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

Unread post by Ray W » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:15 am

cage wrote:
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.
I agree - the passengers will decide. This applies to the routes that Cemair are flying as well
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by Deanw » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:49 pm

I hear some good news about a leaner and stronger SAX will be announced soon. :D
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by GL » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:39 pm

South African Civil Aviation Authority clears SA Express for take-off
Johannesburg: The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has reinstated South African Express’ Air Operator Certificate (AOC), clearing the airline for the resumption of operations. This development comes just over a month after the regional airline, based in South Africa, had managed to get its Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) approval successfully reinstated by the SACAA. With these two crucial certificates successfully reinstated, this means that SA Express can now conduct scheduled commercial operations as an airline.

In addition to successfully reinstating its AOC and AMO certificates, South African Express has also managed to get Certificates of Airworthiness for two of its aircraft. As such, the airline is in the meantime permitted to operate with only two of its aircraft.

Background
On 24 May 2018, the SACAA suspended SA Express’s AOC and AMO approvals as well as the Certificates of Airworthiness (CoA) for nine of the twenty-one aircraft on the operator’s books. The decision to revoke SA Express permits came after the SACAA had conducted an audit at the airline and its maintenance organisation, which uncovered severe cases of non-compliance that posed serious safety risks.

In order to be allowed to operate as an airline again, SA Express had to undertake recertification processes for both the AOC and AMO approvals. The airline also had to ensure that all aircraft earmarked for operations had a Certificate of Airworthiness.

The AMO and AOC certification process are similar, whereby they both follow a five-phase procedure. In order for a Certificate of Airworthiness to be issued, the aircraft must first be inspected by SACAA officials.

Profitability must be balanced with compliance
“A key message to all operators and aviation personnel is that financial sustainability must always be carefully balanced with the need to uphold, at all times, acceptable levels of aviation safety and security. If the scale is heavily tilted towards one end, the air transport network as we all know it today, will cease to exist,” cautions Ms Poppy Khoza, who leads the SACAA as Director of Civil Aviation.
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by fcvanwyk » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:54 pm

At long last...wish we could have access to exactly what the severe safety concerns were... missing signature or compass swing out of date stuff or what? Strongs to the guys and girls at SAX.
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Re: New SA Express (SAX) woes on the Horizon ??

Unread post by vildwillie » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:13 pm

fcvanwyk wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:54 pm
At long last...wish we could have access to exactly what the severe safety concerns were... missing signature or compass swing out of date stuff or what? Strongs to the guys and girls at SAX.
It had nothing to do with the compass swing, or any tech issue? It had to do with profits and loss :evil:

And how were they to make a profit when their fuel supplier who received millions and never supplied a drop for his efforts was bleeding them.

He is still free and no arrests .....I love transformation!

Glad the guys are going fwd and up, some good pilots and great staff in this little airline.

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