The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has extended the precautionary suspension of Comair operations indefinitely. The 24-hour suspension was meant to end on Sunday, but SACCA says Comair did not adequately address all the necessary safety issues.
The authority grounded Comair’s Air Operator Certificate in South Africa on Saturday, including that of Kulula and British Airways flights. It follows investigations, suggesting that there may be safety risks at the operator.
Despite working through the night, Comair will not be able to resume operations today. The SACAA still needs to review documentation provided overnight. We continue to engage constructively with the SACAA.
— kulula (@kulula) March 13, 2022
SACAA says that in the last month, Comair operations experienced issues ranging from engine failure to engine and landing gear malfunctions.
In October 2019, SAA and Comair came under the spotlight following the grounding of planes: