Hein Kaiser
2 minute read
7 Jun 2021
4:15 am

SAA’s poor safety findings could see its permit impacted

Hein Kaiser

Several sources alleged that the airline's safety audit report saw failures with at least three level 1 findings.

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Mystery surrounds the findings of a safety audit report on South African Airways (SAA) carried out by the SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) and which could impact on its permit to fly as a commercial operator. Sacaa confirmed the audit findings have been given to SAA, but refused to discuss the contents of the audits, saying the information was subject to “non-disclosure and confidentiality” restrictions. SAA would not comment on questions sent a week ago. Several sources alleged that the SAA audit saw failures with at least three level 1 findings. Sacaa audits categorise risk into categories, and the authority...