SA Express Temporarily Suspends Operations

Status Update


SA EXPRESS WELCOMES REINSTATEMENT OF AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE, TO RESUME FLIGHT SCHEDULES OVER NEXT FEW WEEKS

JOHANNESBURG, 27 JULY 2018 - SA Express (SAX) plans to resume its flight schedules in the next few weeks following the reinstatement of its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).

“We wish to thank the SACAA, the government and all our partners for their assistance while we were addressing the regulator’s operational requirements. We thank all our valued passengers, as well as our loyal staff, for their understanding,” she said.

“We wish to thank the SACAA, the government and all our partners for their assistance while we were addressing the regulator’s operational requirements. We thank all our valued passengers as well as our loyal staff, for their understanding,” she said.

“It’s all systems go now. Over the next few days we will complete the process to get our additional aircraft added to the AOC. We are not only coming back stronger but even more energised. We are confident that we will win back our market share and grow our business in the coming months and years,” Mokholo said.

The move by SACAA to reinstate SAX’s AOC comes a month after the suspension of the airline’s Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) license was also lifted.

With the two certificates - - the AOC and AMO - - now reinstated, SA Express is free to resume its flights — and to that extent, the airline is working closely with SACAA to get the necessary certificates of Airworthiness for all its aircraft. Scheduled approvals are done on an aircraft by aircraft basis and at this stage, the CAA has completed its review of only two aircraft.

SACAA suspended SAX’s AOC and AMO approvals, as well as the Certificates of Airworthiness for nine of its 21 aircraft on May 24 this year, after it had conducted an audit of its maintenance processes and procedures.

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