safety and security at risk if they are not resolved.

A decision was made to suspend the AOC. It will be reinstated once the problems have been resolved.

PAL Airlines, founded in 2003, was previously known as Principal Airlines. The airline operates scheduled domestic passenger services using a fleet of Boeing 737-300 aircraft. In a statement on it’s website the airline said it was working on regaining the AOC with 4-5 days.

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