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Zambian authorities suspend Zambezi Airlines’ AOC over safety issues
3 November 2011

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 […]

Russia grounds several Yak-42 planes for safety reasons

11 September 2011

Russian aviation regulator Rostransnadzor has suspended the operations of several Yakovlev 42 aircraft following the fatal accident involving such an aircraft on September 7 near Yaroslavl, Russia. Rostransnadzor reported that by September 9, six Yak-42 aircraft had been checked. These checks resulted on the grounding of three planes, operated by Grozny Avia, Gazpromavia, and KrasAvia. On […]

Grounding of Peruvian Airlines partly lifted

30 August 2011

The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications decided to partly lift the suspension of  Peruvian Airlines. The airline had been grounded on August 18, 2011 for safety reasons. DGAC verified the improvements made by Peruvian and decided to allow the airline to restart operations using their Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The fleet of Boeing 737-200 remains […]

Peruvian Airlines grounded for safety reasons

22 August 2011

The Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications decided to temporarily suspend the operations of the Peruvian  Airlines as of August 18, 2011 for safety reasons. The suspension comes after an audit by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) of Peru in April 2011. This audit revealed several safety shortcomings and resulted in an ten corrective actions […]

Russia grounds Antonov 12

10 August 2011

Russia’s transport safety regulator has grounded Antonov 12 aircraft after a plane crash that killed 11 passengers near Magadan, Russia on August 9, 2011. Rostransnadzor said in a statement that it decided to suspend flight operations on all  An-12 aircraft operated by airlines in the Russian Federation, until the airlines  take priority measures to lower the […]

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 […]

CASA to seek to extend Tiger Airways Australia suspension

6 July 2011

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is to seek to extend the suspension of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd. CASA suspended Tiger Airways Australia’s operations on 2 July 2011 because it believed permitting the airline to continue to fly posed a serious and imminent risk to air safety.  On July 6 CASA reported that it was […]

CASA grounds Tiger Airways Australia

2 July 2011

  The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has suspended the operations of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd with immediate effect from Saturday 2 July 2011. This action has been taken because CASA believes permitting the airline to continue to fly poses a serious and imminent risk to air safety. The suspension of Tiger Airways Australia follows […]

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 […]

Temporary ban on Tupolev 154B flights in Russia following accident

2 January 2011

The Russian Federal Transport Oversight Agency, Rostransnadzor, proposed a temporary suspension of all Tupolev 154B flights in Russia. The decision was taken one day after a fatal accident in Surgut in which three passengers were killed. A fire erupted in Tupolev 154B shortly after startup before a regular passenger flight to Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Rostransnadzor states that it conducted “a […]