The ABC reports that CASA has again taken to the troubled Brindabella Airlines with a big stick:
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has grounded another six planes belonging to a regional airline due to concerns about lax maintenance.
The Canberra-based Brindabella Airlines is not allowed to use the aircraft until a maintenance review is carried out.
It follows CASA’s decision to ground four planes last month after it discovered the airline had not performed mandatory engine inspections.
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The Authority has examined the fleet and said it has identified additional inspection and maintenance overruns, which has led to the additional six aircraft being grounded.
In a statement, CASA said the latest order will ensure any outstanding issues will be addressed on all of Brindabella’s aircraft.
The airline operates flights to a number of regional centres in NSW including Orange, Mudgee, Tamworth and Newcastle.