CemAir’s AMO resumes in-house fleet ops
Published On 28 Feb, 2018



In a statement issued on Saturday, February 24, The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has notified with immediate effect, the reinstate of its approval of the local carrier CemAir‘s Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO).

SACAA said the organisation had taken the move after CemAir’s truimphant completion of their five-phase certification process that included among others, document evaluation and demonstration phases.

Earlier this month, the regulator withdrew the certificates of airworthiness (COA) for twelve CemAir aircraft after the inspectors discovered during an audit that the aircraft that had been serviced at CemAir’s AMO, had been released back to service or cleared as airworthy by what it termed, “unqualified personnel”.

“…the lifting of the AMO suspension is a step in the right direction and means that the operator is now in a position to officially maintain their own as well as other operators’ aircraft for which they are approved. This also means that CemAir is now in a position to hopefully speed up the process of getting more of their aircraft ready for inspection by SACAA officials. The aircraft will be released back into operation once they are certified as airworthy,” it said.

the CEO of CemAir,  Miles Van Der Molen, has confirmed that CemAir  has returned  Dash 8-400 ZS-DHD (msn 4103) to go back to work on the Johannesburg O.R. Tambo-Hoedspruit route starting Sunday, February 25, with CRJ-900ZS-CMP (msn 15079) which will be tentatively due to follow suit on Monday, February 26.

To cover its obligations as an interim measure, CemAir has been sourcing capacity from other South African ACMI/charter operators, BalmOral Central Contract (BAL, Durban King Shaka) (a Beech 1900D) and Golden Wings Aviation (South Africa)/SKA Aircraft Leasing (a Fokker 70) for assistance..


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