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19 December 2011

Russia revokes AOC of Dagestan Airlines for safety reasons

19 December 2011

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia revoked the Air Operator Certificate of Dagestan Airlines following safety issues and lack of financial resources. Russian regional carrier Dagestan Airlines has been under scrutiny since an accident in December 2010. Two passengers died when a Tupolev 154 crashed during an  emergency landing at Moscow-Domodedovo Airport, Russia. The Interstate Aviation Committee found […]

Zambian authorities suspend Zambezi Airlines’ AOC over safety issues

3 November 2011

Effective November 1, 2011 Zambezi Airlines was grounded by the Zambian Minister of Transport, Works and Supply. The Air Operator Certificate was suspended because the airline “posed a risk to passengers” as it operated outside Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) guidelines. A government spokesman reported that the airline employed air crew staff that had not been cleared by […]

Transport Canada suspends Missinippi Airways’ Air Operator Certificate

24 October 2011

Transport Canada has suspended Missinippi Airways’ Air Operator Certificate, effective October 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CDT for safety reasons. This action is based on safety concerns due to deficiencies with the company’s Operational Control System identified during Transport Canada’s inspection. This inspection was scheduled to confirm that corrective actions put in place following a previous suspension in July were working […]

Authorities suspend AOC of Dutch operator Solid-aiR

28 September 2011

The Dutch Transport and Water Management Inspectorate (IVW) has suspended the AOC of  operator Solid-aiR for safety reasons. Effective September 28, 2011 the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of Solid-aiR is suspended for a period of three months. During a safety audit the Inspectorate found several shortcomings with regards to crew training and defect reporting. Also, violations […]

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 […]

Accident airlines Hewa Bora and Rusair grounded by authorities

15 July 2011

Two airlines involved in recent fatal accidents were grounded by authorities.  Media in D.R.Congo reported that the Congolese government has suspended, Wednesday, July 13, the air operating license (AOC) of Hewa Bora Airways, pending the outcome of the investigation launched into the crash of a Boeing 727 on July 8 at Kisangani. A spokesman for […]

FAA revokes Bimini Island Air Operating Certificate

11 July 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked the operating certificate of Bimini Island Air (BIA) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., an on-demand operator. The FAA issued the emergency order of revocation on June 27 and it took effect immediately. The FAA alleged BIA advertised and operated 15 scheduled flights between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas […]

Indonesia grounds airline SMAC over safety concerns

19 February 2011

The Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation suspended the AOC of Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC) following the fatal accident of a CASA C-212 Aviocar operated by SMAC on February 12, 2011. The CASA Aviocar operated on a test flight from Batam Airport (BTH), Indonesia to Tanjung Pinang (TNJ) after the replacement of an engine. Preliminary investigation […]

Two Australian air operators suspended

24 July 2010

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has suspended the air operator’s certificates of Skymaster Air Services and Avtex Air Services. These two charter operators, which share the same ownership, are based at Sydney’s Bankstown airport. CASA believes allowing Skymaster Air Services and Avtex Air Services to continue to operate while CASA completes further safety […]