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More Brindabella Airlines planes grounded

By johnboy - 13 December 2013 8

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.

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.

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More Brindabella Airlines planes grounded
AndrewB 10:18 am 16 Dec 13

They’re done.
Korda Mentha now appointed as receivers and managers. Proves the unfortunate old adage again…’how do you make a million dollars from an airline? Start with two million and wait twelve months…’

Unbelievably, my 78 year old mother was literally at the Brindabella check-in counter in Brisbane on her way home to Coffs Harbour when the network wide grounding occurred. Being a resourceful type she hired a car, jumped on the freeway and drove home!

Passenger disruption notwithstanding, spare a thought for the employees in the run up to Christmas….

milkman 7:57 pm 15 Dec 13
c_c™ 6:55 pm 15 Dec 13

The Australian is reporting this evening that Brindabella has been totally grounded and put into administration with KordaMentha.

Mr Evil 12:47 pm 15 Dec 13

Deref said :

Failure to comply with maintenance requirements on aeroplanes should be legally tantamount to attempted murder. People die because of this type of greed.

Stick ’em in gaol and throw away the key.

There are plenty of Third-World airlines that don’t stick to following maintainance procedures, and you don’t see their aircraft falling out of the sky every day………just maybe every second day….

It’s about time CASA seriously cracked down on fools who shouldn’t be in the business of aviation – and at least this time they’ve done it before anyone was killed or serious hurt – unlike a few cases I can think of over the past 20 years.

And we certainly don’t need any more of these kinds of cases:

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/coroner-attacks-australia8217s-aviation-watchdog-saying-aerobatic-pilot-barry-hempel-should-not-have-flown/story-fnihsrf2-1226732895245

Deref 8:18 am 15 Dec 13

Failure to comply with maintenance requirements on aeroplanes should be legally tantamount to attempted murder. People die because of this type of greed.

Stick ’em in gaol and throw away the key.

IrishPete 6:01 pm 14 Dec 13

rigseismic67 said :

Damn, I hope the Newcastle morning flight I have booked this Tuesday is still on

Given what they’ve been grounded for, I think you would be safer finding another way to get there. ABC uses the unambiguous phrase “lax maintenance”.

Or at least ask for a parachute and sit by the emergency exit.

IP

rigseismic67 7:41 pm 13 Dec 13

Damn, I hope the Newcastle morning flight I have booked this Tuesday is still on

androo 1:51 pm 13 Dec 13

Sad news, it’s never been the same airline since Lara and Geoff stepped back and sold it :/

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