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.