New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by cage » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:50 am

SA Express Getting Ready for Take-off!

12 July 2018, Johannesburg – SA Express can confirm that the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) reinstated its Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certification on Friday 22 June 2018. Since then SA Express has undergone a stringent and rigorous process to meet the regulator’s high standards.

All of our corrective action plans were accepted by the CAA for all the findings which led to the suspension of the AMO and the Air Operators Certificate (AOC). A team comprising members of the newly appointed Board of Directors, the Ministerial Intervention Team, as well as SA Express’ dedicated employees have worked tirelessly to implement the CAA approved corrective action plans (CAPS).

SA Express wishes to assure the public and our customers that we have focused intensely on addressing the root causes that led to our grounding and have now restructured the internal processes that allowed this incident to occur in the first place.

Today, the final phase of the five-phase CAA process to re-certify the airline’s Air Operators Certificate (AOC) has commenced. As soon as the SA Express AOC has been reinstated by the CAA, the airline will be ready to again fly its passengers in comfort and safety.

The recently appointed SA Express Board yesterday briefed the Minister on the progress achieved since the grounding.

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, yesterday expressed his satisfaction: “The SA Express Board, Ministerial Intervention Team, together with loyal staff have made very significant progress to return the airline to full operation in the very near future.”
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by 747TDR » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:39 pm

cage wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:50 am
SA Express Getting Ready for Take-off!

SA Express can confirm that the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) reinstated its Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) certification on Friday 22 June 2018. Since then SA Express has undergone a stringent and rigorous process to meet the regulator’s high standards.
Surely this stringent and rigorous process should have taken place prior to the reinstatement, and not SINCE then?
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by Ray W » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:49 am

Some of their aircraft were being test flown yesterday. Looks like they're on their way back
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Unread post by handbraketurn » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:01 am

How irresponsible, but probably easy when you play with other people’s money
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Unread post by jetstream31 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:14 pm

Will Airlink give them back their routes? Or continue operating?
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by Whinerliner » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:05 pm

Pravin has made it clear that he will spend any amount available to him to prop up the ailing SOE's. The only thing that will stop the madness is lack of money which appears to be where we have gotten to.

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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by paulw » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:21 pm

131sixfive wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:40 pm
Has anyone heard any new information?
The silence is deafening, the SA Express offices in Bloemfontein have been been unmanned for more than four weeks now. I have heard a rumour via a couple of travel agencies that the current plan is to return to operation on the 27th July but seeing that is a Friday I doubt it.
This is correct, back operational in two weeks if all go well.
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They have a book on how to take my money away? When did this happen......
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by GL » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:24 pm

jetstream31 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Will Airlink give them back their routes? Or continue operating?
I think that is the million dollar question - and my guess is Airlink wont give them back without a fight.
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by cage » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:34 pm

GL wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:24 pm
jetstream31 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Will Airlink give them back their routes? Or continue operating?
I think that is the million dollar question - and my guess is Airlink wont give them back without a fight.
It's neither of "their" routes. Punters will decide with whom they fly.

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