Civil Aviation Authority grounds CemAir’s 21 planes

ForceFate

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority has said that CemAir, which operates domestic flights, may no longer operate as an airline or air operator, or fly any of its 21 aircraft, even as the country’s summer holiday season begins.

“CemAir has been operating some aircraft outside of permissible loading limits, meaning the weights of passengers and baggage declared by the flight crew were not the same with those recorded by the service provider contracted by CemAir,” the authority said in a statement on Friday
https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/c...aviation-authority-grounds-cemairs-21-planes/
 

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I hadn't heard of them before, but they seem to have had a brush with the SACAA earlier this year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CemAir

In January 2018, the South African Civil Aviation Authority withdrew the Certificate of Airworthiness for 12 of the airline’s aircraft due to allegedly unqualified personnel certifying the aircraft as airworthy
Most of their aircraft are not in competition with the large airlines between the major cities, but serve smaller commuter routes (Bloemfontein, etc), and destinations such as Zambia and South Sudan.

Edit: A little digging reveals that the company/owner apparently has a long and dodgy history: http://www.sudantribune.com/Beech-1900C-The-flight-that-killed,27287
 
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I hadn't heard of them before, but they seem to have had a brush with the SACAA earlier this year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CemAir



Most of their aircraft are not in competition with the large airlines between the major cities, but serve smaller commuter routes (Bloemfontein, etc), and destinations such as Zambia and South Sudan.

Edit: A little digging reveals that the company/owner apparently has a long and dodgy history: http://www.sudantribune.com/Beech-1900C-The-flight-that-killed,27287
Time to get him in jail I suggest.
 

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My cousin worked for them until last year. Worked 3 weeks on, 2 days off. He hated the job, no spare parts, 15 hour shifts
 

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How is this airline still able to fly with such a horrible record from the CEO Miles van der Molen? Scary stuff, my mom used to work for him in 1985 or 1986 and told us the story of how he started with his k*k back then already. https://southcoastherald.co.za/265710/turbulent-times-cemair/
And so quick to go to court to lift their suspension instead of fixing the problem. They are now cleared to fly again. :thumbsdown:

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...-skies-but-must-comply-with-safety-standards/

"Even though the court order temporarily lifts the SACAA’s decision, it compels the airline to comply with the regulations," said Maja. "The SACAA believes that the time spent going to court could have been used gainfully by the airline to ensure compliance with civil aviation regulations."
 

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And so quick to go to court to lift their suspension instead of fixing the problem. They are now cleared to fly again. :thumbsdown:

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...-skies-but-must-comply-with-safety-standards/
I saw that, I wonder how many people even bother to do their research on companies they use. A quick name search can reveal a lot of scary stuff from people. A lot of sheeple that use CemAir, you should read some of the ridiculous comments on their Facebook posts, I for one am not shocked at all that the CAA are so heavily after him.
 

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Probably going to appeal within 30 days...

There'll be hell to pay should a plane full of pax go down in a residential area resulting in a very high casualty count.
 
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