MRO Irregularities Force SAA and Comair To Ground Aircraft

South African Airways Technical (SAAT) holds a number of component specialisms including mechanical parts such as landing gear for Boeing 737-800s, Airbus A319s and A320s, wheel assemblies and brake assemblies as well as hydraulic, electrical and avionic components, among others. SAAT’s main operational base in Johannesburg provides line and heavy maintenance services, while line services are also available at Cape Town, Durban and Lanseria, as well as at regional airports in Kigali, Kinshasa and Windhoek.

Credit: South African Airways Technical
At least two South African carriers--South African Airways (SAA) and Comair--had their operations disrupted on Oct. 22 after the regulator found “irregularities” at SAA maintenance subsidiary SAA Technical (SAAT). Several aircraft were grounded after the South African CAA (SACAA) found...

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