British Airways, Kulula flights grounded for 24 hours following safety concerns

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has suspended the Air Operator Certificate of Comair, with its subsidiaries Kulula.com and British Airways.

SACAA says this follows investigations that suggest safety risks at the operator.

“Civil aviation authority says it has reached this decision following an investigation into the recent spate of safety incidents at the Operator. It says this is a precautionary suspension for a period of 24 hours, within which the Operator must demonstrate to the Regulator that the risk and safety management systems are effective in managing potential hazards,” says SACAA.

SACAA has given Comair until Sunday morning to meet the requirements of the regulator or face indefinite suspension.

It goes on to say that in the last month, Comair operations experienced issues ranging from engine failure to engine and landing gear malfunctions.